Mushfiqur Rahim hits social media for his rude behavior against his teammate Nasum Ahmed. The incident took place in the eliminator game between Beximco Dhaka and Fortune Barishal.
Nasum Ahmed and Mushfiqur Rahim – Rude behavior
The incident happened in the 17th over of the second innings when the opposition — Fortune Barishal — needed 45 runs off 19 deliveries. On the last ball of the over, Afif Hossain lofted the ball over fine-leg, hoping to grab a boundary and ease the required run-rate.
Both Mushfiqur and Nasum ran in for the catch and were almost going to collide when the former plucked the ball. However, in the heat of the moment, Mushfiqur, upset with Nasum, almost hit him in anger.
Calm down, Rahim. Literally. What a chotu 🐯🔥
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 14, 2020
Mushfiqur Rahim Apologises
Following the incident, Mushfiqur has been fined 25 percent of the match fee, having found guilty of showing insulting gestures towards Nasum. The BCB issued a statement mentioning that it constitutes a Level 1 (2.6) offense. Additionally, one demerit point has been added to Mushfiqur’s disciplinary record.
Mushfiqur also issued a public apology on social media, saying that his gesture towards Nasum Ahmed was not acceptable. He also promised to not repeat it in the future.
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Another incident took place earlier
The incident took place in the 13th over of the innings when Nasum Ahmed was in the middle of the second over of his spell. Afif Hossain came down the track to play the ball towards the vacant mid-wicket region and aimed for a couple.
To stop the opposition batsmen from running two, both Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasum ran towards the ball and the former was successful in keeping them down to a single.
The Dhaka skipper then gestured to the batsmen as if he is throwing the ball and for some reason, turned to the bowler Nasum and repeated the action as if he was going to hit him.
The actions were similar to what transpired later in the 17th over and it seemed as if he was not happy with the bowler itself.
Mushfiqur rahim at it again.
— Times of Sports (@timesofsports) December 16, 2020
It’s not new with respect to Bangladesh cricket, quite a similar situation happened during Under-19 Final between India and Bangladesh.