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“I would be dumbfounded if I were Shakib Al Hasan”: Former India star on controversial dismissal against Pakistan

Pakistan lived on a knife edge ahead of Sunday’s Group 2 match against Bangladesh and came away with a five-wicket win. The win ensured they reached the T20 World Cup semi-final from Group 2. After South Africa lost to the Netherlands in the first Group 2 match of the day, the match between Bangladesh and Pakistan turned into a straight knockout for the two teams will reach the last. four stages. Pakistan restricted Bangladesh to 127/8 in 20 overs and then hit the target in 18.1 overs. The match had a controversial moment when Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was dropped, which former India star Robin Uthappa said could have made the difference.

Shadab struck twice on successive balls in the 11th, including an LBW dismissal of Bangladesh captain Shakib, but there was controversy surrounding that. Shakib revised the call, and according to replays, the ball grazed the bat before hitting the bag. However, Shakib was also sent off by the third referee.

“Certainly, the evidence we saw on TV, it clearly wasn’t outside. There was definitely an edge on the outside. Certainly the bat wasn’t touching the surface of the field. That can’t be mistaken, that’s where that noise came from.” I was very surprised to see that decision,” former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody told ESPNcricinfo.

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“Tom puts it mildly. I’d be flabbergasted if I was Shakib Al Hasan. There was, both off the ground. That could be the difference between a 127 and a 150, with Shakib in there too. Shakib hasn’t been between races, but he’d be eager to score runs in this game. That could be the difference,” added Robin Uthappa, a member of India’s World T20 winning team in 2007.

Later, in the post-match presentation, Shakib did not say anything about the dismissal. “At the halfway point, we were 70/1. We wanted to get to around 145-150, it would have been a reasonable total on that pitch. I knew it was going to be tough for the new hitters, so we wanted the fixed hitters to continue. the ending that didn’t happen. In terms of results, this is the best performance we’ve had in the T20 World Cups. I could have done better. But having said that, with the new guys coming in, with the changes, this is the best I could expect. In my own performance, I could have done better. As long as I’m fit and performing, I’d love to play,” Shakib said.

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