NEW DELHI: An ugly fight between Indian and Bangladeshi players in the field proved to be quite a dampener post U19 World Cup final that saw Bangladesh win by 3 wickets at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday. India’s team was bowled out for 177. This is Bangladesh's maiden World Cup win.
According to reports, an Indian player reacted after Bangladeshi players used some foul language against them.
The altercation turned into an ugly fight, and the umpires and support staff had to intervene to resolve the situation.
"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," India U19 captain Priyam Garg said, according to ESPN Cricinfo.
It was Shoriful Islam who was seen sledging Indian players quite a bit.
Akbar Ali, captain of Bangladesh said that the incident should not have happened.
“What happened, it should not [have] happened. 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,” said Akbar Ali, captain of Bangladesh.
According to a report, ICC will analyse the incident carefully and strict action will be taken against the violators.
"We don't know what actually happened," Anil Patel, Indian team manager told ESPNcrcinfo. "Everybody was in a shock, absolutely, but we don't know what happened exactly. The ICC officials are going to watch the footage of the last few minutes and they are going to let us know."
Meanwhile, BCCI had shared a picture of team India watching the world cup.
It had tweeted, “Cheers all the way from New Zealand for the #U19. #TeamIndia #U19CWC”