‘Push and drop him to the ground if he comes in your way’ – Mushfiqur Rahim’s stump-mic comments go viral
Mushfiqur Rahim instructed bowler Mehidy Hasan to obstruct the Sri Lankan batter.
Updated - May 26, 2021 6:02 pm
Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim is known to always be at the opponent’s face either by his aggressive act or for muttering some unpleasant words behind the stumps. Rahim is the one who keeps the morale of the team up and is in many ways the heartbeat of the team alongside Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal.
Currently, the Bangladesh team is hosting Sri Lanka for a three-match ODI series with the home team winning the first two encounters. During the second ODI game, Rahim showed his class by scoring a majestic 125 runs enabling Bangladesh to post 246. While defending the target, the wicketkeeper-batter did something unpleasant which ideally he should not have done.
When Mehidy Hasan Miraz came to bowl, Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka were batting and trying to put up a partnership. When Gunathilaka defended the ball to a diving Miraz, Nissanka wanted a quick single as he sensed the ball might have gone past the bowler. Eventfully Miraz stopped and Nissanka was out of the crease. Sensing a possibility of a wicket, Rahim told Miraz to resort to coming in front of the wicket.
Mushfiqur Rahim at it again with a questionable behavior
“Push him and drop him to the ground if he comes in your way,” Rahim was heard telling Miraz on the stump mic. His scintillating ton got overshadowed due to this questionable behavior as Bangladesh clinched the three-match series with a game to go.
Later in the post-match presentation, the diminutive batter spoke in length of his team’s performance and cited the need for youngsters’ to step up when the senior players fail to get going.
“I think Tamim [Iqbal] and Shakib [Al Hasan] score regularly and as they had a bad day, players like Liton, Afif and Mossadek should have grabbed the opportunity. If there are seven to eight performers it becomes easy. They should be more selective with their shot selection and must know when to play a low-risk shot and when to play a high-risk shot. I think they (juniors) need to contribute or else it becomes difficult for us,” Rahim said after the match.