A journalist had an interesting conversation with Shakib Al Hasan in a press conference regarding this debate. When Shakib Al Hasan hesitated to answer the question of the journalist, he asked if you were discussing about the river flowing in Bangladesh. Actually, the way Shakib was discussing with the umpire, it seemed that he did not want to play the match further. He was trying to get his point across to the umpire, but he had to play the match.
After 7 hours only the scenario changed.
With the score reading 66/0 in 7 overs, Bangla Tigers were 17 runs ahead of India in the DLS method, but the game resumed and Rohit Sharma’s army changed the course of the game. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was seen arguing with the umpires before the game resumed. He also did interesting question-and-answer with a reporter in a press conference on the same subject. Bangladesh didn’t seem keen on resuming play quickly after the rain stopped, but officials went ahead with the game after assessing the situation. Liton Das’s run out proved to be a game-changer for India as Bangladesh batsmen lost momentum after his dismissal.
Some interesting conversations happened…
journalist: Have you really tried not to play after the rain? Have you discussed this with the umpire?
Shakib: Did we have any option?
journalist: No, that’s the reason. Have you tried to explain to them?
Shakib: Who explained?
journalist: Umpires and Rohit Sharma…
Shakib: Do I have the ability to convince the umpire?
journalist: Good. Then you were discussing the rivers of Bangladesh?
journalist: Did you discuss something about rivers in Bangladesh or something? what were you talking about? can you please explain?
Shakib: Ok now you are asking the right question. The umpire called both the captains and told us the target, how many overs are left and what are the rules.
journalist: That’s all, and you all accepted it?
journalist: beautiful, thanks
It is noteworthy that Shakib remained in the headlines for some comments made before the match against India. He had said that India has come here to win the T20 World Cup, not us. We will upset him by defeating him. After that he was criticized a lot.