Shakib AL Hasan says Spinner bowling a no-ball is a crime
Shakib AL Hasan says Spinner bowling a no-ball is a crime: Sri Lanka knocked out Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2022 last night. In the thrilling match between the two, Sri Lanka clinched victory. Shakib Al Hasan after the loss with 2 wickets talked about their errors. Among all their errors he said Mahedi Hasan’s no ball is a crime
The first no-ball conceded by Mahedi allowed Kusal Mendis to score more than 7th over. He was reproved on 4 different occasions during the match. This led to the foundation for Sri Lanka in an 184 run chase. Kusal scored 60 off 37 balls that helped Sri Lanka.
Mahdi Hasan again bowled a no-ball at a crucial time. When Sri Lanka needed 3 runs off 4 balls, he delivered a no-ball. In a comical turn of events, Mahesh Theekshana and Asitha Fernando ran two runs when the buzzer was heard. When the replay was shown on screen, Bangladesh Knew their fate was sealed. This was a disappointing moment for Bangladesh which was reflected in Skipper’s post-match interview.
Shakib Al Hasan in Post match interview
He said ” No captain wants their team to give no balls. It’s a big crime if a spinner bowls a no-ball. We were not disciplined, we bowled a lot of wides and no balls. Today we did not know what to do when we were under pressure. We knew Kusal played really well. So if we could get him early it would have set up a platform for our spinners.”
“But at the time he was there it was hard for spinners to the ball. He was dropped on two occasions and then he was out and it was a no-ball spinner bowling and no-ball was a big no. Our spinners usually don’t bowl any no-balls. But today it was proved that we break under pressure we are losing and such crunch moments. If we would have won 50% of these close matches our record would have been better in this format.”