I learnt from my Bangalore mistake: Mushfiqur

After leading the side by playing a sublime 43

ball-60 not out, Mushfiqur Rahim revealed that he was aware of not to do the

mistake that he did in Bangalore three years back.

As Bangladesh sensed a famous victory in Bangalore during the World T20 in

2016, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah Riyad played glory shots to be dismissed in

consecutive two deliveries when Bangladesh needed just two runs in three

balls to win the game.

After their dismissal in two balls, in a row, Mustafizur Rahman was run out

in the last ball, failing to even make the game tied one. However the entire

blame was on Mushfiqur and Mahmudulllah that as to why they wanted to finish

the game off with boundary when just single could do the tricks.

Both of the batsmen later revealed that the pain wouldn't be erased until

they win a game against India on Indian soil in their life. And Mushfiqur now

himself led the side's maiden victory in India to bury the ghost of


Mushfiqur said he learnt from that mistakes and tried to finish off the

game by playing sensible cricket.

Men can make mistakes. As long as you're learning from your mistakes,

that's the most important part, Mushfiqur said.

And after that incident, I was closing the games in T20s and also in ODI.

So that gives me lot of confidence. We knew what we had to do in that

situation rather than (not doing the) things what I did in past. I had chat

before starting the 20th over. We knew and we are clear. And after couple of

years, me and Riyad finishing off the game. It feels really great, he said.

It can happen to any player when you play in the same condition in

previous occasions and you have an experience of playing for 10-15 years. I

won matches staying in the wickets previously, so it also gave me lots of

confidence. I had chat to get some twos and singles. There were lots of rooms

on the side. So had a chat and we also learned from our previous mistakes

(Bangalore), he added.

While Mushfiqur Rahim played the anchor role, the other players, specially

the young players chipped-in-with valuable contribution. Mushfiqur heaped

shower of praise on them.

It is a great moment for Bangladesh. We didn't win before against them in

T20 form before. We are missing couple of our key players but the way the

young players stuck together and the way bowlers bowled in this track

specially against India, it's outstanding. I think it was the score to defend

in this track because it was not easy to bat on specially with the new balls.

And also in the later part because India have some quality spinners. So it's

not quite easy. But the guys showed their talent, he said.

He went on saying that I think we have nothing to lose coming into this

game and also in this whole series. So that's gives us a great caution and

gives us a freedom to play our potential and fearless cricket.

He said the partnership between him and Soumya Sarkar who made 39, was

crucial in sealing the deal.

I think when I and Soumya were there in the middle (of the innings), we

thought if anyone of us could stay till the end if 19th over, then it would

be possible. We just needed just one big over of 16-20. If a set batsman was

there, then it would be possible. So I had about it with Soumya.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)