Pakistan need something really special in ICC World T20: Shahid Afridi after losing to Bangladesh
Afridi congratulate India and Bangladesh for making it to the final of Asia Cup T20.
New Delhi: After facing defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in the Asia Cup T20 on Wednesday, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi confessed that they made too many mistakes in the match.
In a do-or-die game, hosts Bangladesh beat Pakistan in a nail-biting finish to book a berth in the final.
After the match, Afridi congratulated both the finalists -- India and Bangladesh.
"I want to congratulate India and Bangladesh for qualifying for the final. We made too many mistakes. It wasn't a good total, but the bowlers did superbly," said Afridi in the post match presentation.
Pakistan lost two off their three games so far in the on-going Asia Cup. And Afridi said that the team has to do something really special in the forthcoming ICC World T20, which is scheduled to start from March 8.
"We have to do something very special (at the World T20) because ours is a tough group. We've given youngsters plenty of opportunities, what else can you do?"
Now Pakistan will play a dead rubber against Sri Lanka on March 4, as the finalists are already decided.
On the other hand, an elated Bangladeshi skipper Mashrafe Mortaza labeled today's victory as of their biggest wins.
"It's a big won for us, this was like a semi-final. Told the boys to just grab it, because we knew there would be plenty of such matches in the future. There was a bit of pressure in the middle, but we coped well.
"Final will be another pressure game, the trick is to just back each other. It's a pleasure for us to play at home, thanks to the crowd for coming out in supporting us. Hopefully they'll continue to do that.
Soumya Sarkar is the Man of the Match for his solid 48," Mortaza stated after the match.