Nidahas Tri-Series 2018: Tamim Iqbal reveals reason behind Mushfiqur Rahim's 'nagin dance'

Mushfiqur had taken his team to a historic win against Sri Lanka.

Mushfiqur Rahim | GETTY
Bangladesh made history on Saturday as they chased down a target of 215 runs against Sri Lanka. Nidahas Trophy 2018 now stands in an interesting stage with all teams having the equal number of wins.

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim played a memorable knock to help his team defeat the hosts. The former skipper scored an unbeaten 72 off 35 balls. The 30-year-old helped his team cross the line with 2 balls left.

The win got more special with Mushfiqur's memorable celebration, which many fans described as a 'Nagin dance'. 

His teammate, Tamim Iqbal revealed in the press conference later that the celebrations originated from a fellow Bangladesh player. “We have a left arm spinner in Nazmul Islam Opu and it is his celebration. Whenever he gets a wicket, in domestic cricket or Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), he does this snake dance. It was quite funny. I think Mushfaqir Rahim showed it to him and we knew who he was doing the celebration for. We take a lot of pride in playing with Opu and whenever he takes a wicket, we enjoy it a lot,” said Tamim. 

“Unfortunately he hasn’t taken a wicket yet so when he does, you will get to see how he dances,” he added. The chase was set up by openers Tamim (47) and Liton Das (43). 

By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 11 Mar, 2018

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