‘Shameful end’: Intolerant India and Bangladesh players involved in an ugly fight after U19 World Cup final
Yet another exhibition of the BJP / RSS ruled Modi’s Intolerant India was at display at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup final in Potchefstroom after Bangladesh defeated India. After a tense and note-worthy final, Bangladesh deservedly started celebrating and that’s when the trouble started.
India is no stranger to being a sore loser. Historically, whenever the Men in Blue are seen losing or have lost a close encounter, their crowds either do deaf-silent or start throwing bottled on the pitch in anger. Having said that, this was probably the first time when the crowds of both teams were seen baffled as the players went toe-to-toe with each other and created a massive ruckus in the middle of the ground.
A tensed India U19 vs Bangladesh U19 ICC U19 World Cup final turned ugly after players from both sides got physical as soon as Bangladesh hit the winning runs to claim their maiden ICC tournament (across age group). It was unclear as to what triggered the altercation between the cricketers but apparently, it took place when the Bangladesh players and support staff came running onto the field as soon as left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan hit the winning runs off India U19 medium-pacer Sushant Mishra, such is their right.
U19 Cricket World Cup Final Turns Ugly
One India player rushed to confront and pushed a Bangladeshi player who was celebrating Bangladesh’s deserved victory. Soon more players got involved and the pushing shoving continued for about 40-50 seconds even as the on-field umpires and support staff from both the sides tried to separate the cricketers.
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) February 9, 2020
What happened after the historic final of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is shameful.
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) February 9, 2020
At one stage, India were 156-3 and a huge total looked like a possibility. However, once Yashasvi Jaiswal fell for 88, the rest of the team folded for just another 21 runs on the board. Bangladesh seemed to be cruising to a win with a 50-run opening partnership.
Brilliant bowling from Ravi Bishnoi reduced Bangladesh to 102-6 before their captain Akbar Ali played a composed knock of 43 to seal the historic victory.