Cinema! Mushfiqur Rahim’s epic ‘broken helmet’ celebration adds spice to SL-BAN rivalry

Veteran Bangladesh batter Mushfiqur Rahim didn’t go easy on Sri Lanka after his team won the ODI series. The keeper-batter mocked the opposition team with the ‘broken helmet strap’ celebration during the trophy collection ceremony.

Mushfiqur Rahim played a vital role in Bangladesh winning the ODI series against Sri Lanka. He played a valiant knock for his team in the series decider and made sure that he took his team past the finishing line when they were struggling to get going against the opposition.

In the chase of 236 runs, Bangladesh lost some early wickets and were struggling in the middle phase. However, the arrival of Mushfiqur Rahim at the crease brought a sense of calm to the team as he held the one end and made sure that he didn’t let the game drift away from the team.

Mushfiqur Rahim came to bat when Bangladesh were struggling at 130/5. However, he stood tall for his team and eased into the innings. The senior batter played a vital hand and took his team to the series win. He looked rock solid while others around him played attacking cricket.

Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten at 37 runs off 36 balls. He slammed three fours and 1 six in his innings. He hit the winning shot as Bangladesh won the game with 4 wickets in hand and sealed the series by the margin of 2-1, having lost the T20I series early.

While his knock was applauded by many, he stole the limelight with his antics during the trophy celebration. While the entire team was seen waiting for skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto to get the trophy, Mushfiqur Rahim came up with his helmet.

The keeper-batter broke the strap of his helmet and replicated Angelo Matthews’s gestures when he was livid after Bangladesh appealed for time out. Mushfiqur Rahim with his gestures left the entire team in splits.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s epic ‘broken helmet’ celebration

For unversed, during the ICC World Cup 2023 game between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan appealed for the timed-out dismissal against Angelo Mathews. The Veteran all-rounder came out to bat and his helmet’s strap broke, taking extra time to bat, and then was given out.

They haven’t moved on from the timed-out incident – Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto on Sri Lanka

Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto recently talked about the timed-out saga. He said that Sri Lanka haven’t moved on from the incident and added that they are not worried about it. He had stated:

“They showed the timed-out gesture, right? They haven’t moved on from the timed-out incident. I think they should get out of it. They should stay in the present. We were within the rules [with the timed-out dismissal]. They are in a frenzy about it. I am not too worried about it.”

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will now be locking horns with each other in the two Test match series which begins later this week. With the way things have panned out between the teams, the upcoming series promises to be enthralling.

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