Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina blames umpires for loss against India

The caricature shows an umpire, PM Hasina and centurion Rohit in the background.

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Bangladesh’s defeat in the quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 against India didn’t go down well with the fans nor the International Cricket Council (ICC) president Mustafa Kamal and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. (READ: India won because of umpires, says Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina)


All of them raised eyebrows over the Rohit Sharma’s no-ball where he was given not out off the bowling of Rubel Hossain. Allegations and accusations flew the day after the match even to the extent that ICC was dubbed as ‘Indian Cricket Council’ by Kamal. Umpire Aleem Dar’s effigy was burnt on the streets of Dhaka. (READ: ICC President Mustafa Kamal calls ICC, ‘Indian Cricket Council’; CEO Dave Richardson condemns his comments)


The loss was hard to digest for the fans and the top officials. This was Bangladesh’s first visit to the knockout stages and gave a tough competition to India, who were too good at the end of the day. Kamal and Hasina doubted the umpires and stated that they were ‘biased’ towards the Indian team because of the power they hold at the top level. (READ: Mustafa, kamal kiya aapne!)


Taking a cue from the whole incident, Amul came up with their scoop on PM Hasina. Amul came up with ‘Hasina kab maan aayegi?’ (Referring to PM Hasina, when will Hasina understand?). The title is similar to the famous Indian movie ‘Haseena Maan Jayegi’, starring Govinda. The caricature shows an umpire, PM Hasina and centurion Rohit in the background. Amul signed off the cartoon stating, ‘Amul, Bangla mein khao!’ (Eat Amul in Bangladesh). (Dhaka erupts in protests against “biased umpiring”)

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