Bangladeshi players remove trash: The World Cup winners were seen cleaning the ground during their victory lap last night.
Despite winning their maiden World Cup across formats, Bangladeshi U-19 players came under the scanner due to their on-field brawl with Indian players.
A match which witnessed tempers boiling from the word go ended up on a similar and unfortunate note as players were involved in a heated altercation just as the Bangladeshi players rushed into the ground after winning the match.
Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali, who hit the winning runs to seal a historic chase, admitted that whatever happened between the players of the two teams shouldn’t have happened and even ended up apologizing for his team.
“What happened, it should not [have] happened. I don’t know what exactly happened. I didn’t ask what was going on. But, you know, in the final, emotion can come out, and sometimes the boys were getting pumped, and emotions were coming through. As a youngster, it shouldn’t happen.
“In any position, in any manner, we have to show the respect to the opponent, we should have respect for the game. Cricket is known for being a gentleman’s game. So I’ll say, I’ll be sorry for my team,” Ali was quoted as saying after the match.
After being criticized for their actions, Bangladeshi players were applauded for removing trash from the ground during their victory lap with the World Cup. A video posted on the official handle of the Cricket World Cup sees the champion side removing plastic bottles and other garbage from the ground.
Bangladeshi players remove trash
TRUE CHAMPIONS 👏
Bangladesh players, during their victory lap, pick up and move aside the litter thrown onto the field!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 10, 2020
How Twitterati reacted on the match:
— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) February 9, 2020
Alhamdulillah .Ma shaa Allah tigers ….Feeling so proud🤲🤲🤲big congratulations to our captain Akbar and his team 👍👍👍💐💐💐 pic.twitter.com/DJoFaYwazD
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) February 9, 2020
— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) February 9, 2020
This has been a U19CWC final to savor. Well played to both teams for putting on a spectacle. Some of the bowling today was so intense and mature. Congrats to @BCBtigers on their first World Cup. Well deserved👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) February 9, 2020
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