Dhaka: Bangladesh cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim has publicly apologized for abusing his teammate during a cricket match in Dhaka. During the Bangabandhu Twenty20 Cup, a local cricket tournament in Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim was allegedly assaulted and beaten by teammate Nass Ahmed. It was in this context that Rahim publicly apologized to the star and his fans.
The controversy erupted when Beximco Dhaka and Fortune Barishal clashed in the eliminator of the Bangabandhu Twenty20 Cup on Monday. The Dhaka team is captained by wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim. Afif Hussain hit the ball as Fortune Barisal needed 45 off 19 balls to win. Mushfiqur Rahim, who was also the wicket-keeper, ran to catch him. Ignoring this, Nass and Ahmed ran for the catch.
Rahim shouted at Ahmed and Nass shortly after the collision was averted. Mushfiqur, who had beaten his teammate, was pacified by others. After the incident, there was an altercation between the two. Fans turned against Rahim after the video footage of the incident was released.
Rahim was not ready to express regret over the incident after the match. However, Rahim’s public apology came after the video went viral and was met with widespread opposition from fans. Rahim expressed his regret by sharing a photo with Nass and Ahmed on social media.
‘I apologize to the fans and spectators for what happened during yesterday’s match. Even after the match against my teammate Nass Ahmed, I expressed my regret. Second, I apologize to Almighty God. After all, I am a human being. The reaction on my part that day was by no means acceptable. There will be no such behavior on my part on or off the field anymore ‘- Rahim said.
English Summary: Mushfiqur Rahim apologises to Nasum Ahmed for misbehaving on the field