Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 18: Bangladesh fans were angry with India captain MS Dhoni as he shoved one of the hosts' fast bowlers away resulting in him going off the field injured during the opening One Day International of the 3-match series here. (Dhoni speaks on this 'typical street clash')
The incident took place during India's batting innings in the 25th over when Dhoni elbowed debutant left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman after the latter had deliberately come in the captain's way while taking a run. Rahman overcame this blow to cap off a dream debut with 5/50 in 9.2 overs. Thanks to his outstanding bowling, Bangladesh stunned India by 79 runs.
Following this, Raham had to go off the field injured after bowling just 2 balls in the over. Dhoni appeared to be initially not happy with the bowler coming in his path and later spoke to local umpire Enamul Haque and fielders and then there was smile on the skipper's face.
However, the local fans did not like Dhoni's behaviour and took to Twitter to express their anger. For the 19-year-old Rahman, it was not the first during the match that he had decided to upset a batsman. Earlier, opener Rohit Sharma gave him a mouthful when he came in his path while taking a run.
Raham, who went off the field after bowing 6.2 overs, returned to take 3 more wickets and finish with a 5-wicket haul, only the second Bangladeshi to do so on debut.
When these two teams had met in a ODI last time before today, there was controversy over a no-ball call at ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-final in Australia.
Rahman will learn as he plays more international cricket. This was clearly his fault today at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. But not sure was Dhoni right in his action.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter
Mustafizur is injured after a nudge from Dhoni. Lol.— TheBlackMagicWoman (@aanchalator) June 18, 2015
Dhoni takes wicket of one bowler.— dorku (@Dorkstar) June 18, 2015
Waiting for Mustafaizur to hire Jethmalani to sue Dhoni for 'irreparable damage done to body's internal organs' after that collision.— $ir $ri $ri Magal (@jhunjhunwala) June 18, 2015
It's totally unexpected from a senior player like #Dhoni— Hasan Tareq (Taha) (@htareq) June 18, 2015
#IndvsBan this match shows we lost quality as well game sprit too.Dhoni disappointed !!— Anil Sharma (@anil10june) June 18, 2015
Surely, #dhoni wanted to hurt intentionally. Have a lot of respect for him, couldve avoided it— Tazwaar Khurshid (@tazkhurshid) June 18, 2015
And Dhoni deliberately did the shoulder push on the bowler. Pretty harsh, pity bowler...— Naveen Kamalakannan (@naveen_live) June 18, 2015
Had sum respect for #Dhoni but from today I'm gonna hate him— Yasdani (@Yasdani_kawsar) June 18, 2015
Never ever expect that kind of behave from Dhoni ...— Joy Biswas (@joybiswas294) June 18, 2015
Dhoni should be punished for this rude behave. They r loosing control and getting nervous #BANvIND— Ahsan Habib (@Ahabib508) June 18, 2015
All through his life Dhoni has earned respect worldwide, even from me. But for what he did to the kid Mustafizur, he lost all my respect— Osman Gani (@Poet_Osman) June 18, 2015
Bowlers lost it. Batsmen were painfully boring. Only entertainment came from antics of Mustafizur, Dhoni's elbowing & sad runout try by BD— KrutiD (@bhaatmaarna) June 18, 2015
Dhoni "The man" can b a goodRugby player for India just incase he decides 2 retire from allformats of d game...KILLED IT !!#BANvIND— Pyaaara Bachaaaa (@manishsarangal1) June 18, 2015