The Sri Lanka National Cricket Team batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama and the Bangladesh National Cricket Team batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto were involved in a verbal spat in the 38th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Monday, November 6.
A controversial dismissal in the match between the Asian rivals has made the clash even more interesting for the fans as all the players on the field are fully charged up.
The dismissal was of veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews, who became the first player in the history of cricket to be declared timed out. The Sri Lankan all-rounder was left fuming after getting out in a controversial manner and he was angry with the Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan.
Notably, after walking onto the pitch, Angelo Mathews asked for a new helmet change as the strap of his helmet broke just as he was tightening it around his chin.
Mathews called for a replacement helmet, which was brought in by Chamika Karunaratne, and that was when Shakib Al Hasan appealed for timed out dismissal. The on-field umpires approached Shakib Al Hasan to ask whether he wanted to withdraw his appeal, but the Bangladesh captain refused twice.
Watch – Sadeera Samarawickrama, Najmul Hossain Shanto Engaged In Verbal Spat
There were a number of incidents in the match when the players were seen exchanging heated words and one of those involved Sadeera Samarawickrama and Najmul Hossain Shanto.
The incident happened after the 4th ball of the 14th over, which was bowled by Maheesh Theekshana. Shanto was at the non-striker’s end when Sadeera approached him while saying something. The duo were seen saying some harsh words to each other before the umpire Richard Illingworth got involved and asked the players to get on with the game.
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After the exchange, Najmul Hossain Shanto kept batting brilliantly and he completed his half-century. His partner Shakib Al Hasan also completed his fifty and the duo pushed Sri Lanka on the backfoot with their 130-plus runs partnership.