MENAFN – (MENAFN – Khaleej Times) The eight-week break, was perhaps a blessing in disguise for Rohan Mustafa.
- And it also helped that Mustafa embarked on the journey of fatherhood, with his wife giving birth to their first child.
- And returning to the cricketing fold from the suspension, Mustafa, with a new-found zest for life, engineered the UAE’s T20 International series win over format debutants US on Saturday.
- Mustafa was the captain prior to the ban enforced by the Emirates Cricket Board and the ECB opted to retain Muhammad Naveed as the skipper.
- Mustafa said it felt a bit different initially but added that he is always on hand to give advice when needed.
- Brief scores: UAE: 182-7 in 20 overs (Shaiman Anwar 62, Rohan Mustafa 45, H Walsh 2-21, Saurabh Netravalkar 2-28, T Patel 2-45) beat US: 158-6 in 20 overs (Steven Taylor 49, Xavier Marshall 31, Jaskaran Malhotra 21, Sultan Ahmed 3-33, Zahoor Khan 2-22) by 24 runs.