The Bangladeshi captain Shakib Al Hasan expressed his regret on losing cool at the time of tie in the 6th T20I of Nidahas tournament. The Tigers managed to screw the hosts off the tournament by a thrilling competition and registered a victory by 2 wickets.But the spectators had to witness unwanted emotional breakouts of the skipper during the tie with the hosts when the team needs 12 runs off 6 balls in the last over. Then, the batsman Mustafizur Rahman missed two bouncers and was run out for the next ball. By then, the team needs 12 runs off 3 balls. The visitors asked for a review of the decision of leg umpire claiming that the delivery by Isuru Udana was a no-ball due to its height.
The captain of Bangladesh looked angry at that time and seemed to wave his hands at his players to call them back to the pavilion. But in a while, the match was resumed and Mahmudullah Riyad led the team to victory by a boundary, a two and a six with the penultimate ball of the over.
Speaking about the incident, Shakib Al Hasan said that,”I wasn’t calling them back. I was telling them to play. You can describe it both ways. It depends on how you see it,”
He added, “We are all humans and making mistakes is in our nature. We should take it on our chin and move forward. We always had healthy competition on the ground, but outside, we are friends. Emotions take over, I need to be careful as a leader of a team, I will be careful next time.”
On the other hand, the visitors were facing allegations of celebrations violating the norms of etiquette. The ground staff of the stadium accused the players of these violent celebrations as one of the glass shutters were seen broken in their dressing room. But the visitors spoke nothing about these allegations.
The final match will be held on Sunday to commemorate the 70th Independence day of Sri Lanka.