Bangabandhu T20 Cup: Mushfiqur Rahim loses his cool at teammate Nasum Ahmed for interfering while catching
The scenes didn't look good in the middle.
Updated - Dec 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Bangabandhu T20 Cup is currently in progress in Bangladesh. After 20 hard-fought matches, top four teams out of five, made it to the playoffs. Beximco Dhaka and Fortune Barishal locked horns in the eliminator on Monday in Dhaka. And the Dhaka side led by Mushfiqur Rahim managed to trump the opposition in a close encounter by nine runs.
However, more than the victory, the skipper Rahim losing his cool at his teammate Nasum Ahmed was the talking point. The incident took place in the 17th over of the second innings when the game was interestingly poised. The Barishal needed 45 runs off 19 balls with five wickets in hand and Afif Hossain was looking good.
However, the southpaw tried to sneak a boundary off the last ball of the over through the fine-leg region only to lob the ball in the air. The wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim ran for the catch even as the fine-led fielder Nasum ran in to take the catch. Both the players almost collided before Rahim managed to take the catch and there was no collision either.
But the Dhaka skipper was livid over Nasum for not hearing his call and almost hit him in anger. The gestures weren’t good to see from Rahim as he lost his cool. Nasum was literally in fear at one stage and the scenes didn’t look good in the middle. Having said that, it was a crucial wicket and the teammates tried to cheer up Nasum and calm down Mushfiqur Rahim.
Here’s the video:
Calm down, Rahim. Literally. What a chotu 🐯🔥
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 14, 2020
Dhaka keep their cool to win a close game
As far as the match is concerned, the Beximco Dhaka, after being invited to bowl first managed to recover from 22/3 to post 150 runs in 20 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali scored 43 and 54 runs respectively to rebuild the innings while Akbar Ali slammed 21 off just nine balls to propel the team’s score.
In response, Afif Hossain slammed a half-century to keep the Barishal in the chase. But his wicket in the 17th over of the innings ended the team’s hopes. Eventually, they could only reach 141 runs for the loss of nine wickets after 20 overs to get knocked out of the tournament.