Premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was apologetic after losing his cool during his side Mohammedan Sporting Club’s Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division T20 League game against Abahani Limited at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today, but the tournament authority promised to ‘act accordingly’ upon receiving match referee and umpires’ reports.
Shakib kicked the stumps out of rage after umpire Imran Parvez denied an LBW appeal in the fifth over of the game between Abahani and Mohammedan. He was also seen threatening the umpire and also uprooted the stumps and slammed it at a feat of rage when the umpires called for covers to be brought on due to rain.
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Shakib was also seen exchanging some heated words with Abahani staff and with their coach Khaled Mahmud in particular before the all-rounder was dragged away to the dressing room by his teammates. Later, however, the misunderstanding between Shakib and Mahmud seemingly came to an end.
“Dear fans and followers, I am extremely sorry for losing my temper and ruining the match for everyone and especially those who are watching from home. An experienced player like me should not have reacted that way but sometimes against all odds it happens unfortunately,” Shakib wrote on his official Facebook page after the game that Mohammedan won by 31 runs via D/L method.
“I apologise to the teams, management, tournament officials and organizing committee for this human error. Hopefully, I won’t be repeating this again in the future. Thanks and love you all,” added Shakib.
Meanwhile, Kazi Inam, chairman of Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM), who are regulating the tournament, said they will be waiting for the match referee’s report before taking any action in this regard.
“Cricket is a gentleman’s game and the umpire’s decision is the final decision. You may not accept the umpire’s call but you have to accept the reality and move on. I will not get involved in the decision [on field]. It’s the final call. Like I said, we will see the match referee and umpire’s reports and act accordingly. Any ban or such will depend on that report,” Inam said.