Bangladesh star Mushfiqur Rahim has issued an apology for his disgraceful behavior on the field during the match between Beximco Dhaka and Fortune Barishal in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup on Monday. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who was leading Dhaka, nearly hit his teammate Nasum Ahmed after a miscommunication.
The incident took place on the final ball of the 17th over when Fortune Barishal were involved in a tight chase. On the final ball of the over, a well set Afif Hossain tried to make some room for himself while facing Shafiqul Islam. However, the left-arm pacer smartly changed his line and the batsman could only miscue his shot behind the stumps.
It was clearly Nasum’s catch who was standing at short fine leg. He was shaping for the catch when Mushfiqur Rahim ran around 10 yards from his position and took the catch. But while taking the catch, he bumped into Nasum and lost his cool thereafter.
In a bizarre turn of events, Mushfiqur Rahim almost hit his teammate but eventually decided against it. Mushfiqur Rahim was not done yet and was seen scolding Nasum before the other players intervened to bring the situation under control.
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Mushfiqur Rahim issues apology:
The short-tempered approach of the former Bangladesh skipper is being widely criticised. The fans and experts have been expressing their surprise over the way the senior player threatened the junior cricketer and are calling the behaviour way too unacceptable.
And in the wake of the controversy, Mushfiqur Rahim finally broke his silence on Tuesday and issued an apology. He took to Facebook to post a picture of himself sitting with Nasum and stated that he had apologised to his teammate right after the match ended.
“First of all officially I would like to apologize to all my fans and spectators regarding the incident that happened yesterday during the match. I have already apologized after the game to my fellow team mate Nasum,” wrote Mushfiqur Rahim,
“Secondly I seek forgiveness from Almighty. I always remember I am a human being above all and the gesture that I have shown was not acceptable at all. In shaa Allah in near future I promise it won’t be repeated on the ground or outside the ground,” he added.
Here is the Facebook post:
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