Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has apologised after going through demise threats for visiting the Kali Puja in Kolkata.
“Then once more, possibly I should not have visited the place in any respect. And if that’s what you might have in opposition to me, I’m very sorry…I’d attempt to ensure that this by no means occurs once more,” mentioned Shakib Al Hasan whereas apologising to the fundamentalist particular person and his associates, who threatened to kill the Bangladesh all-rounder.
Final Thursday, Shakib went to Kolkata through the Petrapole border to inaugurate a Kali Puja within the Beleghata space of the West Bengal capital. He was seen praying in entrance of the idol. He then returned to Bangladesh on Friday.
On his YouTube channel, the Bangladesh cricketer has now opened up about two controversial points involving him and has apologised for his actions which triggered waves of criticism on social media.
On the matter of the Kali Puja ceremony, he has provided an apology firsthand.
“Within the information right here or on social media, it has been mentioned that I went there to inaugurate the ceremony. I didn’t go there to do it, neither did I do it. You may simply confirm this. As a ‘aware Muslim’ I would not do this both,” mentioned Shakib.
“The incident is clearly very delicate. I need to begin by saying that I consider myself as a ‘proud Muslim’ and that’s what I comply with. Errors may occur…If I did make any mistake, I ask on your forgiveness,” he added.
The 33-year-old went on to say that the ceremony had already begun when he arrived on the place and he spoke concerning the time he spent there.
One other controversy erupted after the cricketer allegedly tossed away and broke the cell phone of a fan whereas on his strategy to India at Benapole’s worldwide immigration checkpoint.
Mohammad Sector, a resident of Benapole, had claimed, “I am a fan of Shakib Al Hasan, I would by no means seen him head to head. After I noticed him that day at Benapole checkpoint, I couldn’t management myself.”
“Is it a criminal offense to ask for a selfie with him? He seized the cellphone and furiously flanged it. Because of this, my cellphone is now damaged and out of order,” Mohammad added.
In his apology video, Shakib has claimed that the result of the incident was unintentional.
“This video goals to clear up two issues to you. The primary is about breaking the cellphone…I had by no means supposed to interrupt the cellphone. I used to be solely attempting to maintain myself at a protected distance (from others) following the well being directives within the Covid-19 occasions,” the left-handed all-rounder defined.
“A curious particular person wished to take a photograph coming so near me. After I tried to push him away, our arms got here into contact and his cellphone fell down. It could have been damaged and I sincerely apologise if that’s the case. However I feel he ought to have been cautious as nicely,” he added.
Mohsin Talukder, a resident of Shahpur Talukder Para in Sylhet, had began a Fb Stay at 12.06 p.m. on Sunday, claiming that Shakib’s behaviour had ‘damage Muslims’. He threatened to chop Shakib to items with a chopper. The younger man even mentioned that that he would stroll from Sylhet to Dhaka to kill Shakib if crucial.
Nonetheless, he later got here to Fb Stay once more and apologised for his actions. Each the movies have been faraway from Fb.
Mohsin’s household claimed he’s drug addicted and his spouse has been arrested after the person absconded from afternoon, confirmed native police of Sylhet Metropolitan Police to IANS on Tuesday morning.
Shakib was handed a two-year ban, with a one-year suspended sentence, by ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit on October 29 final 12 months, for failing to report a number of corrupt approaches. The ban interval ended on October 29 this 12 months after which he has grow to be eligible to play cricket once more.