Shakib Al Hasan: Questions are being raised about umpiring once again in the T20 World Cup 2022 (T20 WC 2022). The special thing here is that this time also Bangladesh has suffered due to the decision of the umpire. It is worth noting that even during the match against India, some of the umpire’s decisions went against Bangladesh, about which there is a lot of debate going on for the last three days.
What’s the new case?
In the first innings of the match being played in Adelaide against Pakistan, Shakib Al Hasan had come to the crease and he tried to play a shot from the crease with the aim of getting a single off the very first ball. Here he missed and the ball started going on the pad. The Pakistani players appealed for LBW and the umpire gave Shakib out. Here Shakib immediately took the review. Shakib was convinced that the ball hit the pad after taking the edge of the bat.
Big moment in the match. Looked like Shakib Al Hasan edged it.
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) November 6, 2022
When the third umpire reviewed it, it was seen that when the ball passed near the bat, there was a movement in the snickometer, at the same time the bat was also very close to the ground. That is, the movement in the snickometer was either due to the ball hitting the bat or due to the bat hitting the ground. However, the third umpire found the ball hitting the bat here and gave Shakib out. Shakib was surprised by this decision and he also talked to the umpire about it but in the last he had to leave the field.
The ball hit the bat!
Shakib said that the ball has taken the edge of the bat. By the way, something similar seemed in the review that the bat had not touched the ground and the sound that came was that of the ball hitting the bat. Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra also said that the ball has hit the pad after touching the bat. Bangladeshi fans are also terming this decision of the third umpire wrong on social media.
Shakib’s bat didn’t touch the ground at all. Just focus on bat’s shadow. There was a spike. It couldn’t have been anything else except the ball hitting the bat. Bangladesh at the receiving end of a poor umpiring decision. #PakvBan #T20WorldCup
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 6, 2022
Let us inform that earlier in the Bangladesh-India match, Bangladeshi team and fans were very angry due to starting the match on wet ground, giving wide by the umpire at the behest of Virat Kohli and not taking action on Kohli’s throw throw.