Glum Bangladesh star Mohammad Mahmudullah has to PAUSE his press conference because he can’t be heard as Scotland’s players roar out ‘Flower of Scotland’ in the changing room after shock win at the T20 World Cup
Bangladesh captain Mohammad Mahmudullah was forced to interrupt his press conference as Scotland players raucously celebrated their shock win at the T20 World Cup.
The Scots pulled off a memorable upset on Sunday, defeating highly-fancied Bangladesh by six runs in Muscat, courtesy of a stellar performance from Chris Greaves.
Celebrations on the pitch continued in the dressing room, where Greaves and his team-mates belted out a rousing rendition of ‘Flower of Scotland’.
Scotland players celebrated a famous win over highly-fancied Bangladesh on Sunday
The Scots were in such fine voice that Mahmudullah, who scored 23 runs off 22 balls, had to momentarily pause his press conference.
Footage tweeted out by Cricket Scotland shows the 35-year-old looking clearly nonplussed as his response to a question is drawn out by the strains of the Scottish national anthem coming from Scotland’s dressing room.
After a brief pause, Mahmudullah eventually managed to answer and the press conference continued as normal.
Cricket Scotland had a tongue-in-cheek message for the Bangladesh captain, captioning the video: ‘Sorry we will keep it down next time.’
Mohammad Mahmudullah admitted Bangladesh’s batting was ‘a concern’ following the loss
Mahmudullah admitted his side’s batting was a cause for concern, after Bangladesh fell short of the relatively modest target of 141 set by Scotland.
‘I am very much frustrated,’ Mahmudullah told ESPN Cricinfo.
‘Our batting is a concern. We have to bat better. We have to play aggressive cricket, regardless of the situation.
‘We have a deep batting line-up, with Mohammad Saifuddin at No 9. We may need to think over some changes tomorrow.
‘We didn’t deliberately bat slowly. We couldn’t hit those boundaries. We have to bat better next time.
Chris Greaves top-scored with 45 as his side hit 140 for nine and then took two crucial wickets
‘A lot of things will come up since we lost the game. I think we didn’t play well today, but we are a good T20 team. We have the capability. When we play our best cricket, we can win games.’
Reeling at 53-6 after 12 overs, Scotland put up a respectable total as Greaves and Mark Watt compiled a 51-run partnership, with the former scoring 45 off 28 balls and the latter contributing 22 off 17 balls.
Greaves then delivered the goods with the ball too, taking two crucial wickets as Scotland snuck home.
The 31-year-old was the hero as Scotland held their nerve against favourites Bangladesh
‘We were in a tough situation obviously,’ the 31-year-old told Sky Sports.
‘It was a just [a case of] rebuilding the innings at that stage and see where we could go from there. It was unbelievable that I could be that person, to be a part of that is incredible.
‘It was my day, I think. There will be many other days when any one of us in that squad can be a part of it. I’m just so glad I could contribute what I did.’