On Day 2 of the continuous one-off test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club, a fierce exchange between the fast bowler of Zimbabwe Blessings Muzarabani and Bangladesh’s number 10 batsman Taskin Ahmed attracts everyone’s attention.
The basis of the frustration shown by Muzarabani began when Taskin scored a brilliant 75 off 134 balls and pulled Bangladesh out of the hot water when they struggled at 132/6 at one point. As a result of his 75-run beat, the No. 10 team formed an incredible partnership with 191 runs Mahmudullah to bring his side back into the game.
The incident took place in the 85th innings of Bangladesh’s innings when Taskin successfully managed to deliver a short delivery from Muzarabani. After that, the batter did a bit of dancing on the field when he was able to manage to stay off the delivery line. Somehow it irritated the bowler, and he went straight to the batsman to show anger.
Muzarabani pressed his head against the batsman’s helmet grid, and the duo exchanged a few words.
Both players are later charged with violating the ICC’s code of conduct regarding level 1 “Inappropriate physical contact” during a match. They were fined 15 percent of their match fees, and one point of injury was added to their disciplinary records.
Here is the video:
Now this is something!
Muzarabani and Taskin face each other!
– Shihab Ahsan Khan (@shihabahsankhan) 8 July 2021
‘Told him to do something with the ball rather than abuse me’: Taskin on Muzarabani
After achieving his first half-century in international cricket and adding a game-changing stand of 191 alongside Mahmudullah, Taskin responded to his exchange with Muzarabani, saying that their (Zimbabwe) fast bowlers were trying their best to get him out, but he did handle it. well. Taskin said he specifically told the Zimbabwean pacemaker to concentrate on his bowling rather than try to harness him.
“Their fast bowlers are attacking me with bouncers and trying to get me out,” said Taskin as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
“I think I handled it well. Some of them abused me too, but when they did it for the third time, I told him to do something with the ball rather than abuse me. ” he added.