Mushfiqur Rahim mocks Angelo Mathew's timed-out dismissal to mock Sri Lanka

Mushfiqur Rahim mocks Angelo Mathew’s timed-out dismissal to mock Sri Lanka. 

The Bangladesh cricket team made a triumphant 2-1 ODI series win over Sri Lanka, Mushfiqur Rahim led through some playful teasing, reigniting a ‘timeout’ clash between the two teams.

Bangladesh restricted Sri Lanka to 235 runs for a comfortable victory in the decider at Chattogram. Mushfiqur Rahim played a key role, hitting the winning run in the 41st over, while Tanjid Hasan contributed 84 runs.

After the trophy presentation, the Bangladeshi players gathered for a team photo behind the ‘series winner’ plaque. Captain Najmul Hossain placed the trophy before the board and beckoned Mushfiqur Rahim to put his photo.

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Mushfiqur Rahim stepped forward wearing his helmet and showed it to his teammates, who smiled and applauded him before laughing at him This celebratory gesture marks an incident that happened in time during the 2023 World Cup, where Angelo Matthews became the first player in international cricket to secure a league-stage win over Bangladesh. he was dismissed this way during the game.

The incident remains controversial between the two sides, and rehearsals and celebrations keep the controversy alive. In the previous T20I series, Shoriful Islam had pointed to a painted watch on his wrist after dismissing Avishka Fernando. Moreover, after winning the T20I series, the Sri Lankan team celebrated with the same gesture showing an imaginative watch on their wrist while their team photos.

Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain commented on the incident and pointed out that Sri Lanka did not move forward.

“They showed timing, didn’t they? They haven’t moved on from a timely incident,” he said. “I think they should get out of it. They need to remain in the present. We were within the rules. They are nervous about it. I don’t like it too much.”

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