After a six-run loss to Scotland in the 2017 T20 World Cup on Sunday, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah was compelled to postpone his post-match press conference.
Bangladesh's star-studded team could only muster 134 runs in their allotted 20 overs while chasing 141 for victory. Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah was taking media questions after the match, however, he had to wait for a few seconds as Scotland teammates celebrated their victory by singing their national song loudly. Before continuing to answer questions from the media, the Bangladesh captain calmly waited for the Scotland players to finish their national anthem.
Cricket Scotland rushed to Twitter to publish a clip from the press conference, stating that the noise level will be reduced in the future. They also praised Mahmudullah for remaining calm in a subsequent tweet.
Bangladesh can only blame themselves after Scotland stunned the Bangladesh Tigers by winning their Group A match against them at the Al Ameerat Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad's post-match news conference was disrupted by joyful Scotland players who were cheering and roaring in the background, according to a video shared by the Scotland Cricket Team's official Twitter account. For the time being, the skipper had no choice but to remain silent.
After failing to chase down a target of 141 against Scotland, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah stated his batsmen were not up to the challenge and that the team needed to step up their game in the future games.
Mahmudullah believes the wicket was pretty decent and that a score of 140 was achievable. They were oblivious to the big over in the middle. The bowlers did an excellent job, but the batsmen were not up to scratch that night.
He also stated that if you are unable to chase 140, you must conduct a check-in and remedy any errors. He believes individuals must remain positive and focus on identifying and correcting their shortcomings rather than trying to duplicate them. He stated they had a beautiful wicket to bat on, fantastic ground and crowd, and they just need to roll up their sleeves and play better cricket the next game.