Bangladesh started their T20 World Cup 2021 Qualifiers in Oman in a rather forgettable way. They lost to Scotland on October 17 and their chance of qualifying for the Super 12 look slim as well. Meanwhile, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah was addressing the media in the post-match conference when an unintentional incident made headlines.
As soon as Mahmudullah started addressing the media in Bengali, he was interrupted by fans cheering for Scotland as they won the game. However, the Bangladesh skipper patiently waited and tried to start again but he was again interrupted by the loud cheering of fans as well.
As far as the game is concerned, Chris Greaves has received the player of the match award for his quickfire 45 off 28. Meanwhile, Cricket Scotland also took a dig at the Bangladesh skipper’s reaction at the presser.
Sorry we will keep it down next time 😬🏴 pic.twitter.com/WRPQF9fK7W
— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) October 18, 2021
We need to pull up our socks – Mahmudullah
Talking about the game, Mahmudullah pointed out the worrying signs after going down against Scotland. The batting unit looked completely out of form and needs to pull the strings before its too late.
“I think the wicket was quite good and 140 was gettable. We were missing that one big over in the middle. Bowlers did their job really well but the batting unit weren’t good enough tonight. (If Bangladesh were complacent when Scotland were 53/6) Don’t think so, we were just one wicket away. Credit goes to their batters, they had a good finish,” Mahmudullah said.
He further added, “Yeah, when you can’t chase 140, there needs to be a look-in, need to correct the mistakes. We still need to be positive and figure out where we made mistakes, and not try to repeat them. Beautiful wicket to bat on, fantastic ground and crowd, we need to pull our socks up and play better cricket.”