'If he comes here...' - Angelo Mathews' brother Trevin Mathews sends out warning to Shakib Al Hasan

Angelo Mathews' brother Trevin Mathews, has issued a stern warning to Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan in the aftermath of the ‘Timed Out’ saga.

Sarah Andrew
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Angelo Mathews, Shakib Al Hasan (Source: Twitter)

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews found himself at the centre of a cricketing storm during the World Cup fixture against Bangladesh. His brother, Trevin Mathews, has now issued a stern warning to Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan in the aftermath of the ‘Timed Out’ saga.

Angelo Mathews was the unfortunate victim of a ‘Timed Out’ dismissal, becoming the first player in international cricket to face this fate. Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladeshi captain, refused to withdraw the appeal against Mathews, leading to the controversial decision.

Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign took a hit as they lost to Bangladesh by four wickets at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The umpires clarified that Mathews’ broken helmet strap did not factor into the decision, as he was already late to the crease.

Trevin Mathews’ Strong Words:

Angelo Mathews’ brother, Trevin, minced no words. He firmly stated that Shakib Al Hasan is not welcome in Sri Lanka in any capacity whatsoever. According to Trevin, the Bangladeshi captain lacked sportsmanship and humanity in the gentleman’s game. He warned that if Shakib dares to play any international or LPL matches in Sri Lanka, stones will be thrown at him or he’ll face the annoyance of fans.

Shakib stood by his decision to uphold the appeal, even after Mathews’ pleas for reconsideration. During the post-match presentation, Shakib clarified that he had confirmed with the umpires whether the appeal was within the laws of the game before issuing it.

Bangladesh is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in 2025 for two Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is. Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2023 ODI World Cup due to a finger fracture. Anamul Haque has replaced him in the squad, and Najmul Hossain Shanto will lead the team in Bangladesh’s final contest against Australia.

In this intense cricketing drama, emotions run high, and rivalries deepen. The ‘Timed Out’ controversy will undoubtedly leave a lasting mark on the cricketing world.

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