Former fly-half Virender Sehwag has targeted Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan after the 2022 T20 World Cup loss to India. He said Shakib Al Hasan should have played responsibly when the Bangladesh team were struggling. According to Sehwag, Shakib should have stayed in the fold until the end like Virat Kohli.
In fact, in an important match played in Adelaide, India beat Bangladesh by five points. Winning this game was very important for both teams to go to the semi-finals. Playing first, the Indian team scored 184 runs for the loss of six wickets in the 20 overs allowed. In response, Bangladesh got off to a great start. The team scored over 60 runs in seven overs. It looked like Bangladesh could win this game and their fans were also very excited. Although the rain came during this time and after that Bangladesh got the target of 151 runs in 16 overs but they could only score 145 runs and they faced defeat.
Shakib Al Hasan should have played responsibly – Virender Sehwag
Shakib Al Hasan couldn’t hit very well in this game. He continued after scoring 13 runs on 12 balls. According to Virender Sehwag, Shakib should have played a captaincy round then. In a conversation on Cricbuzz, he said:
The captain should have played responsibly. Prior to that, Shanto was out and then Shakib Al Hasan was also out in the same over. There he made a mistake. The team’s three wickets fell very quickly. One of them should have been a partnership. Not that you need a 50-race partnership in the T20s. Even a 20-run-in-10-ball partnership can be a game-changer. I think the captain himself made a mistake because he also has experience and he should have played to the end taking responsibility like Virat Kohli. He should have taken the team out hard.