IPL 2020 – Mujeeb Ur Rahman brings motivation from Steve Smith to create another in ‘Brainfade’ moment

Mujeeb ur Rahman was in the midst of a controversy, giving the audience ‘brainfade’ moment. Steve Smith in Bangalore, taking a review after the getting signal from the dressing room. Mujeeb took the review after he was already dismissed by the third umpire.

On a tour of India in 2017, Steve Smith was caught on camera looking towards the balcony of the Bangalore players, apparently hoping for advice, deciding that the umpire’s decision would be reviewed. Later, the former Australian captain admitted to being ‘Brainfade’ in the middle, causing a huge uproar.

Similarly, Mujib ur Rehman also repeated the same feat after being caught off a ball from Khalil Ahmed as he asked for a review to be taken after being prompted from the dressing room. Interestingly, the third umpire had already dismissed him after the umpires gave him the decision.

The third umpire had not checked the ultra edge, asking the dressing room to ask its player to take a review, which could reverse the decision. However, Mujeeb was also dismissed for the second time as it showed a huge spike in Ultra Edge. Regardless of the decision, such an act should not be allowed to do so because it only destroys the credibility that the cash-rich league possesses.