Bangladesh’s experienced cricketer, Tamim Iqbal, has shared his perspective on the contentious non-striker run-out incident that unfolded during the 2nd ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Mirpur. This incident involved Ish Sodhi and Hasan Mahmud and ignited a debate about the fairness of such dismissals.

In the 46th over of New Zealand’s innings, Hasan Mahmud executed a non-striker run-out, catching Ish Sodhi off guard as he had strayed too far from the crease. However, the stand-in captain, Litton Das, acted swiftly, consulting with the umpires and eventually deciding to recall Sodhi.

Tamim Iqbal addressed the issue during a post-match press conference, highlighting the legality of this mode of dismissal and sharing his personal viewpoint on the matter.

“I don’t see anything wrong with that,” he stated firmly. “There is a rule. We shouldn’t, in my opinion, react the way people do these days when we manage to get someone or ourselves out in that way. It’s a collective decision, in my opinion,” he added.

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“We will take wickets in this manner if the team decides to do so. We won’t attempt it if we don’t want to take it. Bringing back a batter after getting him out doesn’t seem smart to me. We can either accept it or choose not to do it,” Tamim further elucidated.

In a heartwarming display of sportsmanship, Ish Sodhi hugged Hasan Mahmud following the incident.

Sodhi went on to play a pivotal role in New Zealand’s victory, contributing significantly with both the bat and the ball. He smashed three sixes during his 35-run innings from 39 balls and achieved his best ODI bowling figures of 6 wickets for 39 runs. These exceptional performances played a vital role in New Zealand’s impressive 86-run triumph.