Mushfiqur Rahim kissing his bat after Bangladesh's win © AFP
Mushfiqur Rahim kissing his bat after Bangladesh’s win © AFP

Mushfiqur Rahim single-handedly took Bangladesh to victory against Sri Lanka in Match 3 of Nidahas Trophy 2018. Rahim’s unbeaten 72 helped his side chase down a record target of 215 runs at Colombo to notch up their first win of the tournament. Rahim’s innings apart from his teammates, fans and critics has left even Sri Lanka’s skipper Dinesh Chandimal in awe. According to Hindustan Times, Chandimal said: “It was a great display from Mushfiqur. It was the best knock that I have seen from him. Bangladesh played some very good cricket and handled the situation very well.”

Tamim Iqbal also praised Rahim’s knock, especially the mystery behind his snake dance. He said: . “This dance is done by Nazmul Hossain Apu, the left-arm spinner. It is his celebration. Whenever he gets a wicket, he does the snake dance. When Mushfiqur did that dance, we knew who he was targeting.”

Sri Lanka next play India on Monday in a bid to qualify for the final.