Celebrated Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian national team, expressed his shock on the ban decision imposed on Bangladeshi cricket captain and all-rounder Shakib al Hasan via a tweet from his official Twitter account where he wrote: "Unbelievable! Isn't it too harsh on Shakib? Was he involved in fixing? I think his only fault was not to inform the ICC and Anti-corruption unit about the match-fixing proposal. For that two years ban is a bit harsh. I hope ICC reconsider this decision. @Sah75official"
Most of Rahul's followers who commented on the tweet agreed with his statement, also expressing their views on the ban decision.
Bangladeshi cricket captain and all-rounder Shakib AL Hasan was handed a two-year suspension by the International Cricket Council for failing to report three suspicious approaches, including one at Indian Premier League, by an Indian bookie.
The one-year ban that he has to serve will keep him out of 2020's World T20 in Australia.
The other one year of the ban is a suspended sentence that will come into effect if Shakib fails to comply with the anti-corruption code of the ICC.