Just weeks after ‘Timed Out’ controversy, Bangladesh wicketkeeper’s unusual dismissal evokes social media meltdown

The wicketkeeper and ex-captain of Bangladesh was dismissed for handling the ball during the 2nd Test against New Zealand, occurring just weeks after the Timed Out controversy in the ODI World Cup 2023.

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Bangladesh wicketkeeper's brain fade moment

Cricket is a complex game with some important rules and regulations which makes the game interesting. Every match brings its own set of surprises. If we are of the opinion that the recent ‘Timed Out’ incident in the World Cup was an unusual way to get out in Cricket, here we have another one just weeks after.

In a recent incident, former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim experienced a brain-fade moment that left cricket fans in awe. Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to be dismissed for handling the ball during the ongoing second Test against New Zealand.

The incident occurred during Kyle Jamieson's over when Rahim attempted to prevent the ball from rolling onto the stumps. While his initial attempt it was considered unintentional but, his subsequent action of deliberately stopping the ball with his hand resulted in his dismissal.

The on-field umpires consulted with the third umpire, who after reviewing the replays, confirmed Rahim's handling of the ball and upheld the on-field decision. This unusual dismissal added to Bangladesh's woes as they were already struggling in their innings, having lost five wickets with the score below 150.

According to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Laws of Cricket, a batsman can be dismissed for handling the ball if they intentionally touch the ball with one or both hands while not holding the bat. Rahim's action fell under this category, leading to his unfortunate dismissal.


Kiwi bowlers rip apart the Bangladesh batting line-up

After losing the first Test against Bangladesh by 150 runs, the Kiwis were looking to make a comeback, and after being invited to balll first, the New Zealand bowlers broke the backbone of the Bangladesh team’s line-up with left-arm spinners Ajaz Patel and Mitchell Santner picking two wickets each.

After choosing to bat post winning the toss, Bangladesh batters had no clue how to bat on the two-pace slow wicket and eventually left the team stranded at 145 for 8.

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