AFG vs BAN: Sabbir Rahman involved in a physical altercation with Mehidy Hasan
Sabbir has always been a mischievous guy as he was found on the wrong side on multiple times since his debut in 2014.
Updated - Jun 10, 2018 9:18 am
Bangladesh recently lost the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan in Dehradun. It was Rashid Khan, who assaulted the batting line-up of tigers in all the three games of the series. The World No. 1 spinner was rightfully adjudged as the man of the series for picking eight crucial wickets.
However, in the third T20I, many fans raised doubts on Sabbir Rahman‘s exclusion from the playing XI of Bangladesh. Sabbir has been a crucial member in the side for his explosive knocks with the willow. An eye-witness revealed that Sabbir was involved in a verbal argument with his teammate Mehidy Hasan which turned out to be a physical altercation during the second T20I.
“It was not that big an issue, just a misunderstanding. The incident is not even mentioned in manager’s report,” an anonymous official, who is accompanying the team told as quoted by Cricbuzz. The team manager Khaled Mahmud brushed aside the whole episode as Sabbir Rahman is already in troubled waters for his recent altercation with a fan.
Sabbir – A mischievous bloke
As we go down the memory lane, Sabbir has always been a mischievous guy as he was found on the wrong side on multiple times since his debut in 2014. He was severely punished in the year of 2016 for entertaining a female guest into the team hotel, BCB penalised 30 per cent of his BPL salary (12 Lakh Taka). During a BPL 2017 match in November, he was penalised half of his match fees and awarded three demit points for misbehaving with an on-field umpire against Comilla Victorians.
The most recent controversy was when he misbehaved with a young fan and assaulted him during a National Cricket League match in December 2017. BCB president Nazmul Hasan explained that the board’s disciplinary committee recommended a six-month ban for Sabbir from the domestic cricket and a fine of 20 lakh Taka for the unaccepted offence.