Potchefstroom: India captain Priyam Garg has referred to as the aggressive celebration of Bangladesh gamers as “dirty” following their maiden title triumph on the Beneath-19 World Cup right here.
A few of the Bangladeshi gamers acquired carried away with their celebration after their historic win over India within the last right here on Sunday.
Whereas their captain Akbar Ali apologised for the “unfortunate incident”, his Indian counterpart Garg felt it’s one thing that ought to not have occurred.
“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 was quoted as saying by Cricinfo.
Even when the match on, Bangladesh gamers had been overtly aggressive whereas fielding with their lead pacer Shoriful Islam sledging the Indian batsmen after each supply.
In actual fact, as Bangladesh approached the profitable runs, Shoriful was seen swearing a number of instances on digicam.
Nevertheless, his skipper Ali confirmed maturity past his age to apologise on behalf of the gamers.
“What occurred, it mustn’t [have] occurred. I don’t know what precisely occurred. I didn’t ask what was occurring. However, you recognize, within the last, emotion can come out, and typically the boys had been getting pumped, and feelings had been coming by.
“As a teen, it shouldn’t occur. In any place, in any method, we’ve got to point out respect to the opponent, we must always have respect for the sport. Cricket is understood for being a gentleman’s recreation. So I’ll say, I’ll be sorry for my staff,” stated Ali, who scored an unbeaten 43 in a high-pressure scenario.
Over the previous two years, each groups had been concerned in shut video games with India getting the higher of them on two vital events — the Asia Cup last and tri-series last final yr.
“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 a revenge. I won’t say it should have happened, but I will be sorry for my side,” stated Ali.
A supply near the Indian staff administration informed PTI that the feelings ran excessive throughout and after the sport however “none of the Indian players was at fault”.