[caption id="attachment_750686" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ravi-shastri4.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-750686" alt="Ravi Shastri" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ravi-shastri4.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Ravi Shastri (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>India coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravi-shastri/">Ravi Shastri</a> has praised stand-in captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rohit-sharma/">Rohit Sharma</a> for the way he marshalled his troops during the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/asia-cup-2018-200946/">Asia Cup 2018</a> in the UAE. It was a straight fourth series win for India under Rohit's captaincy as they beat Bangladesh on Friday in a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-seal-last-ball-thriller-to-win-seventh-asia-cup-title-750628">last-ball thriller</a> in Dubai to win a record seventh Asia Cup title. <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh were off to a brilliant start thanks to their openers who added 116 runs in the first 20 overs. However, India, led by their spinners, made a comeback to allow just 106 in the next 30 overs with Bangladesh being bowled out for 222. <p></p> <p></p>"Rohit has been a calming influence and it showed on his captaincy," Shastri said after the match. "To keep his intensity going even after the start they [Bangladesh] had, showed he was cool in every aspect of captaincy, the bowling changes he made were really good, to concede just around 100 runs in the last 30 overs, I thought it was brilliant." <p></p> <p></p>Shastri feels the biggest gain from the tournament was India's fielding which kept improving with every game. Even on Friday, it a special effort from Ravindra Jadeja resulted in the run out of Mohammad Mithun that conributed to Bangladesh losing momentum. Rohit Sharma termed that moment as the game-changer during his post-match press conference. <p></p> <p></p>"The biggest plus was the fielding, game after game, we saved around 30-35 runs in these oppressive conditions. We took wickets consistently and during the middle-overs, the bowlers were outstanding, we bowled well with the new ball in tough conditions and then the spinners came to the party," Shastri said. <p></p> <p></p>Coming after a 1-4 Test series defeat to England, the performance would have surely pleased coach Shastri but he said the scoreline [in England] doesn't reflect how well his team performed there. "It's a different format, but I think everyone knows how well we played in England, the scorecard really doesn't show it. This is a different format and we needed to start afresh. I liked the intensity with which we played, we were a bit flat against Hong Kong in the first match, but pulled up themselves up later," he said.