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Abu Dhabi T10: Rohan Mustafa concedes boundary while changing jersey on field

Northern Warriors defeated Team Abu Dhabi in a nail-biting finish but it was Rohan Mustafa's fielding that stole the limelight.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: February 3, 2021 10:07:57 pm
Abu Dhabi T10 LeagueAbu Dhabi T10 League witnessed a shocking moment on-field. (Screengrab)

The Abu Dhabi T10 League which began last week at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi has witnessed quite a few jaw-dropping moments on-field but on Monday a hilarious incident left everyone laughing their guts out when Abu Dhabi’s Rohan Mustafa was left unsighted as the ball went for a boundary because he was busy changing his jersey instead of chasing the ball.

Mustafa, who is among United Arab Emirates (UAE’s) most prolific players, has played 39 ODIs and 43 T20Is.

During the match between Team Abu Dhabi and Northern Warriors, it was in the second innings, when the Kohat-born player was changing his t-shirt while the ball went past him for a boundary.

This left his teammates and even the opposition in peals of laughter.

“I apologise to my teammates and to all involved in the Abu Dhabi T10 for my conduct during this game. I was preparing myself to bowl, and whilst attempting to remove my jumper in preparation for my over, I mistakenly removed my playing shirt also,” said Mustafa in a statement.

“I acknowledge this was a poor time to rearrange any item of clothing and not in keeping with the high standards of the tournament organisation. I have apologised to both team management and the organisers.”

Meanwhile, Northern Warriors defeated Team Abu Dhabi in a nail-biting finish in the second Super League match of the Alubond Abu Dhabi T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium. Chasing Team Abu Dhabi’s challenging total of 123 for 3, Warriors hit up the runs through UAE’s domestic cricketer Waseem Muhammad’s fighting 76 runs off 34 balls with six sixes and seven boundaries and opener Lendl Simmons’ unbeaten 37 off 25 balls.

Abu Dhabi bowled tightly challenging Warriors to score 31 runs off the last two overs and 15 off the final over. Warriors reached the target off the last ball.

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