Watch: Shakib Al Hasan Amused At Journalist Claiming Captain Discussed ‘Bangladesh’s River’ With Umpires

 Watch: Shakib Al Hasan Amused At Journalist Claiming Captain Discussed ‘Bangladesh’s River’ With Umpires

Shakib Al Hasan (Source: Twitter)

The match between India and Bangladesh in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 went down to the wire, but India emerged victorious in the end. The Men in Blue defeated the Bangla Tigers by a very narrow margin of five runs. Bangladesh got a strong start in their chase of 185 thanks to Liton Das’ spectacular innings. However, a rain interruption changed the course of the match.

Rain forced the umpires to lower the target to 151 in 16 overs, but Litton Das’ dismissal triggered a massive batting collapse. Interestingly, Bangladesh was running at the required run rate before the rain arrived, but the rain hampered their performance.

In the meantime, Shakib Al Hasan was asked an absurd question during a post-match press conference by a journalist, who wanted to know if Shakib tried to convince the umpires and Indian captain Rohit Sharma not to play after the rain.

“Shakib, bad luck. Did you really try not to play after the rain? What was the discussion that went through?” asked the reporter. Shakib responded by asking if he had any other options. The journalist went on to claim that the Bangladesh skipper discussed around with the umpire and Indian skipper about the river in Bangladesh.

However, the journalist eventually requested that the details of the conversation with the umpires and Indian captain Rohit Sharma be revealed. “Now you’re asking the right question. So, the umpire called both the captains, told us the target and what the playing rules will be,” responded Shakib.

Here is Shakib Al Hasan’s video

As for the game, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli played spectacular knocks to get India to a good total of 184. Rahul regained his lost form and scored 51 runs in 32 balls, while Virat continued his excellent run to score 64 runs in 44 balls. Suryakumar Yadav also played a small cameo of 30 runs in 16 balls.

In the chase, Liton Das gave Bangladesh a flying start by scoring 60 runs in just 27 balls, but they could not continue after the rain interruption.

Bethive Staff

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