Potchefstroom (South Africa) | Jagran Sports Desk: Bangladesh on Sunday clinched their maiden Under 19 World Cup title after they defeated defending champions India by three-wickets at Potchefstroom in South Africa. The Bengal Tigers were brilliant in the bowling department as they restricted India to a mere 177. They achieved the target with three wickets in hand and won their maiden U-19 World Cup.


However, their good work was undone by their unruly celebrations after winning the World Cup. They were overtly aggressive while fielding with their lead pacer Shoriful Islam sledging the Indian batsmen after every delivery.


After the match, Indian skipper Priyam Garg slammed the Bangladeshi players for their aggressive behaviour, terming their reaction ‘bad’. “We were easy. Winning and losing is a part and parcel of the game. But the reaction from the other side was bad. That should not have happened,” Priyam Garg said in the post-match press conference.


India coach Paras Mhambrey said that the Bangladeshi players got ‘emotional’ after winning the trophy, saying that they need to be careful in the future. “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,” he said.


As soon as the match ended, the situation became tensed on the ground after Bangladeshi displayed aggressive body language. In fact, an Indian player was also seen confronting a Bangladeshi player who allegedly said uncharitable things.


After the incident, Bangladesh skipper Akbar Ali termed the incident ‘unfortunate’, saying “some of our bowlers were emotional and were pumped up. What happened after the game was unfortunate. I would like to congratulate India”.


“It's a dream come true. It's all about the hard work we have done over the last two years. The coaching staff...I just cannot thank them enough for how much support they have given us on and off the field. We've had a very good experience, and this is just the beginning for us. Hopefully, this will be the stepping stone for us,” he added.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma