Bangladesh became the ICC U-19 World Cup champions after they defeated India by three wickets in the finals via the DLS method at Potchefstroom on Sunday. However, after the match, both the teams engaged in an exchange of words and even some pushing.
Indian captain Priyam Garg reacted after the shocking incident and termed the opponent’s reaction as ‘dirty’.
“We were easy. We think its 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,” said Garg as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
The winning team’s skipper Akbar Ali, on the other hand, apologized for the episode and said that it shouldn’t 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 Ali.
“As a youngster, it shouldn’t happen. In any position, in any manner, we have to show the respect to the opponent, we should have respect for the game. Cricket is known for being a gentleman’s game. So, I’ll say, I’ll be sorry for my team,” the wicket-keeper added.