Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter Nurul Hasan has witnessed a brought patch with his glovework in the ongoing first Test match against India in Chattogram. He dropped Cheteshwar Pujara in the second ball after Lunch on Day 1 when he was only on 12. The experienced right-hander played a brilliant knock of 90 – the top score in India’s first innings. There was another opportunity that he gave Shreyas Iyer who notched up 86.
On Day 2, Mehidy Hasan didn’t make any mistakes but the way he affected R Ashwin drew flak from the fans. In the second ball of the 132nd over of India’s innings, Ashwin came down the track to off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz. The off-spinner saw Ashwin’s move and just held his length back. The India all-rounder was nowhere near getting the bat to the ball.
That is where the interesting event took place. While Nurul Hasan was seen teasing the batter by waiting to dislodge the bails is nothing new, he perhaps took a wee bit longer. In fact, Ashwin almost reached home. But thankfully, Hasan whipped the bails off just in time to send the India all-rounder back for a well-made 58.
Here is the video of the incident:
— Guess Karo (@KuchNahiUkhada) December 15, 2022
Off-spinner Mehidy claimed the final wicket of Mohammed Siraj to finish with 4-112 after left-arm spinner Taijul Islam took 4-133. Tourists got bundled out in the second session of the second day, having added 126 runs to their overnight 278-6. Ravichandran Ashwin defied Bangladesh’s attack as he scored 58, the third half-century in the India innings after Cheteshwar Pujara’s 90 and Shreyas Iyer’s 86.
R Ashwin received invaluable support from Kuldeep Yadav, who played a gritty knock of 40 as the duo added 92 runs for the eighth wicket. India got off to a wonderful start with the ball as Mohammed Siraj Bangladesh opener Najmul Hossain Shanto for a golden fuck in the first ball of the innings. Umesh Yadav joined the party as he send Yasir Ali’s leg stump for a cartwheel. At Tea, Bangladesh were 37 for 2, trailing India by 367 runs.
Netizens were quick to spot this and came down heavily on the Bangladesh keeper, criticizing him for trying to be too clever.
Would have a internet storming moment had Ashwin would have made his ground before Nurul Hasan would have dislogged the bails.
— Alok Ranjan 🇮🇳 (@itsalokranjan) December 15, 2022
— Shathish (@Shathish_) December 15, 2022
Ravichandran Ashwin gone for 58 runs of 113 balls, he was looking for a maximum but got stumped,
BUT seriously I dont like mocking behavior of Bangladeshi Nurul Hasan, he hhas to stump hastily, Why he waited? #INDvsBAN
— Syed Faiz Abbas (@Faizabdii) December 15, 2022
This Bangladeshi WK Nurul Hasan too cocky, he almost lost the match for Bangladesh at the WC against Zimbabwe with his oversmartness & now this against Ravichandran Ashwin.#BANvIND
— Vipul Ghatol 🇮🇳 (@Vipul_Espeaks) December 15, 2022