India and Bangladesh cricketers players clash

Bangladesh clinched their maiden U19 World Cup title after defeating 4-time champion India in a thrilling contest, but the final showdown ended on an unpleasant note as players from the two teams engaged in an altercation after the first-time finalists emerged victorious in Potchefstroom.

“We were easy. We think it’s part and parcel of the game – you win some and you lose some. But their reaction was dirty. I think it shouldn’t have happened. But it’s okay,” Garg as saying.

“Some of our bowlers were emotional and were pumped up. What happened after the game was unfortunate. I would like to congratulate India,” said Bangladesh U19 Akbar Ali after the final.

Here is a clip of that incident:

After the match, Bangladesh skipper Akbar Ali, however, regretted the incident, saying, “we have to show respect to the opponent” in every situation of the game.

“What happened, it should not [have] happened,” Akbar Ali said at the post-match press conference.

“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.

“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,” Akbar said. “I won’t say it should have happened, but I will be sorry for my side.”

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