Kolkata, March 26: Still smarting from a
reckless shot that derailed Bangladesh from the course of victory
against India, Mushfiqur Rahim has apologised to the nation, blaming his
impulsiveness for the one-run defeat in Bengaluru.
Needing 10 to
win in the last five balls of the World Twenty20 Group 2 match, the
Bangladesh Test captain hit successive boundaries to put Bangladesh on
the verge of a famous win against their neighbours at the M. Chinnaswamy
Stadium on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com.
With two runs still
needed off the last three balls, Mushfiqur inexplicably skied the next
ball for a catch near the boundary in the deep.
"I should not
have been out in such a fashion at that time. Maybe the team lost
because of me. In that case I am deeply sorry," a post on Mushfiqur's
official Facebook fan page said.
"I know the loss was very
painful for you (fans) but everyone in the team gives the best in every
match. So the defeat was agonising for me as well as for the team. I
hope to learn from this and bring smiles on your faces in the future."
Mushfiqur departed, his partner Mahmudullah made the same mistake to be
dismissed before a run out on the last ball, sealing Bangladesh's exit
from the World Twenty20.
Mahmudullah shared India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comment on his Facebook page.
had said "...at times you look to finish it with the big shot. And if
you think you have wickets in hand, you think others can finish it. And
when you are batting well, you go for your shots. It's a learning for
"That's what cricket is all about. If that had gone
for a six, it was a great shot. Great courage. That's what cricket is. I
feel before you play the shot, that's when he has to decide."
Sabbir Rahman was keen on turning around from the slump.
happened was undesirable. Something that none of us had expected. We
always play for victory. But anyway, Inshallah we will come back
strongly in the next match. Please keep us in your prayers," the
24-year-old all-rounder said.