Bangladesh U19 team created history on Sunday after winning their first-ever U19 World Cup. They beat defending champions India in the final of the tournament to stun the spectators. However, all their efforts on the field went in vain as their actions off it were disgraceful and pathetic. Just like they have been in international cricket over the years, their junior side behaved in the same manner throughout the game, pretty disrespectful and mannerless.
There is a reason Cricket is called ‘The Gentleman’s Game’. But, the Bangla Tigers just don’t seem to learn the lesson. Things got worse when the game finished off as they uttered slangs towards the Indian players and fans. This caused a spat among the players after the game and now the International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved to open an enquiry on the incident.
This isn’t the first occasion when the Bengal tigers got carried away on the pitch. Even the senior national side has had its share of controversy. They have faced widespread criticism for losing their cool. The behaviour of the senior cricketers seems to have negatively inspired the juniors as well.
Here we look at 5 Instances when Bangladesh Players Crossed Their Line:
1. ICC U19 World Cup Final 2020:
As soon as the game ended, the Bengali young lads young guns ran across the field and celebrated like hooligans. They approached the Indian players and were seen swearing at them and the Indian fans. They provoked the Indian players unnecessarily and seem to have insulted them. ICC has approved to open an investigation in the matter. Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali was sensible enough to apologize after the game.