Heart-broken Mahmudullah Takes Responsibility for Bangladesh Loss to India in T20 World Cup
Mahmudullah says that his senseless mistake in the T20 World Cup was responsible for Bangladesh's defeat against India and he still finds it hard to forget.
Mahmudullah says World T20 defeat to India was his fault
Mahmudullah added that he could not forgive himself for the one-run loss
Mahmudullah got out at a crucial point after which Bangladesh lost
Still hurting from the one-run loss to India in last month's ICC T20 World Cup, Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah said it was his "senseless mistake" that led to the team's defeat in the heart-stopping game. (Hardik Pandya helps India beat Bangladesh by one run)
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. (Mashrafe Mortaza blames ICC ban for Bangladesh's World T20 exit)
"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.