WATCH: The clash with Moises Henriques that resulted in Mohammad Hasnain’s action getting tested
Mohammad Hasnain has been reported for a suspect action in the Big Bash League and will undergo a test for his action after the umpires reported him in the Australian franchise league. Hasnain had a sensational start to his first BBL stint, but it isn’t going down well, with reportedly a clash with Moises Henriques of Sydney Sixers resulting in the extra scrutiny on his action.
Mohammad Hasnain and Moises Henriques went after each other during the Sydney derby of the Big Bash League 2021/22. With the tournament entering the business end and a lot riding at stake for these units, the contest started on a feisty note and it was palpable in the way the players were approaching this fixture.
Thunder had won the toss and asked the Sixers to bat first. After losing Jack Edwards very early in the innings, Josh Philippe and Daniel Hughes took charge for the Sixers and registered a stunning partnership for the 2nd wicket. They added 87 runs in double-quick time before Philippe’s dismissal paved way for Moises Henriques to enter the field.
In the 12th over of the game, Mohammad Hasnain’s first delivery of the game to Henriques was full at the stumps and the Sixers’ skipper just got enough wood to steer it back to the bowler. The Pakistani bowler feigned a throw at the batter and some intense staring followed between the duo.
Just when the bowler was heading back to his run-up, he was noticed back-tracking and having a word with Henriques. Although it did not seem very scary, it definitely wasn’t a friendly conversation between the cricketers. Moises Henriques was overheard saying “nice throw mate” to Hasnain through the stump mics, with the video making viral content.
Here’s the video of Mohammad Hasnain and Moises Henriques having a go at each other
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Henriques ended up having the last laugh in this banter between the cricketers, as the Sixers posted a big total onboard batting first. They finished with 197 runs on the board, with the skipper remaining unbeaten until the end. He chipped in with a 27-ball 47 which included 4 fours and 1 six and provided his side a stellar finish in the company of Sean Abbott.
Both the Sydney franchises find themselves in the top half of the table, only behind the Perth Scorchers. Thunder are currently second, but if they lose this fixture, they will concede that position to the Sixers. They have a tricky run-chase to deal with, but their batters will find decent support from this beautiful batting track.