T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan engages in amusing argument with reporter following loss to India

Bangladesh registered their second loss in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022.

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Team India narrowly beat Bangladesh in their second last game of the Super 12 stage in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday, November 3 by five runs courtesy of the DLS method coming into the picture as rain interrupted play.

Following the loss to the Men in Blue, skipper Shakib Al Hasan had a go at one of the reporters during the post-match press conference.

The reporter said that the Bangla captain tried ‘not to return' to play after the rain delay in the match against India in Adelaide. However, the skipper did not hold back and swiftly responded to the reporter.

The reporter asked - "Shakib, bad luck. Did you really try not to play after the rain? What was the discussion that went through?"

Shakib Al Hasan: "Do we have any option?"

What followed was the conversation slowly heating up but the skipper maintained his calm and responded in a calm demeanour.

Reporter: "No option, but that's the reason. Did you try to convince them?"

Shakib: "Convince whom?"

Reporter: "The umpire and Rohit Sharma."

Shakib: "Do I have the ability to convince the umpire?"

Reporter: "Then you are discussing something about river of Bangladesh"

Reporter: "You were talking about the rivers and their roles in Bangladesh? What were you talking?"

Shakib: "Now you're asking the right question. So, the umpire called both the captains, told us the target and what the playing rules will be."

Reporter: "And you accepted it?"

Shakib: "Yes"

Reporter: "Beautiful. Thank you"

Bangladesh nearly out of World Cup

The Bangla Tigers did start off well and looked like they could pull off something magical but are now at the brink of getting knocked out of the showpiece event.

While India are inching closer towards the final four, South Africa will look to win their match against Pakistan and the Netherlands and seal their berth in the semis too. Despite Bangladesh having slim chances, their final match against Pakistan will prove to be a tricky one to progress any further.