Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: Blessing Muzarabani dances on pitch as he replicates Taskin Ahmed’s moves
Muzarabani smashed Taskin for a four before breaking into the impromptu dance.
Updated - Jul 12, 2021 8:43 am
Taskin Ahmed and Blessing Muzarabani hogged the limelight to quite some extent during Zimbabwe’s home Test against Bangladesh at the Harare Sports Club. The duo had to face fines after they, literally, ran into each other during the Tigers’ first innings.
It happened after Taskin Ahmed showed his dance moves in the middle of the pitch after playing a delivery away. Taskin went on to notch his highest Test score as he was involved in a 191-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Mahmudullah, who announced his Test retirement amidst the match.
In the meantime, Muzarabani was in no mood to get bogged down. During Zimbabwe’s run-chase in the second innings, he replicated Taskin’s dance moves in a similar manner.
Blessing Muzarabani adds to the fun
In the first ball of the 93rd over of the fourth innings, Taskin bowled a short-pitched delivery with all his strength and Muzarabani fetched a boundary. The batter rocked back on the backfoot and pulled the ball through the deep-wicket region for a four.
Thereafter, Muzarabani broke into an impromptu dance even as Taskin turned back and went to his bowling mark. He went on to score 30 runs off 51 balls with four fours and also stayed unbeaten, though Zimbabwe were bowled out for 256.
Here’s the video:
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Earlier, after Taskin and Muzarabani were involved in the heated moment, the players were found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
The same was related to “inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an International Match.”
One demerit point has also been added to the disciplinary records of the players, who both didn’t have a recorded offence in the last 24 months.
As far as the game was concerned, Bangladesh won by 220 runs with Mahmudullah being adjudged as the Player of the Match. On the final day’s play, he also got a ‘Guard of Honour’ from his teammates.
Apart from his 150*, Shadman Islam and Najmul Hossain Shanto also notched centuries. The two teams will now take part in three ODIs followed by as many T20Is.