Nobody from the Bangladesh team had dinner after losing to India in World T20, says Mashrafe Mortaza
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has revealed that he and his teammates skipped dinner after their gut-wrenching one-run defeat against India in the recently concluded World T20.
Srinagar: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has revealed that he and his teammates skipped dinner after their gut-wrenching one-run defeat against India in the recently concluded World T20.
Mortaza, who is holidaying in Kashmir, interacted with the local youngsters.
"We were very upset with that defeat. None of us had dinner that evening. Losing is a part of the game and we did not want to lose that match," Mortaza was quoted as saying by a local website, when a local boy asked about Bangladesh not being able to score two runs off the last three balls during their group league encounter against India.
It was a chance encounter for the locals with the Bangladeshi captain as he stopped by at a village on Srinagar-Sonamarg road yesterday.
"On his way back to summer capital (Srinagar) from Sonamarg, he saw a few youngsters playing cricket at Kullan.
Mortaza stopped the vehicle and met the players," the website report stated.
The seamer gave some tips to the young players and even displayed his skills by bowling a few deliveries.
Skipper Tom Latham's unbeaten 50 and a 24-ball 41 by opener Finn Allen guided New Zealand to 161-5, a total they defended by restricting Bangladesh to 134-8.
The 34-year-old has played in 89 Twenty20 internationals, and only India's MS Dhoni has played more T20 matches as wicketkeeper-batsman.
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