Nasir asked Afridi to pick-up ball after hitting a six!
In Bangladesh domestic cricket, opposition team knows Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain’s capability of sledging very well. However, Nasir refrains himself from sledging in international arena. But there are two incidents which has made him to remember for sledging.
One of which was against Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi and another one was against Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard.
Nasir opened up about those two incidents and sledging in Bdcrictime live adda on Monday, June 1. Nasir Hossain confirmed that, he and Afridi didn’t engage in argument, but he upset Afridi by hitting sixes.
“Everyone in my house used to watch Pakistan’s matches. They liked the Pakistan team very much. Nothing much happened with Afridi that day. He told me something which I can’t remember exactly. After that I charged on him and hit a six. Then I said – Go and pick up the ball. That’s what happened that day, nothing much,”
On the other hand, it was 2012, West Indies visited Bangladesh for a five-match series. In the last and series-deciding match, Pollard came in front of Nasir and showed his muscle. Nasir explained what happened back then.
“We were at the very exciting stage of the match. We didn’t have to chase much runs but West Indies needed a few wickets. I and Sourav (Mominul Haque) built a little partnership and afterwards with Sohag Gazi I made a small partnership. Pollard then told me, hit sixes, hit sixes! He was trying to distract me. He pointed out the cover region to hit a six and showed his muscle to tell- hit six, you have strength. I told him that I don’t have strength to hit sixes and I don’t want to,” said Nasir.
Although Nasir is good at sledging in domestic cricket, he was asked why he doesn’t sledge in international cricket. “Actually it’s not easy to sledge in international cricket. There is camera and microphone. So even if you want to sledge in the field, it’s not possible. Still I used to sledge a little bit maintaining the cricket language. For example, I used to tell our bowlers that the batsmen are fearing the bowlers. I say some such things between us but I don’t use slang language,” the 28-year old Nasir replied.