Bangladesh star Shakib Al Hasan has made headlines for all the wrong reasons as his angry behavior towards the referees has sparked hatred among the cricket fraternity. The incident erupted in the Dhaka Premier League on Friday. While several former and current cricketers have been disappointed with his act, Shakib’s wife takes a different view of the reactions.
The match between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Abahani Limited saw Shakib Al Hasan lose his temper twice in two overs. The versatile spin-bowling player kicked the stumps to dislodge them from the ground and eventually threw the stumps to express his displeasure with the referee’s decision on the field. After the referee denied Shakib a wicket when he appealed against Abahani’s Mushfiqur Rahim, he kicked the stumps and moments later uprooted him, threw them in. anger when the referees called the covers to save the pitch from the rain.
Later, as Shakib Al Hasan’s shocking behavior began to go viral on social media, the veteran apologized for the same. The 34-year-old released a statement regretting his actions and understanding that an experienced cricketer like him should not have resorted to such acts. He also revealed that he apologized to all stakeholders involved and promised not to repeat such things in the future.
It is sad to see the main problem buried by the media: Shakib Al Hasan’s wife
Shakib Al Hasan’s wife Ummey Al Hasan said it was nice to see people having the courage to stand up against thick and thin. But she blamed the media for not informing the public about the bad decisions of the referees and only highlighting Shakib’s hunger. Ummey believes that this is a conspiracy against him for a long time to portray her husband as a villain under all circumstances.
“I appreciate this incident as much as the media, finally news on television! It’s great to see the support of people who can see the clear picture of today’s incident, at least someone has the courage to stand up against all odds. However, it is sad to see the main problem being buried by the media by only highlighting the anger he has shown. The main problem is the catchy decisions of the referees! The headlines are really sad. For me it’s a conspiracy against him that has been going on for a while to present him as the villain in all circumstances! If you are a cricket fan, beware of your actions! ” Ummey Al Hasan said, quoted by India Today.
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