Also gets into war of words with opposition coach Khaled Mahmud, who is a BCB director
In scenes rarely seen at a top-level cricket match, Shakib Al Hasan’s temper flared up on two different occasions in one Dhaka Premier League match on Friday, with footage showing him kicking the stumps first, and later uprooting a whole set of them and flinging them to the ground. Shakib, the captain of Mohammedan Sporting Club, in the game against Abahani Limited, was first furious at the umpire’s decision to deny him an lbw appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim, and was then angered by the umpires calling for the covers with one ball remaining in the sixth over as the rain came down.
As the players walked off the field in the rain break, photographs and video clips on social media showed Shakib also getting into a war of words with Abahani coach Khaled Mahmud, who is also a BCB director. It appeared that Mahmud had to be pulled away from what looked like a shouting match with the Mohammedan camp.
The match duly resumed and Mohammedan went on to complete victory, but even at the point the players went off due to the rain (five balls after the five-over mark, which constituted a completed match), Shakib’s team was well ahead of the equation as per DLS method. So, exactly why Shakib reacted in that way is unknown.
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Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84