Cricket stars hardly lose their cool in a game against the umpires, but this one has crossed limits. One of the most successful cricketers in Bangladesh; Shakib Al Hasan lost his cool over the umpire twice in a league game.
In the match between Mohammedan Sporting Club vs Abahani United, Shakib the captain of Mohammedan lost his cool twice. Firstly, when the umpire turned down his lbw appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim he kicked the stumps in anger. He was very unhappy with the decision and couldn’t keep himself calm in that situation.
On the second occasion, he got triggered after umpires called for the covers with one ball remaining in the sixth over as the rain came down. He ferociously ran towards the umpire expressed his anger in words and then went on to uproot and throw the stumps. After the rain stopped, the match duly resumed and Mohammedan went on to win the match.
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Shakib Al Hasan’s apology:
Shortly, after the match, Shakib Al Hasan wrote an apology for his actions on his official Facebook page. 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 apologise 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.”
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