The game of cricket is regarded as the ‘gentlemen’s game’, however, over the years, we have witnessed cricketers losing their calm and displaying emotions, which might end up looking unsporting. Recently, the fans around the world witnessed another such moment after Mushfiqur Rahim let out his ugly side during a Bangabandhu T20 Cup match.
Bangladesh’s skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who is known to be hot-headed, had a moment he’d like to erase from the memory of fans. It happened during the match between Beximco Dhaka and Fortune Barishal, which moved towards a close finish as Barishal looked to chase down the target of 150 runs posted by Rahim’s team.
On the 17th over of the game, Atif Hossain smashed a cheeky shot. After watching the ball in the air, both Mushfiqur and Nasum went for the catch and almost collided while attempting a catch.
Rahim completed the catch however was angered with the youngster for almost colliding with him. He even gestured with his right hand as if he was going to punch the youngster, which led to Nasum taking evasive action. Ahmed then even tried to calm the skipper but he was in no mood to listen and went on to give him a piece of his mind.
The video of the same has been going viral on social media. Here, watch the video:
Calm down, Rahim. Literally. What a chotu ??
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 14, 2020
Meanwhile, Rahim’s moment of anger has infuriated the fans on social media, who are trolling Bangladesh’s skipper left, right, and center for his distasteful actions that made him look more like a bully. Besides trolling Rahim for his action, netizens also expressed their sympathy towards the junior who was mortified by the actions of Rahim but still remained calm.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Grow up Mushi, literally.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) December 14, 2020
Chote ku Harbhajan slap treatment hona chahiye ?
— BobbyMpp (@PreethamPankaj) December 14, 2020
The catch actually goes to the gully fielder,It was Rahim's mistake,Then Why he is behaving rude. I Think its the time to check his mental ability.This is not a https://t.co/7RODvlCy6B board should take an action on it and should teach them,how to behave in the field.
— Balaji prabhu V (@BalajiprabhuV1) December 14, 2020
I think nagin dance in 2016 vs INDIA came to his mind?.. then coffin dance in front of his crowd???
— ZIMBABAR_AZAMBWE_BEST_CRICKETER (@CrickND) December 14, 2020
Normally I would defend him for just about anything but not this. This is abuse. This is a senior player treating a junior player unfairly. Pathetic @mushfiqur15. Must apologize.
— Naveed (@Naaaaveeeeeed) December 14, 2020
That junior player still appreciating him…wt a character shown by the junior
— Mani (@Mani59038864) December 14, 2020
That other taller player can literally eat Mushi with his evening Chicken soup snack.
— Sunderdeep Singh (@SSunderdeep) December 14, 2020
Tap on the back of the young fella, despite all that he kept himself composed and didn’t disrespect his senior. Chhotu would’ve lost his hearing senses had the youngster lost his cool too!
— Harsh Bindal (@Harsh_Bindal) December 14, 2020