SL vs BAN: Shakib appealed and Angelo Mathews was given timed out and the incident has created a massive controversy.
Delhi: Bangladesh captain Shakib al Hasan has faced the heat on social space on Monday despite the win over Sri Lanka in Delhi. Shakib appealed and Angelo Mathews was given timed out and the incident has created a massive controversy. While most are supporting the veteran Sri Lankan cricketer over the bizarre episode, Shakib is facing the heat as fans and experts believe the Bangladeshi captain’s action was unsportsmanlike. After Mathews was given out, fans believe Shakib could still have asked him to come back – but that did not happen. Here are some of the reactions that show how Shakib is getting trolled on social media.
I could argue about the eternal debate of Spirit vs Laws of Cricket, but it would be lost on you.
Anyway, I hope you do realise that now every team that plays against B’desh will try to use any & every law to get them out. B’desh dug it’s own future grave today.
— Saradendu Karmakar (@Saradterminator) November 7, 2023
— Sandip Verma (@Sandipv70Verma) November 7, 2023
The most controversial dismissal in the history of world cricket has not only been an upset moment for cricket enthusiasts but has ruined the spirit of the game too. We demand @KKRiders to release Shakib-Al-Hasan on immediate effect. #SLvsBAN pic.twitter.com/rHOLvsFcHa
— Saradsree Ghosh (@The_LegitSharad) November 7, 2023
— Muhammad Shafiq, Ph.D. (@Pakistan_Shafiq) November 7, 2023
“I felt like I was at war. Whatever I had to do, I did it. There will be debates. Today that (the time out) helped, I won’t deny that!” said Shakib after the match.
“One of our fielders came to me and said that if I appealed, he (Mathews) would be out. The umpire asked me if I was serious. It’s in the laws; I don’t know if it’s right or wrong,” added Shakib.