Shakib Al Hasan Retracts Appeal After Non-Striker Run-Out Controversy

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The Bangladesh cricket team has already taken a 2-0 lead against Afghanistan in the three-match ODI series. Needless to say that the third one-day match next Monday will be an honor. 

Shakib’s (Shakib Al Hasan) anger has been seen on the cricket field more than once. Whether it’s jumping on the umpire or showing anger at a teammate. Due to which he has been condemned more than once. His use has damaged the spirit of cricket. This time, netizens praised him for the character he showed.

During the second ODI between Bangladesh and Afghanistan (BAN v AFG), Shakib Al Hasan retracted an appeal after the umpire deemed the Afghanistan batter run out. The incident happened in the 17th over of Afghanistan’s run chase after Bangladesh had set a daunting target of 307 on board.

Afghanistan were 34/3 while Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran were batting. Najibullah drove one straight back at Shakib and the ball burst through Shakib’s fingers for four. But the same thing repeated itself next ball and this time the ball went through Shakib’s hands and clattered onto the stumps at the non-striker’s end with Rahmat Shah out of his crease.

Shakib seemed unsure if he had touched the ball before it hit the stumps. The third umpire played out multiple replays before deciding that the ball had touched Shakib’s hand and Rahmat Shah was out.

But Shakib, showed a terrific gesture, repeated that he had made no contact with the ball and that Rahmat wasn’t run out. Bangladesh retracted the appeal much to everybody’s surprise in a very sporting gesture and the Afghanistan batter was saved.

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