Despite not performing well in the One Day World Cup (World Cup 2023) this year in India, recently the Bangladesh team created history by defeating New Zealand in the first match of the 2-match Test series. Yesterday, they played against the Kiwis in the second match of the series. During the match between Bangladesh and New Zealand, Mushfiqur Rahim created a shameful record in the cricket world by getting out by the rarest method.
Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first in the important Test match at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka today. Opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Zakir Hasan, who were in great form in the last match, came to open. But the Tigers were outplayed by New Zealand’s bowling attack right from the start. After captain, Najmul Hossain Shanto got out, Mushfiqur Rahim tried to take control of the team.
He was batting for 35 off 83 balls before his strange dismissal. Such an incident is known as ‘obstructing the field’ in the rules of cricket. Along with cricketers like Mohinder Amarnath, Mohsin Khan and Michael Vaughan, Mushfiqur Rahim was identified as the 11th batsman for Bangladesh today. But he was not dismissed by any bowler. It can be said that he got out by himself. However, even if the ball was not caught, it would not hit the wicket in any way.
However, when Mushfiqur Rahim was trying to form a partnership with Shahadat Hossain, he suffered the rarest dismissal in cricket history. The incident happened in the 40.3 over when Kyle Jamieson was bowling on the first day. After Mushfiqur Rahim defended the ball, he went to catch it with his hand. The third umpire sent Mushfiqur Rahim off the field to catch the ball to avoid being dismissed when the New Zealand players appealed. According to Law 37.1.2 of Cricket, if the ball is in play and the batsman catches the ball with the hand, the batsman will be given out. But if a batter catches the ball to save himself then the out shall not be given.