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Joe Root’s late pull away leaves Mustafizur Rahman tumbling to the ground
By CricShots - Oct 10, 2023 1:30 pm
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Batsmen often pull away from their stance when disturbances near the sight screen occur, and it is a very common occurrence. However, during a World Cup match between Bangladesh and England, a late pull away by Joe Root resulted in Mustafizur Rahman, who had a tumble on the pitch, needing assistance.

Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizure Rahman

Bangladesh’s decision to bowl first did not yield quick wickets against the England openers as Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan managed to accumulate runs steadily, keeping the scoreboard ticking during the powerplay, reaching a total of 60 for no loss. It was only in the eighteenth over that Bairstow departed after a century-run partnership with Malan. Subsequently, Joe Root joined Malan at the crease.

WATCH – Joe Root’s late pull away leaves Mustafizur Rahman tumbling to the ground

In the 23rd over, Mustafizur Rahman had regained his pace and was back in action when he encountered an unexpected challenge. Joe Root exited his stance at the very last moment, disrupting Mustafizur’s run-up and causing him to tumble to the ground.

Fortunately, he avoided a twisted ankle, but he remained down momentarily. The physio attended to him, focusing on his heavily strapped left knee. Fortunately, Mustafizur recovered and resumed his bowling.

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It was a fortunate incident that Mustafizur Rahman was not seriously injured. Root should have been more careful, but it is also understandable that he was trying to avoid being hit by a fast bowler. It is important for batsmen to be aware of their surroundings and to communicate with the bowler if they need to make any changes to their stance.

Here is the video of the incident:

Twitter users had different reactions to the incident. Some were relieved that Mustafizur was not seriously injured, while others criticized Root for his late pull away.