Akbar Ali Extends Apology to India U19 for Bangladesh’s Poor Behaviour Post World Cup Triumph
The Bangladesh U19 skipper Akbar Ali has extended an apology over the ‘underwhelming’ attitude displayed by his team in the final of the World Cup. It was a history-creating moment for the new champions after they defeated the four-time World Cup champions.
From the very beginning of the game, Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam constantly exchanged words at the two opening batsmen of the India team. While the leg-spinner Tanzim Sakib Hasan was seen heading to exchange words with Divyansh Saxena after the latter had hurled the ball towards the bowler.
However, cricket is a game where aggression is often witnessed as the match proceeds. But the incident that followed has crossed the limits of the gentleman’s game.
After Bangladesh’s batsman, Rakibul Hasan hit the winning runs while facing Sushant Mishra. Soon after that, the remaining players with the staff members rushed onto the field to celebrate the victory.
However, the ugly scenes had further witnessed Twitter expressing disapproval after witnessing players shoving each other.
Akbar Ali apologizes for the ‘unfortunate incident’ after the victorious World Cup:
Nevertheless, it was rather an unnecessary and disappointing incident even for the two skippers of the team.
While Priyam Garg the India U-19 captain called it the “dirty reaction”, the Bangladesh skipper Akbar Ali apologized for the “unfortunate incident”.
“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 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,” said Ali.
Whereas, Ali also referred to the sledging done by the Bangladesh players, saying that the pent up from the previous interactions pumped the players to take revenge. Ali helped his team to put the winning fight as he scored an unbeaten 43 runs in a high-pressure situation.
“I’ll say India-Bangladesh rivalry bring the part, and before the World Cup final, we lost the Asia Cup final to them a couple of months ago. So I think the boys are really pumped up and take revenge. I won’t say it should have happened, but I will be sorry for my side,” Ali added.
Over the past two years, both teams were involved in close games with India getting the better of them on two important occasions — the Asia Cup final and tri-series final last year.
In the meanwhile, according to the reports, none of the Indian youngsters were found guilty in the incident.
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