Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was not at all happy with the way he was given out in the game against Australia.
When the player was asked about the umpire’s decision, he replied: “Normally they (umpires) don’t give out when the batsman is well forward. If the umpire thinks it was out then I have nothing to say on the matter.
“But it’s unusual for a batsman to be given out lbw after coming down the wicket, I’ve never witnessed something like that before. Since umpires have started giving this type of decisions I hope consistency is maintained, let’s see what happens next.”
Shakib was batting on 29 when Nigel Llong adjudged him leg before off the bowling of Travis Head. The southpaw reviewed against his decision but it was overruled since it was umpire’s call.
The decision ended a promising partnership for the fifth wicket which had added 69 runs. After Shakib’s fall, no other batsman stuck around to complement Tamim, who scored a superb 95 in Bangladesh’s modest 182.
“If I were with Tamim, we could have scored something like 260. The wicket was different from the one we had against England. It was not a wicket to produce 320 to 330 runs. The ball was bouncing up and down. It could have been a different game had I been there with Tamim. He could have batted freely,” added Shakib.
The Left-hander also felt that Bangladesh was lucky to get a point against Australia.
Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh