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[Watch] Mushfiqur Becomes First Bangladesh Batter Dismissed Obstructing The Field

image-lptfizg3Mushfiqur Rahim was out handling the ball (Twitter)

Mushfiqur Rahim on Wednesday (December 3) etched himself in the record books for the most unwanted and disappointing reasons as he became the first-ever Bangladeshi batter to be dismissed handling the ball. Rahim got out handling the cricket ball on Day 1 of the Dhaka Test against New Zealand. 

As he played a defensive shot against Kyle Jamieson in over no.41st of the Bangladesh first-innings in the post-lunch session, Mushfiqur curiously tapped the ball on one bounce with his right hand, triggering a loud appeal from the tourists.

The matter was sent upstairs before the TV umpire verified the appeal and concluded that the stalwart Bangladesh right-hander had made the big mistake of touching the ball in anticipation of it crashing into the stumps and had to pay for it with his wicket. 

Senior commentator Athar Ali Khan who was behind the mic alongside Bangladesh great Tamim Iqbal during a special segment couldn't believe their eyes at what had just transpired. So couldn't the fans watching the match live and inside the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. 

Mushfiqur Dismissed Obstructing The Field

Tamim predicted Mushfiqur was about to be given out and queried instantly if this was the first-ever instance of a Bangladeshi batter being dismissed in such a fashion. Athar then quickly confirmed it was indeed the case and Mushfiqur had just bagged the most unwanted record next to his name. 

Those were shocking scenes as Mushfiqur underwent a complete brainfade after watchfully playing a knock of 35 off 83 deliveries to resurrect Bangladesh from a pre-lunch collapse in partnership with promising middle-order batter Shahadat Hossain for the fifth wicket. 

But the fifth wicket fell completely against the run of play when Mushfiqur for some reason decided to tap the ball away with his right hand even as the delivery had gone far away after a bounce on the turf from the batter's off-stump. 

The reaction felt all too instinctive as Tamim wondered if Mushfiqur developed it during the nets before the broadcasters played an earlier clip when the experienced right-hander had tried to handle the ball away without being noticed.