Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews on Monday known as Bangladesh’s choice to dismiss him by way of ‘day out’ as “disgraceful” and stated it had left him in “full shock”. Mathews turned the primary batter to be timed out in worldwide cricket as Bangladesh formally knocked Sri Lanka out of the World Cup with a three-wicket win in a dramatic match which was held amid extreme air air pollution right here on Monday.
“I have not finished something improper. I had two minutes to prepare which I did however there was an tools malfunction and I do not know the place commonsense (had) gone. It was disgraceful from Shakib and Bangladesh,” Mathews stated throughout the post-match press convention.
“In the event that they need to play cricket like that, stoop to that stage, it’s one thing improper drastically. If I acquired late, previous my two minutes and the regulation says I’ve to prepare in two minutes, I nonetheless had 5 extra seconds to go.
“It was simply pure commonsense, I’m not saying (doing) ‘Mankading’ or obstructing the sphere right here, It’s completely disgraceful.” Mathews’ dismissal added one other chapter to the bitter rivalry between the 2 groups when he was timed out, the primary occasion in worldwide cricket throughout codecs.
Mathews had walked in after Sadeera Samarawickrama holed out on the second ball of the twenty fifth over off Shakib’s bowling however he did not get able to face the ball inside two minutes after realising that the strap of his helmet was damaged.
The delay prompted Bangladesh to attraction and the umpires upheld it regardless of Mathews’ repeated pleas.
The 2 groups did not shake palms after the match.
“You need to respect individuals who respect us. We’re all ambassadors of this lovely sport. If you happen to do not respect and use your commonsense then what extra you may ask for,” he stated on why Sri Lankan gamers didn’t shake palms with their opponents after the match.
“Till as we speak I had utmost respect for him (Shakib) and Bangladesh staff, clearly all of us play to win and whether it is inside guidelines it’s advantageous. However inside two minutes I used to be there…we have now video proof. We are going to convey out an announcement later. I’m speaking with proof from the time the catch was taken after which I acquired to the crease,” Mathews stated.
“We speak about participant security. So, ought to I’ve performed with out my helmet on? So the umpires had a much bigger job, they might have checked upstairs. Even wicketkeepers do not open their helmet. It’s commonsense. It was full tools malfunction.
“In my 15 years, I’ve by no means seen a staff taking place to this stage. Clearly umpires may have checked upstairs (with the TV umpire). I am not saying that if I’d have been there I’d have received the match.
“We have to have commonsense, it was clearly a malfunction. I did not pull it (strap) and break it. I used to be in full shock. Sadly, it occurs with Bangladesh. I do not suppose another staff would do this.
“Shakib had the choice, they knew it was not time losing. He had the selection (to not method the umpires) however he determined to go the opposite method.”
When Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan was requested if he had any regrets about his choice to attraction, he stated, “No, in no way. I imply, certainly one of our fielders got here to me and stated in case you go by the regulation, he is out as a result of he had not taken guard inside the time frame.
“So then I appealed to the umpire. We performed Beneath-19 World Cup collectively, so I do know Angelo for a very long time since 2006. Yeah, I am higher inside the guidelines.” Requested if it was in opposition to the spirit of cricket, Shakib retorted again, “Properly, then ICC ought to change the foundations.” Requested what Mathews informed him when the incident occurred, Shakib stated, “He got here and requested me whether or not I’ll withdraw my attraction or not. I stated, ‘, I perceive your state of affairs’. It was unlucky, however I do not need to.”
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