Rohan Mustafa makes up for World Cup hurt with century in UAE’s Bukhatir League

The all-rounder endured a miserable debut on the international stage. He managed just eight runs from four innings at the World Cup and did not take a wicket in the competition.

Rohan Mustafa had a forgettable World Cup. AM Ahad / AP Photo
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SHARJAH // The cricket World Cup may have been an unforgettable voyage of discovery for the UAE’s leading players, but one man in particular seems happy to be back into the old routine.

Aside from a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan in Australia, Rohan Mustafa endured a miserable debut on international cricket’s big stage.

He managed just eight runs from four innings at the World Cup and did not take a wicket in the competition.

The Pakistan-born all-rounder clearly appreciates home comforts, though, as he scored 118 in the country’s leading 50-over competition, the Bukhatir League.

And his team, One Stop Tourism, enjoyed the sort of supremacy over their opposition that the UAE were usually on the wrong side of at the World Cup.

After Mustafa’s century, Sharjeel Khan added to the rout by posting 157 from just 73 deliveries as their side racked up a massive total of 465 for six in 50 overs.

Their opponents, Red Flower Tourism, never got close.

Mohammed Azhar took four wickets for 14 runs and sent down five maidens as the opposition managed just 119, losing by 346 runs.

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