Prajakta Pawar in Centurion
We played bad shots during today’s chase: Mahmood
Aces all-rounder says 141 was a par target
Excerpts from his brief interview:
On his team’s performance
It was a good experience for the boys coming from New Zealand. We had done really well but unfortunately we were on the losing side today. We tried our best to go to the semis but unfortunately this is cricket and anything can happen, and we are on the losing side and we can’t do much about that.
On what went wrong
We played bad shots; it’s as simple as that. The shot selection was not great. And I think the boys took a little bit of pressure.
On what they thought of the target
140 was a par score. If we can look back and see, we played some bad shots. We bowled really well as a unit, but we didn’t bat well.
On the Aces CLT20 2012 campaign
For the Aces, coming from New Zealand and participating in the CLT20 and playing with the top stars, it was good experience for all the boys. Hopefully, they can learn from playing here and they can improve their game.
On what they learnt during this tournament
A lot of things like playing on a different type of wicket and playing against different players. Though some have played for New Zealand, some of the players have come out and played for the first time on such a big stage. Overall, it was a good experience for them.
On his role as a senior and a mentor to young players in the side
That is my role. I play this role wherever I play. I just keep passing my experience to the players.
On his IPL and CLT20 experiences
Playing cricket in India is always amazing. I was part of the CLT20 for the first time and it was a good experience for me and I really enjoyed that.