A Bangladeshi fan was arrested for abusing Tamim Iqbal during his team’s first ODI match against Zimbabwe at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
The incident took place when Tamim was walking back towards the pavilion after getting out for 24 off 43 balls.
According to a report on Bangladeshi news portal Naya Diganta, the alleged fan hurled abuses and directed inappropriate gestures towards the Tigers opener.
The fan, who goes by the name of Hamidur Rahman, was arrested by security officials soon after following the security protocols of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). However, Tamim gave no reaction, said the chief of BCB’s security department Hosein Imam.
Well, Tamim’s dismissal did little to deter the Tigers’ spirits as they rode on Liton’s blitzkrieg 105-ball knock of 126 runs to post a mammoth total 321/6.
In reply, Zimbabwe were bundled out for 152 runs in 39.1 overs. Fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza and off-spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed two wickets each as Bangladesh recorded their biggest ever ODI win by runs.
Debutant Wesley Madhevere made 35 runs for Zimbabwe.
The second match of the three-match series will be played at the same venue on Tuesday, March 03.