Shoaib Malik Set for Comeback with Fortune Barishal in Upcoming BPL Clash


Cricket fans worldwide are enjoying the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. Bangladesh’s T20 league is creating headlines due to many reasons. The tournament is in an exciting phase. A few times ago, Fortune Barishal’s player Shoaib Malik left the squad for a mysterious reason. That was shocking for every fan. As per reports, he is all set to join the squad soon. 

The Mishap in BPL:

Fortune Barishal’s journey in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) took an unforeseen turn as Shoaib Malik, 41, unexpectedly parted ways with the squad last week. The abrupt departure left fans and cricket enthusiasts bewildered, with the reason behind it shrouded in mystery. Malik, after recording three consecutive low scores, left amid swirling rumors of match-fixing.

 However, he swiftly dismissed these speculations, attributing his exit to a prior media commitment in Dubai. Despite the confusion, Fortune Barishal presses on in the tournament, eager to overcome this unexpected twist and continue their pursuit of success on the cricketing stage.

Clarification and the Scenario of Rejoin:

Ending all speculations, Malik took to social media to clear the air about recent rumors surrounding his playing position with Fortune Barishal. In a straightforward statement, he addressed and dismissed any misconceptions, providing clarity to fans and followers. 

In the social media post, he said, “I would like to address and dismiss the recent rumors circulating about my playing position with Fortune Barishal. I had a thorough discussion with our captain, Tamim Iqbal, and we mutually planned the way forward. I had to leave Bangladesh for a pre-committed media engagement in Dubai.”

In an exciting turn of events, the veteran all-rounder is gearing up for a comeback on February 2, making a triumphant return to the squad just ahead of Fortune Barishal’s pivotal clash with the Khulna Tigers on February 3. Fans can expect a boost in the team’s lineup with Malik’s anticipated return, injecting experience and skill as they strive to ascend the points table. 

The ex-Pakistan captain faced a challenging run in the BPL 2024, tallying only 29 runs across three innings for the Tamim Iqbal-led Fortune Barishal. Notably, he grabbed attention by conceding 18 runs in a single over against the Khulna Tigers, contributing to Barishal’s inability to defend their total of 187 runs. Malik, in a previous match on January 22 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, drew criticism for bowling three no-balls in a single over against the Tigers. 

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