T20 World Cup loss to India most disappointing: Mashrafe
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has official bade goodbye to Bangladesh captaincy, as he confirmed on Thursday (March 5) that the third ODI against Zimbabwe at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium will be his last as the skipper of Bangladesh national side.
Ahead of his last match as captain, Mashrafe disclosed that one match he considers as the most disappointing losing to. And no surprise, it is the 2016 World T20 group stage loss to India by just one run.
In that match, Bangladesh had gone close to secure a win as they needed only two runs from last three deliveries. However, the Tigers failed to achieve that, losing three straight wickets in as many deliveries to concede a one-run defeat.
“The most painful was the one-run loss to India in the T20 World Cup (in 2016). That night was very disappointing for not only me, but the entire team. We were sitting in the hotel veranda whole night,” said Mashrafe.
“As the captain of the side, I was feeling very low seeing everyone in pain. Since then, we have gone through some more challenging phases. Even during the last World Cup (50-over) we were very much in the competition till a certain period, but could not end on a high. That (failure) was also very hard to digest.”
The 50-over World Cup in England and Wales was equally disappointing for Mashrafe as an individual performer, as he could not take more than one wicket throughout the tournament.