‘I think it was my mistake to win the toss’

Mushfiqur urges fans to support non-performing cricketers

Tigers captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Friday, elected to field first in the second Test of the ongoing two-match Test series against the Proteas.

Later on, the decision brought a lot of criticisms as the hosts posted 428 runs losing only three wickets after the end of the day. Many queried if it would have been a better choice if Bangladesh had chosen to bat first instead of fielding.

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Mushfiqur was asked about the decision at the post-day press conference and he had answered with humour of a philosophical bent.

“I think it was my mistake to win the toss. I have been trying to do everything honestly for the last 12 years. But in these last two games it seems it’d been better had I lost the toss,” said Mushfiqur with a smile during the post-day press conference after day one.

The most successful captain of the country’s Test history blamed himself for the bad results and expressed his frustration.

“It could be my failure. Maybe I wasn’t able to give them the message properly. I thought it was a good wicket to bowl on but our bowlers didn’t capitalise. We leaked a lot of runs in the first session. When it was up, they knocked the ball straight down the ground,” he added.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com