Dream fulfilled but what happened after the game was unfortunate, says Akbar Ali

bangladesh vs india u19 world cupBangladesh registered a convincing win over India in the nail-biting U-19 World Cup. After the win, Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali said it was their dream comes true moment but also regretted the unwanted aggression from his players after they won the U-19 ICC World Cup.

The Bangladesh players were highly aggressive while fielding where their lead pacer Shoriful Islam sledging the Indian batsmen after bowling every delivery. In fact, as Bangladesh approached the winning runs, Shoriful was seen swearing openly on camera as well.

“Some of our bowlers were emotional and were pumped up. What happened after the game was unfortunate. I would like to congratulate India,” captain Akbar Ali handled the incident maturely at the post-match conference.

akbar ali on u19 worldcupAs soon as the match ended, Bangladeshi players rushed to the ground and most of them started showing aggressive body language. Moreover, one India player went to confront as well and pushed a Bangladeshi player who had allegedly said some bad words and it was seen that coach Paras Mhambrey calming his boys.

“It’s a dream come true. It’s all about the hard work we have done over the last two years. The coaching staff…I just cannot thank them enough for how much support they have given us on and off the field. We’ve had a very good experience, and this is just the beginning for us. Hopefully, this will be the stepping stone for us,” said the skipper,

ind-vs-ban-u-19 world cupAkbar Ali who was also adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ for his stable knock of unbeaten 43.

He then thanked all the Bangladeshi supporters also in Bengali.

“Those who have supported us here have been our 12th man here. We really appreciate it,” he added.

India captain Priyam Garg said it was a poor day and they were needed a total of 210-220 to be in the game.

“It’s a bad day, but our boys fought really well. Even with such a low total, we made it difficult for them, and I would like to thank my team for that. The biggest factor was the toss, because the wicket was a bit damp. We had a good start, and we should have got to at least 210-220. That would have been a much better score,” shared Garg.