We are human beings; make mistakes – Mahmudullah hits back on critics


Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah was going depressed when he and his teammates had received online abuses after losing to Scotland by six runs in their opening game which also had put a negative impact on the players.

Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah was disappointed after facing heavy criticism from the fans, social media, and the Board when they lose against Scotland. 

He revealed that his team was facing difficulty over the past few days. 

He added that the team wasn’t feeling great after receiving the negative comments from their surroundings which further had an impact on the dressing room’s atmosphere. 

Then, Bangladesh came back in such a good way and responds to the criticism by winning their next two matches against Oman and Papua New Guinea. 

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan had criticized the team after their defeat to Scotland. 

He had come down heavily on the team’s most experienced players including Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, and Mushfiqur Rahim.

“Everyone has social media on their phone. We expect criticism when it is warranted, but if that is belittling, we feel bad,”

Mahmudullah stated. 

“There were many questions, including about the three senior players’ strike rate. We tried hard, but we didn’t get the result. Everyone makes sacrifices. We play with injuries. Some of us take painkillers every day. Many don’t know about these things, so it is not right to talk about our commitment. I hope we can be more settled now. Within the team, there is positive energy, and for that, I thank the whole team. I hope things will get better.

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“We are human beings and we also make mistakes. When we play, the whole country plays together. We keep it in our minds. I don’t think anyone has more feelings for it than us. We played bad and we knew that we would receive criticism. We all were hurt by it.”

“We are human beings and we have feelings. We have families. Our parents and children always sit in front of the TV and they feel sad about it,”

he said

“Many raised questions on the strike rate of our three senior cricketers. We tried a lot. It wasn’t like we didn’t try. We tried our best but couldn’t get the result. I think the criticism should be healthier.”

He said that the players always try their best to deliver good results but in the end criticism should be happening in a way positive way. The fans shouldn’t use abusive language.

He was full of praise for the batters who put their highest T20 World Cup score of 181 runs on the board against the PNG.

“It was much needed,”

he said

“That was the way we wanted to play and there was intent from the batters. If you compare to the last two games, I think we did much better so I think the batters did a very good job to get a 180-plus score.

“The two things we are concerned about are the first six overs with the bat and ball. If we can get a good start, we can capitalize on it and that is how we have been building up wins. We need to focus on those areas again and try to compete hard.”