Team India star batsman Rohit Sharma on Saturday admitted that Bangladesh is the only place in the world where the Indian side does not get any support, despite having a huge cricket fanbase.
Rohit was doing a Facebook live chat with his Bangladesh counterpart Tamim Iqbal and it was then that the former complimented Bangladesh team for becoming a major force in cricket over the years.
“India and Bangladesh have passionate cricket fans, when we make mistakes, we are criticised from all corners. I know it is similar in Bangladesh, I know how passionate fans can get in Bangladesh when we come to the ground to play the match, it is unbelievable. India is not used to playing without any sort of crowd support, Bangladesh is the only place where we do not get any support,” Rohit told Tamim.
With so much happening and written about the rivalry between India and Bangladesh in recent times, Rohit and Tamim spoke about their team’s respective fan-base.
“We get support wherever we go, Bangladesh is the only place where we do not get any support, I know Bangladesh fans really get behind you, this is a totally different Bangladesh side now, you have a sense of eagerness in your team now, everybody says that we have seen with your performances during the 2019 World Cup as well,” the Mumbaikar added.
Rohit enjoys a stellar run against Bangladesh in the ICC tournaments.
The right-handed Indian opener managed to score centuries against Bangladesh in the 2015 World Cup, Champions Trophy 2017, and the 2019 World Cup. These knocks by Rohit enabled India to ease past Bangladesh in the knock-out games.
India and Bangladesh have managed to form an intense rivalry in cricket over the last few years and the fans have been subjected to some exciting moments.
Even the U-19 World Cup final between India and Bangladesh earlier this year was an intense affair as members of both sides clashed in an on-field scuffle after the match.
Bangladesh went on to beat India in the summit clash and clinched the U-19 World Cup for the first time.