Sikkim News Update

Cricket player Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh slaps a fan in a viral video

<p>Shortly after learning that he had been elected to the Bangladeshi parliament, Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of the men’s national cricket team, caused quite a stir by slapping a supporter. Surrounded by a throng of fans, Shakib—who is also prone to losing his composure on the field—was spotted slapping a supporter hard. Some social media users have speculated that the confrontation may have happened a week or two prior to the election results being announced, even though it is unknown precisely when and where the event occurred.</p>
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<p>Shakib is said to have smacked the fan in the video following an altercation at a voting place. The Bangladeshi celebrity was encircled by supporters as he arrived to cast his ballot, and as one of them attempted to grab him from behind, things got out of hand. Shakib then chose to deal with the situation by slapping the supporter.</p>
<p>According to Abu Naser Beg, the chief administrator of the district, Shakib defeated his opponent in the election by a margin of more than 150,000 votes in his constituency in the western town of Magura. He declared, “It was a landslide victory.” The cricket player, who is running for prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party, has not yet responded. Hasina is a front-runner for a fifth term in office due to the boycott of the election by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).</p>
<p>Speaking to AFP prior to the election, Shakib acknowledged he was not up against any significant challenges, but he was nonetheless nervous about the race.</p>
<p>“The competition and challenges are always there, be it a small team or big team,” he stated.</p>
<p>Shakib had to temporarily step away from cricket due to his campaign.</p>
<p>The idea that he wouldn’t be able to manage his responsibilities as a cricket captain and a politician has incensed him.</p>
<p>“Did I retire?” he enquired while running for office. “If I haven’t retired, then where does this question come from?”</p>
<p>The International Cricket Council has only ever ranked Shakib as the top all-rounder in all three forms at the same time.</p>