Shakib Al Hasan, the skipper for Bangladesh in both Test and T20I cricket, has a reputation for his on-field and off-field antics. During a promotional event following Bangladesh’s T20I win against England on March 09, the veteran cricketer lost his cool and physically assaulted a fan.
Shakib was participating in some commercial activities when several fans surrounded him, hoping to hear his thoughts on Bangladesh’s impressive performance against England. Despite high security, one fan reportedly attempted to snatch Shakib’s cap as he was getting into his car, which provoked the 35-year-old into attacking the fan with his cap. The incident was caught on camera and quickly spread on social media.
This is not the first time that Shakib has found himself in such situations. In the previous edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), he was seen engaging in a war of words with umpires on several occasions.
Similarly, during the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) in 2021, Shakib became angry with an umpire and kicked and smashed the stumps in frustration. Furthermore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Shakib in 2019 for failing to report corrupt approaches made to him.
Despite his off-field issues, Shakib led Bangladesh to a six-wicket victory over England in the opening T20I match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. With this win, he equaled Mahmudullah’s record of most wins by a Bangladesh captain in T20Is. The second T20I match is set to take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday, March 12.