The controversial sacking of Shakib Al Hasan in the penultimate match of Group 2 of the T20 World Cup 2022 has shocked fans on Twitter. After South Africa’s defeat, Pakistan’s match against Bangladesh effectively turned into the quarter-finals, with the winner guaranteed a place in the semi-finals alongside India.
The incident occurred in the eleventh of Bangladesh’s innings, with Shakib winning the toss and batting first. As Shakib headed towards the crease, the tie came to a head when Shadav Khan sacked the Bangladeshi skipper who was ruled LBW.
Shakib was shocked after riding the Golden Duck, but most of all he was sure he wasn’t out. showed. The referee put him out, but Shakib was not helped by the third referee either.
This was not the first incident in which refereeing errors surfaced. Previously, a refereeing error between Australia and Afghanistan resulted in a big blunder.
— Guess Kalo (@KuchNahiUkhada) November 6, 2022
After the incident took place, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra tweeted that Bangladesh was on the side of receiving the call for poor refereeing.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 6, 2022
“Shakib’s bat didn’t touch the ground at all. Just focus on the shadow of the bat. There was a spike. I was bad at it,” Chopra wrote.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, could only score 127 runs while Pakistan were already at 61/1 after 11 overs.