Known to be a hot-head, Mushfiqur Rahim had a moment he’d like to erase in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup on Monday. After narrowly avoiding collision to take a catch, Rahim lost his cool and was a millisecond away from punching the fielder at short fine leg, before withdrawing in the very last moment.
Rahim’s moment of madness infuriated the cricketing fraternity, who chastised the former Bangladesh skipper on social media for his distasteful actions that made him look like a bully. Apart from blasting Rahim for his actions, the Twitterati also expressed their sympathy for the fielder, who was mortified by the actions of Rahim.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the incident:
Chote ku Harbhajan slap treatment hona chahiye 😂— BobbyMpp (@PreethamPankaj) 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
Ye banda itna chumtiya hai ki kya kahu!— Wiseguy (@not_a_wiseguy) December 14, 2020
Fielder ka catch tha bisi.
Mushfiqur rahim, what a clown!— Kaushal_AFC (@ChavanKaushal) December 14, 2020
Shouldn't have done that!
What an idiot Mushfiqur Rahim is ... pic.twitter.com/HL0SNhX6tK— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) December 14, 2020