Bangladesh registered their first-ever win in any major ICC tournament when they won their maiden U-19 World Cup title on Sunday by three wickets through the DLS method against defending champions India. The Bangladesh bowlers were aggressive and got in the faces of the Indian batsmen from the very start after they had elected to bowl, having won the toss. Both Shoriful Islam and Tanzim Hasan Sakib bowled extremely well with the new ball but after the match, they were seen throwing some verbal volleys at the Indians.
And after Rakibul Hasan hit the winning runs for Bangladesh, the players were high on emotions as they aggressively charged onto the field, again giving some serious heat to the dejected Indian players. It led to some ugly scenes after the final as the Indian players confronted their Bangladesh counterparts with the umpires having to step in to separate a few players.
According to a report in PTI, as soon as the match ended, it became tense with Bangladeshi players rushing to the ground and even one India player rushed to confront and pushed a Bangladeshi player who had allegedly said some curse words and it was coach Paras Mhambrey seen calming his team.
Here are some of the videos of the incident from various angles after the U-19 World Cup final:
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Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali came out and on his team’s behalf and admitted that emotions got the better of some of his teammates.
Akbar said, “I don’t know exactly (about the incident) but what happened should not have. In the final, emotions can come out and sometimes the boys were getting pumped. As a youngster, it should not be happening. In any manner, we have to show respect to our opponents and we should have respect for the game because cricket is known as the gentleman’s game. I will not say that it should be happening but I’m sorry from my side.”
A dejected India captain Priyam Garg said that his team was fine despite losing the final but the reaction that came from the Bangladesh players was uncalled for. Coach Mhambrey said, “Sometimes these things happen. Players can get emotional because there is so much at stake. Whatever happened wasn’t good. I think it’s not good for cricket as well. I think in the future you got to be careful with these things.”