Marcus Trescothick

Chairman of the bored

Mushy gets a soaking

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Marcus Trescothick and Mushtaq Ahmed chat during a training session, Karachi, October 23, 2000
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Players/Officials: Mushtaq Ahmed | Marcus Trescothick
Teams: Somerset

Mushtaq Ahmed was our overseas player at Somerset for a while in the nineties.

There was this one time when it had been raining all afternoon and we were all very, very bored. If you know Mushy, he could sometimes get to be a very annoying little character, especially on a day like that when you're stuck in the change room and it's pouring. So a bunch of us, I think we were eight in all, decided to do something about him.

We put him down on a chair and wrapped him around with tape so he couldn't move at all. We then carried the chair and stuck it in the middle of the pitch and had a little laugh at him. He stayed there for about 10 minutes before managing to escape and came back running - and wet - back to the change room. He was shouting a lot but it's probably not worth repeating!

As told to Rahul Bhattacharya. This article was first published in Wisden Asia Cricket magazine in 2002

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