Shadab Khan gives no-nonsense reply to Shakib Al Hasan’s controversy

 Shadab Khan gives no-nonsense reply to Shakib Al Hasan’s controversy

Shadab Khan, Shakib Al Hasan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan was hard done by poor umpiring in the ongoing Super 12 game against Pakistan. He came out to bat in the 11th over of the innings after Soumya Sarkar’s wicket. The left-hander tried to defend a yorker from Shadab Khan. However, the veteran all-rounder couldn’t middle the ball and the ball kissed the inside edge of the bat and hit his shoes.

Khan and his teammates appealed for the lbw and their request was accepted by the umpires. After this, the Bangladesh skipper decided t challenge the verdict. What followed after this absolute catastrophe. After watching the replays, somehow decided to stay with the umpire’s decision. After this, poor umpiring became the talk of the town.

Meanwhile, after the Bangladesh innings ended on 127/8, Khan spoke to the broadcaster. He was asked about the way his side bowled and was also asked about Shakib’s controversy. To which, he said “Umpires gave it out, so it’s out (Shakib decision),” Shadab said in a chat with the broadcaster during the innings break.

Shakib’s dismissal changed the game for Bangladesh: Ravi Shastri

Former India head coach and now commentator, Ravi Shastri also spoke on the incident after the first innings. He said that Shakib Al Hasan’s wicket changed the game s favor of Pakistan.

“Which (the shadow) suggests the bat was in the air and there is a spike, so that ball has to hit the bat and nothing else. But, I think he will be a little disappointed, that it really turned the entire momentum of the game. Big player, big wicket, knockout game and when your captain is dismissed in that fashion, it has a bearing on the dugout,” Shastri said during the innings break.

Pakistan has now beaten Bangladesh and has now qualified for the semis. Now, they would either play New Zealand or England depending on the result of the upcoming game between India and Zimbabwe.


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