BAN vs IND | Twitter reacts as Shakib al Hasan's experience comes to fore with pin-point accuracy in DRS call
Shakib Al Hasan is captaining the team against India in the Test series|
Shakib Al Hasan is one of the most experienced cricketers around the globe and his understanding of the game always turns out to be beneficial for Bangladesh. Shakib displayed it once again as he saved the team from the embarrassment of losing a review for LBW with pin-pint accuracy in judgment.
In response to Bangladesh's total of 227, India lost three wickets for 72 runs during the first session of the second day of the second Test. Taijul Islam has been bowling brilliantly for the hosts dismissing the top three of the batting unit. His bowling was superb throughout the session but Shakib Al Hasan’s game intelligence which saved Bangladesh from the embarrassment of losing a DRS on an LBW appeal was the most discussed point.
Mehidy Hasan Miraj was bowling the 24th over of the innings and he bowled a delivery slightly outside off. Cheteshwar Puajra who was on the strike, advanced down the track but was beaten by the sharp turn and got trapped on the pads. There was a loud appeal from the team for LBW but the umpire turned it down. They were pondering upon the decision of taking a review but captain Shakib Al Hasan decided not to go for DRS displaying his brilliant skills as a captain.
The Bangladesh skipper also explained to one of his teammates in the interval between the overs how the ball would have missed the leg stump. The replays proved Shakib to be absolutely correct as the ball was missing the stumps. Social media users were impressed with Shakib’s understanding of the pitch and praised him on Twitter.
December 23, 2022
Experience come handy
December 23, 2022
Out of equation
Lovely to see these forward lunges by Pujara & Kohli. Taking lbw out of the equation #BANvsIND— ParteekNotPrateek (@randomcricfacts) December 23, 2022
Looking for opportunities
Pujara has a strike rate of just under 50, as he is looking for scoring opportunities on the back foot too. But in the drs era, the lbw is a big factor. So one has to be a bit careful about when to play back.— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) December 23, 2022
Read the pitch
Is India made a mistake to choose 3 pacers and bench kuldeep yadav? Or Kl Rahul and Shakib Al Hasan have miss read the pitch#AskTheExpert @SonySportsNetwk #INDvBAN— Harsh Patodia (@harsh_patodia_) December 23, 2022
Is attack is the best defence or blocking everything is best ?? What we are seeing here is batsman intent is not attacking?#AskTheExpert #BANvsIND @SonySportsNetwk— Gaurav Sharma (@imgrvsharma) December 23, 2022
Virat kohli or cheteshwar pujara— shreyansh singh (@shreyansh97244) December 23, 2022
Which batsman is more important for india in tests??@SonySportsNetwk #AskTheExpert #BANvsIND
Good or bad
What is the importance of form in other formats ?— Ranjay choubey (@ranjaychoubey) December 23, 2022
Does white ball form impacts red ball form whether it is good or bad.
What say experts. @SonySportsNetwk #AskTheExpert #BANvsIND
Need of 100+
India need lead of 100+...to wrap this match today.#BANvsIND— shivaputrudu (@shivaputruduu) December 23, 2022
#QuickByte: In Tests since 2019, Pujara has advanced down the track 36.3% of the deliveries against spinners, his most.— Cricket.com (@weRcricket) December 23, 2022
Whereas, Kohli prefers to play them from the crease. He has played 62.8% of the deliveries on the front foot. #BANvsIND | #TestCricket