Aged in his 20s, pitch invader Faisal Ahmed on day two of the solitary Test match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium escaped the security fence to run to the middle to Shakib al Hasan, and offered him a rose, kneeling down
Bangladesh captain Shakib al Hasan thought the pitch invader was about to offer him to get married.
Aged in his 20s, pitch invader Faisal Ahmed on day two of the solitary Test match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium escaped the security fence to run to the middle to Shakib, and offered him a rose, kneeling down.
Shakib was taken by shock and when he realized the situation, he came forward to take the flower.
The @BCBtigers is set to take legal action against the pitch invader who intervened play on day two of the lone Test match between Bangladesh and @ACBofficials at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Friday.https://t.co/ZTaFAyVIHH#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESH #CRICKET #ACB— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) September 6, 2019
The incident happened after the 107th over of Afghanistan’s innings.
However, keeping fun aside, all-rounder Shakib during the post-day press conference insisted such incidents are not acceptable and that the fans should be careful.
The BCB security team later Friday handed the intruder over to local police and was taking preparation to take legal action to set an example.
ONLY TEST, DAY 2
AFGHANISTAN 1ST INNINGS R B
Ibrahim c Mahmudullah b Taijul 21 69
Ihsanullah b Taijul 9 36
Rahmat c Soumya b Nayeem 102 187
Shahidi c Soumya b Mahmudullah 14 32
Asghar c Mushfiq b Taijul 92 174
Nabi b Nayeem 0 3
Zazai b Taijul 41 115
Rashid c & b Miraz 51 61
Qais c Mominul b Shakib 9 15
Yamin c Soumya b Shakib 0 7
Zahir not out 0 5
Extras (lb 1, nb 2) 3
Total (117 Overs) 342 all out
Fall Of Wickets
1-19 (Ihsanullah), 2-48 (Ibrahim), 3-77 (Shahidi), 4-197 (Rahmat), 5-197 (Nabi), 6-278 (Asghar), 7-299 (Zazai), 8-322 (Qais), 9-327 (Yamin), 10-342 (Rashid)
Taijul 41-5-116-4, Shakib 22-1-64-2, Miraz 28-5-73-1, Nayeem 13-0-43-2, Mahmudullah 4-0-9-1, Soumya 4-0-26-0, Mominul 4-0-9-0, Mosaddek 1-0-1-0
BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS R B
Shadman c Zazai b Yamin 0 4
Soumya lbw b Nabi 17 66
Liton b Rashid 33 66
Mominul c Asghar b Nabi 52 71
Shakib lbw b Rashid 11 20
Mushfiq c Ibrahim b Rashid 0 2
Mahmudullah b Rashid 7 13
Mosaddek not out 44 74
Miraz b Qais 11 31
Taijul not out 14 55
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
Total (67 Overs) 194/8
Fall Of Wickets
1-0 (Shadman), 2-38 (Soumya), 3-54 (Liton), 4-88 (Shakib), 5-88 (Mushfiq), 6-104 (Mahmudullah), 7-130 (Mominul Haque), 8-146 (Miraz)
Yamin 10-2-21-1, Nabi 22-6-53-2, Zahir 9-1-46-0, Rashid 18-3-47-4, Qais 8-2-22-1
Bangladesh trail by 148 runs