Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh’s ODI and Test captain, lost his cool during Match 3 of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) between Fortune Barishal and Khulna Tigers at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
The umpire failed to signal a wide off fast bowler Rejaur Rahman Raja, who won the Player of the Match award against the Chattogram Challengers, in the 16th over.
Raja bowled a slower bouncer, and Shakib clearly thought it had gone over his head. However, the umpire disagreed and ruled that it was a legal delivery.
Following that, the Magura-born Shakib charged aggressively at the umpire, expressing his displeasure. He yelled at the umpire and got into a heated argument with him. Finally, opposition goalkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim had to step in and restore order.
Shakib Al Hasan wasn’t done yet, as he smashed Raja for a six over midwicket in the very next ball. Shakib reached his half-century off 26 balls soon after. Shakib threw everything at the next over, hitting Thisara Perera for 18 runs off four balls.
Shakib al Hasan is a character
— Diksha (@Delphy06) January 7, 2023
Shakib Al Hasan made headlines with his aggressive behaviour on the field
Shakib Al Hasan ended up scoring 67 runs off 32 balls, with seven fours and four sixes. The big fish was caught by Mashrafe Mortaza in the first ball of the 20th over of Barishal’s innings.
It wasn’t the first time Shakib got into a fight with the umpires. The veteran kicked the stumps during a Dhaka Premier League (DPL) match in 2021, expressing his displeasure with the umpire’s decision.
Fans are raising several questions around the all rounders behaviour in T20 leagues in the country. They also have raised questions about whether he can display such arrogant behaviour in other global T20 leagues around the world like the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League etc.