Bangabandhu T20 Cup is underway in Bangladesh these days where Beximco Dhaka and Fortune Barishal faced each other in the eliminator on Monday. Bangladesh’s cricket star Mushfiqur Rahim-led Dhaka trumped the opposition by nine runs and made it to the playoffs but an ugly scene that unfolded in the match became the talk of the town.
The skipper Rahim was seen threatening his bowler Nasum Ahmed to hit with the ball when the duo almost bumped with each other while taking the catch of Afif Hossain, who was threatening to steal the game from Beximco Dhaka. The 17th over was in progress when Barishal needed 45 runs off 19 balls with five wickets in hand. It was clearly Nasum’s catch who was standing at short fine leg. He was shaping for the catch when Mushfiqur ran around 10 yards from his keeper’s position, bumped into Nasum and completed the catch.
Calm down, Rahim. Literally. What a chotu 🐯🔥
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 14, 2020
Here, one would expect the keeper to celebrate the wicket but he was seen almost hitting the fielder. The short-tempered approach of the national cricket star is being criticised. A few harsh words from the skipper is natural and obvious but the way Rahim threatened the junior cricketer was way too unacceptable.
Having seen his cricket fans and senior cricketers reacting angrily on the incident, the 70-Test veteran Rahim took to social media on Tuesday morning and apologised to his cricket fans and teammate Ahmed. “First of all officially I would like to apologize to all my fans and spectators regarding the incident that happened yesterday during the match. I have already apologized after the game to my fellow team mate Nasum,” he said.
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