Dhaka Premier League: Journalist reveals how Shakib broke glass door in 2018 Nidahas Trophy, how SLC helped him get away- Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become the talk of the town ever since his video of unpleasant behaviour in the Dhaka Premier League went viral. Shakib Al Hasan has been banned for four matches for his behaviour on the field and the all-rounder has also apologised for the same. However, a journalist revealed that this is not the first time that Shakib has shown anger during a cricket match. He revealed that Shakib broke a glass door in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy during a match against Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Cricket helped him get away without punishment.
Dhaka Premier League: A journalist named Rex Clementine posted a tweet on Sunday where he revealed an incident from the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. He wrote, “Not the first time it has happened. Shakib broke the door of the RPS dressing room with a bat. There was an eyewitness. A complaint was lodged to the match referee. SLC bigwigs later withdrew the complaint on a request made by their counterparts in Dhaka.”
Not the fist time it has happened. Shakib broke the the door of the RPS dressing room with a bat. There was an eyewitness. A complaint was lodged to the match referee. SLC bigwigs later withdrew the complaint on a request made by their counterparts in Dhaka. https://t.co/KOLH3le99k
— Rex Clementine (@RexClementine) June 11, 2021
According to The Island, the match referee of SL vs BAN game in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, Chris Broad spoke to the caterers to find out who is responsible for the incident as the CCTV footage was not clear. The staff in the stadium said that it was Shakib who forcefully hit the door and broke it.
Mahmudullah’s magical innings helped Bangladesh win that game but even a win could not stop Shakib Al Hasan from expressing his anger.
Dhaka Premier League: Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan posted an apology on Facebook regarding the Dhaka Premier League incident. In his statement, he said, “I am extremely sorry for losing my temper and ruining the match for everyone and especially those who are watching from home. 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.”
Shakib Al Hasan has been let off lightly with a four-match suspension from Dhaka T20 Premier League. After the ban all-rounder will have to miss the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th round of the tournament. The 34-year-old Shakib has scored over 10,000 international runs and picked nearly 600 wickets across formats and considered one of the finest spin bowling all-rounders in contemporary cricket. Shakib had earlier hit the headlines for wrong reasons in 2019 when he was slapped with a two-year ban, one year suspended, for not reporting a corrupt approach.