Watch: Shakib, Mushfiq, Mashrafe, Mehidy and Rubel play Charades!
The cricketers of Bangladesh tried out the “Charades” challenge while they wait out the weather in Bristol for their clash against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, June 11.
It was a guessing challenge actually and pretty useful for the cricketers as they often need to guess where the ball can go. Charades is a parlor or party word guessing game. Originally, the game was a dramatic form of literary charades: a single person would act out each syllable of a word or phrase in order, followed by the whole phrase together, while the rest of the group guessed. A variant was to have teams who acted scenes out together while the others guessed.
However, the challenge was something like this. The charades challenge includes picking a token and then one has to act out the character which is mentioned in that token. And the rule was if anyone guessed the wrong, he would lose the game. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain accepted the challenge and it looked like they were much good at it.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan started the challenge with Shakib played the role of acting and Mushfiq guessed. And the token was about none other than Mushfiqur Rahim. However, Mushfiqur himself guessed it right. After that, the token was about Muttiah Muralitharan, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mahmudullah, Wasim Akram and Brian Lara. Rubel, Shakib and Mehidy acted while Mushfiq and Mashrafe guessed all right. But it looked like young Mehidy Hasan had to work more with his acting.
But it was evident that all enjoyed the challenge much and they were in serious joyous mood, though their match against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain throughout the whole day.
Watch Charades challenge here-
— ICC (@ICC) June 11, 2019