Rohit Sharma, Sarfraz Ahmed and Mashrafe Mortaza, the captains of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively were all in high spirit before the start of the Asia Cup. During the captains’ meet before the start of the tournament, the trio shared jokes in Hindi. On the other hand, a poor Angelo Mathews could do nothing but stare at the trio who were laughing their hearts out.
Going by the conversation of the trio, it looked like they were talking about Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman. It all began when Mortaza informed Rohit and Sarfraz that his teammate has been suspended.
A laughing Sarfraz then told Rohit:‘Inke ladke bade faste hai (The Bangladesh players land in trouble a lot).’
Rohit then came up with an advise for his Bangladesh counterpart, saying:‘You should control them’
Sarfraz then went on to ask Mortaza about Rubel Hossain who had landed in hot water after being accused of sexual harassment by Bangladeshi actress Naznin Akhtar. He was later acquitted by the court.
The conversation soon returned back to Sabbir who is facing prospect of lengthy ban due to several disciplinary breaches.
Here is the whole conversation between the three captains:
Meanwhile, Bangladesh have started their Asia Cup campaign in style by dismantling Sri Lanka on Saturday. Batting first, Bangladesh found themselves in deep trouble after losing two wickets for one run in the very first over. Tamim Iqbal retiring hurt in the following over further made things worse for him.
However, a third-wicket stand of 131 between Mushfiqur Rahim (144) and Mohammad Mithun (63) steadied the innings for them. Towards the end, Mushfiqur hit some big shots to take Bangladesh to a challenging 261. Lasith Malinga starred with the ball for the Islanders, picking up 4 for 23.
In reply, Sri Lanka kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually all out for 124.