Former Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has publicly apologised for losing his temper during Bangabandhu T20 Cup clash between Beximco Dhaka and Fortune Barishal.
The veteran wicketkeeper was involved in an angry confrontation with young teammate Nasum Ahmed after the two barely avoided a collision whilst going for a catch.
A visibly enraged Mushfiqur managed to complete the catch but threatened to throw a punch at Nasum. Even before the unsavoury moment of aggression, Mushfiqur had scolded Nasum in an animated manner when both players chased after a ball travelling towards the boundary rope.
Mushfiqur's embarrassing actions attracted the ire of fans, who condemned his unruly behaviour. As a result, the 33-year-old copped a 25% fine of his match fees from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
"We considered his track record, which is good,” said match referee Roqibul Hasan. "But he was warned that if the act is repeated he would be in trouble," he added.
Assalamualaikum to all,First of all officially I would like to apologize to all my fans and spectators regarding the...Posted by Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday, 14 December 2020
Later, Mushqiur wrote a Facebook post detailing his apology to Nasum and announcing his regret.
"First of all officially I would like to apologize to all my fans and spectators regarding the incident that happened yesterday during the match," he said as the post accompanied a photograph of the two seated beside each other.
"I have already apologized after the game to my fellow teammate Nasum."
"Secondly, I seek forgiveness from Almighty. I always remember I am a human being above all and the gesture that I have shown was not acceptable at all. In shaa Allah in near future, I promise it won't be repeated on the ground or outside the ground."
Beximco Dhaka won the game by nine runs but lost to Gazi Group Chattogram in the second qualifier to crash out of the tournament.