Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad to "learn from his mistake".
The in-form Bangladesh batsmen perished while trying to hit a full toss from Indian fast bowler Hardik Pandya out of the ground when Bangladesh needed just two runs from three balls to pull off a sensational victory over the hosts in a World Twenty20 Group 2 encounter here on Wednesday.
His senior partner Mushfiqur Rahim had departed off the previous delivery, trying to pull a short delivery from Pandya for six.
Both holed out to fielders in the deep as Dhoni took his time re-arranging the field and briefing Pandya after every delivery.
With Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah gone off successive deliveries, Bangladesh failed to even tie up with the Indian score due to a last ball run out and the hosts won by one run, a match even the most ardent Indian supporter had given up as lost.
"In-form bastmen often try to play big shots to finish the game. If that shot by Mahmudullah had crossed the ropes, he would have been hailed as a courageous gutsy batsman. Now he will face criticism for playing such a shot," Dhoni was quoted as saying by bdnews24.com
And Dhoni’s final advice for the promising Bangladesh batsman: "This is cricket. I hope Mahmudullah will learn from his mistake."
But despite the loss, Bangladesh gave India a fright they rarely experience at home.
Before the match, Indian veteran Virender Sehwag had written off Bangladesh.
Commenting on Star Sports, Sehwag had said Bangladesh could be a ‘cake walk’ for the in-form Indian team after the hosts’ facile win over Pakistan.