Legendary Bangladeshi allrounder Shakib Al Hasan was seen losing his cool on two different occasion in a single game in Dhaka Premier League (DPL). The game was played between Abahani limited and Mohammedan Sporting club where he was leading his side Mohammedan. He was furious at the umpire’s decision when his LBW appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim was turned down where he kicks the stump. Likewise, on the 5th ball of fifth over when umpire stopped the game calling covers to the field, Shakib could not control his anger and he lashes out the stumps and threw it to the ground.
When they walked off the field, there were footages that came out which showed Shakib being involved in verbal battle with Abahani coach Khaled Mahmud who is also the BCB director. It was seen that Mahmud had to be pulled away as he was approaching towards Shakib when the players were heading towards dressing room. The match was resumed later and Shakib’s team won the game. Shakib Al Hasan immediately posted an apology after the match where he wrote “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,” the message read. “An experienced player like me should not have reacted that way but sometimes against all odds it happens unfortunately. I apologize 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.”
BCB on next day announced that they have suspended Shakib for 3 matches and fined him Taka 5 lakhs which is approx. to 5800 USD. As he was found guilty twice and both of his guilt were level 3 offences under the BCB’s code of conduct, related to conduct contrary to the spirit of the game and bringing the game into disrepute. Shakib has accepted the sanctions.
After the incident took place the question has been raised against the disciplinary issues of veteran allrounder as this was not the first time we have seen him doing such act. Cricket is considered as a gentleman’s game and this kind of scenes are rarely seen in cricket field. There were several tweets against his incident about that match as many fans, expert termed it “terrible”. The veteran all-rounder’s behavior now has exposed the Bangladeshi system and there are rumors about corruption in Bangladesh cricket.