For several years, Indian cricket has received a massive following and adulations from its neighbours, Bangladesh. Many players have also represented top-notch franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Bangladesh’s talismanic all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan had been an integral part of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) before making a move to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Also, Mustafizur Rahman turned out to be a revelation in the IPL, donning the colors of SRH. He was later bagged by IPL giants Mumbai Indians (MI).
Other stars from Bangladesh who participated in the cash-rich league were Mohammad Ashraful, Abdur Razzak, Mehedi Hasan and Tamim Iqbal.
The Bangladesh women’s cricket team has had their own journey in international cricket. Speedster Jahanara Alam has been equally responsible for the Tigresses’ rise at the highest level.
Now, Alam has revealed her favourite out of the eight teams which participate in the lucrative tournament annually.
“KKR is my favourite IPL team. When Shakib Al Hasan bhai played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, I supported SRH as well. This time, there’s no Bangladesh cricketer in the IPL. I will support KKR itself. I can’t explain why I love KKR so much, but ever since the IPL started, I supported them,” Jahanara told Anandabazar.
Then, the pacer expressed her desire to play at the iconic Eden Garden, in Kolkata. Alam has picked 88 wickets in 108 international matches. She was also part of the IPL Women’s T20 Challenge last year.
“I haven’t had the privilege of playing at the Eden Gardens. Hopefully, one day I can play there and at the Lord’s. Most legends of the game have played at the venues and even I want to play there,” she added.
During the interview, the gorgeous cricketer also claimed about receiving movie offers. However, Alam ended up declining the offers for her love for cricket.
“I also had acting offers for two movies, but I declined them. I don’t wish to focus on anything else otherwise, I might get diverted and that is something I can’t let happen,” Alam concluded.