Snake dance was not my creation, says Mushfiqur Rahim

COLOMBO: Bangladeshi wicket-keeper and batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who, on Saturday, did a ‘Nagin (Snake) Dance’ after Bangladesh’s win over Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium, says it was not his own creation.

The right-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 72 (five fours, 4 sixes) off 35 balls as Bangladesh successfully chased down the target of 215 with 2 balls to spare. Mushfiqur complimented his knock with an equally memorable celebration, which many fans described as a ‘Nagin dance’. On hitting the winning runs, Mushfiqur couldn’t control his own emotions as he jumped, screamed, fist-pumped and broke into a little gig.

“Snake Dance is not my creation but I copied it from my other team-mate Nazmul Islam”, speaking exclusively at the hotel, he said to this Reporter.

Nazmul Islam, the team’s slow left arm bowler, too was amused when told him what Rahim said about this mimicry.

Interestingly, Rahim also dedicated his Man of the Match award to his 35-day old son.

“His name is Shahroz Rahim Mayaan”, the winner said.

Rahim’s memorable innings is also significant because he had some problem in the leg and was limping while batting.

“Insallah, I am much better now”, he signed off.


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