Mushfiqur gets Mashrafe’s support despite run out blunder


DHAKA, June 6, 2019 (BSS) – Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim got the support from his captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza after being criticized heavily over his mistake to inflict run out on Kane Williamson.

As New Zealand were struggling with 61-2 in 11 overs, Williamson who was on 8 then responded a quick single from Ross Taylor, only to find him a mile away from the crease but to the dismay of Bangladeshi fans wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim who was closer to wicket dislodged the bails by his elbow before the balls came to his gloves.

Williamson looked rusty but somehow found his way to score an invaluable 40. Indeed it didn’t matter how he made the runs but most importantly he accompanied an inform Taylor, who played a masterful 82 runs knock, to prevent his side from further losing wicket at that stage.

The finally combined for a 105-run partnership for the third wicket, which was instrumental in Kiwis’ two-wicket victory despite the late order collapse.

Mushfiqur who got himself run-out unnecessarily on 19 during batting was trolled by the fans in social media outlet but Mashrafe said there is no point going after Mushfiqur over that blunder.

”I don’t think we need to go after Mushfiqur,” Mashrafe said.

“He was also trying hard to get him out. That throw was straight, but as a keeper it was hard to know if it was straight or not. Suddenly the stumps hit his elbow, but it happens. Mushfiqur is a professional player. He knows how to handle all of this. It is not as if this was the first mistake in Mushfiqur’s life. Every player makes mistakes.

Mashrafe, said that he expects him to bounce back from it quickly and believed that Mushfiqur had already made amends that by taking two fine catches to remove Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme.

“For example, in the last match Soumya dropped a catch, but he has caught many difficult ones before that. I think that it can happen with Mushfiqur, and that it may happen again is a normal thing. We are not here to blame anyone, we are here to give our best.

Even after that, the catches that Mushfiqur took off Ross Taylor and Grandhomme, those could have been turning points,” he said.