‘SHAMEFUL’: Netizens scream at Shakib as Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews becomes first player to be ‘timed out’
Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Mathews becomes the first player in history to be given out on 'timed out' in an ongoing match against Bangladesh.
In the ongoing match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Sri Lankan player Angelo Mathews was given out by the umpires for walking late to the crease.
One netizen Rizwan Ali took to X and wrote, “Only Shakib Al Hasan can think about going for such type of appeal in a ‘gentleman’s game.’ #SLvBD #AngeloMathews"
While another netizen Pravin Choudhari called ;SHAMEFUL Act by Shakib!'. He wrote, “SHAMEFUL Act by Shakib! Angelo Mathews was tightening the HELMET and the strip broke, So SHAKIB appealed for TIMED OUT. UMPIRE Erasmus confirmed the appeal with Shakib and eventually Matthews got OUT. Shakib should understand this wasn't intentional by Angelo! #BANvsSL #SLvsBAN"
Andy Zaltzman wrote, “What makes the Angelo Mathews timed out dismissal so absurd is that if he had faced one ball, then his chinstrap had broken, no-one would have batted even half an eyelid about him taking a minute or two to fix/replace it before the next ball. A ridiculous dismissal."
Dunara K also wrote, “Angelo Mathews becomes the first cricketer in history to be given out on 'timed out'. Shakeeb refused to take his appeal back. Shame on Shakeeb Al Hasan. Against the spirit of the game?"
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh:
Earlier in the day, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first in their World Cup match against Sri lanka which is being played amid severe pollution levels in the national capital. Sri Lanka while batting first were all out at 279 runs and now Bangladesh openers Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das are on crease. Bangladesh have scored 10/0 in first over, while chasing 280 runs.
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