Everyone should have behaved better: Tamim Iqbal
The situation got really heated up in the last over and Bangladesh skipper wanted his players to come back.
by Ankit Editor
Published - Mar 16, 2018 10:56 pm | Updated - Mar 16, 2018 10:59 pm
The Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – Nidahas Trophy 2018 match was down to the wire. In a virtual semi-final, the game was hanging on a thread and could’ve gone either way. While it was Bangladesh’s game to lose the home team left no stone unturned to make it a crunch finish. Eventually, Mahmadullah Riyad hit a six on the penultimate ball to seal the game and a final berth for his team with just two wickets in hand.
But the last over was not just about the cricketing action, there was a lot of action happening on the field. The Bangladeshi player who brought in drinks had an argument with Sri Lankan fielders, it got all heated up and the umpires had to intervene. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan was so agitated that he walked out to the boundary and was, in fact, asking his players to walk back.
It was Khaled Mahmud who asked Mahmudullah to stay in the field and continue with the game. They needed 12 runs in the last over and he got them over the line. After the conclusion of the game Bangladeshi opener, Tamim Iqbal commented on the incident. He said that it was a very emotionally charged moment and he expected his players to have behaved better.
It was very emotional
“It’s very emotional. We saw the leg umpire signalling a no ball and that’s why we were complaining. That created the confusion,” Tamim said.
“It’s a gentleman’s game, everyone should have behaved better, especially from our team, we could have done it nicely. It’s all done and dusted now. Sri Lankans are great friends. I don’t think this incident will create anything bad,” he added.
“The last six was unbelievable. I am lost for words. I thought I should have continued a bit longer, but in the end we won. We executed the plans given by the coaches. Thisara and Kusal batted brilliantly. They gave us a challenging total, but we finished well,” the half-centurion concluded.