Former Australia Women's captain Lisa Sthalekar slammed star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for his aggressive antics in a Dhaka Premier League (DPL) 2021 match.
Shakib Al Hasan, while playing in a Dhaka Premier League game on Friday (12th June) was caught on camera furiously kicking the stumps and arguing with the on-field umpire a couple of times during the match between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Abahani Limited.
Mohammedan skipper Shakib Al Hasan was first furious at the umpire's decision after he turned down an LBW appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim. The all-rounder then kicked the stumps with fury and aggressively argued with the official.
After a few overs, Mohammedan skipper was again angered after the umpire decided to take the players off the field with one ball remaining in the sixth over as the rain came down. He walked towards the umpire from his position on the field and uprooted the stumps to express his displeasure.
Even though Shakib Al Hasan apologised for what he did, he was criticised by many fans and pundits including former Australian women's cricket team captain Lisa Sthalekar.
Taking to her official Twitter account, Lisa Sthalekar lashed out at premier Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for losing his cool and kicking the stumps, saying he was setting a "terrible example" for younger players.
"I hope young cricketers especially in Bangladesh don’t follow this terrible example! First a ban from all cricket (2 years, with one year suspended), now this poor behaviour. Do we really need players like this in our game? Love to know your thoughts," Lisa Sthaleka Tweeted.