Mirpur: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been fined 75 % of the match fee for pushing Bangladesh quick bowler Mustafizur Rahman in the first one day match at Mirpur on Thursday. Match referee Andy Pycroft found the Indian captain guilty of breaching ICC code and charged him with a heavy fine.
This all started during the 25th over of India batting bowl by debutant Mustafizur who was hurt and had to temporarily retire. It was found that Dhoni forcefully pushed the bowler, he was in his way while Dhoni taking a run. However after a short treatment Mustafizur returned to field and completed his spell by taking 5 wickets on debut.
“I thought he will move and he thought I will move and both of us ended up colliding. I had to take the closest path possible to get to the other side. If you go around the bowler, more often than not, you’ll get the batsman out. Either I should have moved to the right or he should have moved to the left, but both of us thought maybe the other guy will, and ended up having what you can say is a typical street clash of a kind. Thankfully he didn’t get injured and I didn’t get injure,” said Dhoni.
Both the Captains said they do not want to make a big issue of the collision between Bangladesh bowler Mustafizur Rahim and Indian team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. According to the Bangladesh skipper it all happens on the field and it is the part of the game.
“Things like this can happen on the field during a match. We all shake hands at the end of the day and such situations can be discussed with the on-field umpires. It’s nothing serious,” Mashrafe said.
India collapsed for 228 in 46 overs while chasing the target of 308 thus losing the first ODI by 79 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Man-of-the-match Mustafizur said he was eager to come up with an impressive show against India today.