My senseless mistake caused World Twenty20 loss to India, says Mahmudullah

Bangladesh fell one run short despite coasting to victory during the World Twenty20.

By: PTI | Dhaka | Updated: April 13, 2016 4:00 pm
India vs Bangladesh, Ind vs Ban, Ban vs Ind, Bangladesh vs India, ICC World T20, WT20, Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah Bangladesh, Mahmudullah Ban, Ban Mahmudullah, Cricket Mahmudullah was brilliantly caught under great pressure by Ravindra Jadeja. (Source: AP)

Still hurting from the one-run loss to India in last month’s ICC World Twenty20, Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah said it was his “senseless mistake” that led to the team’s defeat in the heart-stopping game.

Chasing 147, Bangladesh were going along fine before a late slump proved disastrous. 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.”

Mahmudullah said he has learnt his lessons and would look to play safe if faced with a similar situation in future.

“The ball was there to be hit for sixes but I missed. But I can’t go back and fix it. In the future, I will try to choose safer options in such situations,” Mahmudullah said.

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results
    indian super league 2017 schedule

    indian super league 2017 points table