Harare: "We were sick and tired of just competing against better nations and losing in the end," said Zimbabwe's stand-in captain Sikander Raza as he lavished praise of his teammates for upstaging India in the second T20 International.
Zimbabwe, after losing the ODIs 0-3, managed to salvage some pride, beating India by 10 runs in the series-ending second T20 on Sunday.
Raza, who took over captaincy after injury to regular skipper Elton Chigumbura, said he simply told his boys to end the streak.
"We were sick and tired of just competing against the better nations and losing in the end. Today was one of the days when we said, 'This has to come to an end. It's time we start winning'," he said in the post-match press conference.
Defending 146 runs in a tight encounter, Zimbabwe on Sunday defeated India by 10 runs to square their two-match T20 series 1-1.
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