I made a senseless mistake, was responsible for WT20 defeat against India: Mahmudullah
Bangladesh fell just one run short in the match despite coasting to victory during the World Twenty20.
New Delhi: It seems that Bangladesh cricketers are still struggling to come to terms with their forgettable loss against India in the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20.
Bangladesh fell just one run short despite coasting to victory during the World Twenty20.
It's been more than two weeks since that dramatic match took place at M Chinaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Bangladeshi middle-order batsman, Mahmudullah on Wednesday said that took the responsibility of the loss and said that it was a “senseless mistake” by him that led to the team’s defeat in the hair-raising game.
Chasing 147, Bangladesh had an upper hand over the match till the last over, before they lost the match.
Mahmudullah was expected to take the team home with two runs required off as many balls but the senior batsman attempted a six that was caught at the boundary, leaving the side in a lurch.
“There was still hope … but it didn’t happen, it’s actually my fault. I made a senseless mistake and was responsible for the defeat,” Mahmudullah told ‘bdnews24.com’.
“I just want to say – I apologise to everyone. I am yet to say officially something after that match. I will try to handle such situation smartly in the future.”
The 30-year-old said the loss haunts him even now.
“How can I forget that? When Mushfiq and I were batting … never thought that we could lose,” Mahmudullah said.
“Actually Mushfiq’s wicket after two fine boundaries was unthinkable. After that, my dismissal was unimaginable as well – it was such a mistake.”