Bangladesh suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Pakistan in the three-match T20I series at their home conditions. While they had won the series against Australia and New Zealand prior to the T20 World Cup, they were expected to show some fight against the Men in Green. But other than a few passages of play where they made a match out of it, the Bangla Tigers were outplayed by Babar Azam & Co.
After losing the first two matches of the series while the fate of the bilateral arrangement was already decided it was to be seen whether the hosts could salvage some pride and earn a consolation win. They handed a debut to right-arm pacer Shahidul Islam in this match and he even bowled an impressive spell, conceding 35 runs but also managing to take the important wicket of Mohammad Rizwan. "
As soon as Shahidul scalped his maiden international wicket, there were netizens showering praise on the pacer. Even the social media handle of the Bangladesh Cricket Board made a post about the 26-year-old's achievement and it went viral not for the right reasons.
The apex cricket governing body in Bangladesh had allegedly morphed the debutant pacer's head on the body of veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who was not a part of this series. Netizens alleged that the picture was photoshopped and they were quick to point that out. The speculations turned rife when the BCB deleted their post after their blunder.
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Meanwhile, winning captain Babar Azam was happy with the way his team performed in the series.
"The way every individual has performed, credit to the group. There is always scope for improvement. Our fielding has improved a lot. Middle-order has also taken responsibility to win matches. Want to take this confidence into the Tests. Thanks to the fans, we enjoyed these three matches," he said after Pakistan completed a 5-wicket win in the final match that went down to the wire despite the fact that they were chasing 125.
Haider Ali was adjudged the Player of the Match while Mohammad Rizwan was the Player of the Series.