BPL 2019: Tamim Iqbal enrages David Warner after getting out in Sylhet
The incident took place in the fourth ball of the third over from left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir.
Updated - Jan 16, 2019 1:20 pm
The Sylhet Sixers haven’t had the best of times in this year’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as they are the cellar dwellers in the tournament with only one victory from four matches. Moreover, the team, captained by David Warner, also has the worst Net Run Rate. The skipper has also floundered with the bat as the left-hander has only been able to score 80 runs from four matches at an average of 20.
The Sixers would want to forget yesterday’s match against Comilla Victorians as they lost by eight wickets. Moreover, they failed in front of their home crowd at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. After losing the toss, Sylhet were bowled out for a paltry 68. Only one of their batsmen in Alok Kapali, who scored 33 from 31 balls, got into double figures, signifying their abysmal run in the event.
Warner gets furious over Tamim
Yesterday’s encounter also was a witness to a minor controversy, involving Warner and Tamim Iqbal, the Victorians’ opening batsmen. The incident took place in the fourth ball of the third over from left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir. The Pakistani pacer dished out a good-length delivery and Tamim tried to whip it on the leg side. But the leather struck his pads and immediately, the umpire gave him out.
The left-handed batsman couldn’t open his account after facing six balls. Nevertheless, Tamim apparently hurled some nasty words at the Sylhet players while making his way back to the pavilion. The development didn’t please Warner by any stretch of the imagination. The Aussie batter, who also bagged a duck in the match, seemed pretty agitated by the gesture from Tamim.
Subsequently, he complained about the same to the umpire in a very animated manner. Warner isn’t someone, who prefers to curb his natural instincts. He is currently serving a one-year suspension meted out to him by Cricket Australia (CA) back in March last year in the ball-tampering scandal at the Newlands in Cape Town. As far as the match is concerned, Sylhet lost with 53 balls remaining.
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