Bangladesh defeated India within the U19 World Cup final to clinch their maiden ICC trophy, however the large victory was marred by a number of aggressive exchanges after the match between gamers from each the groups. Two Indians — Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi — and three Bangladeshi gamers — Md Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan — were discovered responsible of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct after a number of gamers from each the edges almost got here to blows after Bangladesh beat India by three wickets to win their maiden U-19 World Cup title.
Bangladesh U19 star bowler Shoriful Islam opened up on the submit-match reactions and stated the behaviour displayed by the gamers was due to the rising rivalry between the 2 groups.
“Actually, we lost two close matches against them in the past. One was the Asia Cup semifinal [in 2018] and the other was a [Asia Cup] final [in 2019]. I can’t describe what those defeats felt like. Before taking the field for the final, all I could think about was what they did after winning and how we felt after losing. So, we didn’t want things to turn out as they did before. We wanted to do our best and fight with all our strength till the last ball,” he was quoted saying by Daily Star.
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He added: “Firstly, we felt really bad. We lost at our home to them, in Dhaka, by one run (Asia Cup final 2019). They celebrated wildly in front of us back then and we couldn’t say anything. We were waiting for the day we would meet them in a final again.”
When questioned if he had ‘revenge’ on his thoughts, Islam stated: “Yeah (laughs). We got the chance. What I wanted was to give it our all. Then they would know what it is like when someone celebrates in front of you like that after you’ve lost.”
Some of the Bangaladeshi gamers obtained carried away with their celebration after their historic win over India within the final. While their captain Akbar Ali apologised for the “unfortunate incident”, his Indian counterpart Priyam Garg felt the episode shouldn’t have occurred.
(With PTI inputs)