Dhaka: Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali battled the ache of dropping his elder sister whereas steering his staff to the U-19 World Cup triumph, the tragedy far outweighing the challenges thrown at him by his adversaries on the bottom.
Sunday’s title triumph in Potchefstroom, South Africa was Bangladesh’s first in an ICC event.
On the forefront of the nation’s win within the title conflict in opposition to favourites and defending champions India was its 18-year-old skipper Akbar, whose elder sister Khadija Khatun died whereas giving beginning to twins on January 22, in keeping with a report in main Bangladesh day by day ‘Prothom Alo’.
Akbar was not knowledgeable concerning the tragedy again house however he came upon by means of certainly one of his brothers.
“Akbar was closest to his sister. She loved Akbar a lot,” Akbar’s father was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
“We did not want to inform him at first. He then called after the Pakistan match and questioned his brother why he was not kept in the loop. I did not have the courage to talk to him. I don’t know what to say,” his father added.
In a low-scoring remaining, Bangladesh first bowled out India for 177 in 47.2 overs after which did nicely sufficient to chase down a revised goal of 170 in 42.1 overs beneath the Duckworth-Lewis methodology. They’d three wickets in hand when the profitable runs had been scored.
Having witnessed Bangladesh’s victory in opposition to Zimbabwe in a Group C sport on January 18, Khadija couldn’t see her brother lead the nation to its largest cricketing triumph with a gritty, unbeaten 43.