Sri Lankan players did not shake hands with the Bangladesh team after the match

The controversy regarding giving time out to Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews in the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is not stopping. The umpire gave time-out to Angelo Mathews for not coming to the field early. Since then anger is visible on the faces of Sri Lankan players. The controversy has escalated so much that Sri Lankan players have refused to even shake hands with Bangladesh players after the game.

The Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh World Cup 2023 match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi will go down as one of the most controversial matches not only in this tournament but in the entire history of the World Cup. The match was heated right from the start, be it the war of words between Sri Lanka captain Kusal Mendis and Bangladesh fast bowler Tanzim Hasan Shakib or the stare-down match between Charith Asalanka and the Bangladesh bowlers. The controversy escalated when all-rounder Angelo Mathews was given time out in the 25th over. He became the first cricketer in the history of international cricket to be given a time-out.

Bangladesh did not respect cricket. There has been no end to the controversy since then. Be it social media, cricket legends or anyone else, everyone is giving their comments on Angelo Mathews’ dismissal, whether the decision was right or wrong. Bangladesh won this match, but Sri Lanka is deeply saddened by this. Sri Lankan players are angry with the decision to give time out to Angelo Mathews. After the match, when Angelo Mathews was asked why his players did not shake hands with the Bangladesh players. Mathews said, “Bangladesh did not respect cricket.