Everyone in our team was desperate for the trophy: Rakibul Hasan

One of the best players in Bangladesh U19 team, spinner Rakibul Hasan says after the win that every player in the team has been determined to pick-up the victory in the final against India and this determination helps them to play their natural game without any pressure.

Everyone in our team was desperate for the trophy- Rakibul Hasan

Bangladesh U19s have beaten India U19s by 3 wickets (D/L method) to take their first ever ICC Under-19 World Cup trophy on Sunday, February 9 at Potchefstroom. They knocked out India completely in the final – who entered the game unbeaten through the competition.

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It’s their first ever World Cup in their cricket history. Bangladesh deserve every bit of the credit as they showed lots of aggression, lots of intensity and lots of passion throughout the whole tournament.

Rakibul said of the feeling of being a champion during the celebration after the match, “It’s a great experience. We have been world champion for the first time.”

“Everyone in our team was desperate for this. Everyone is doing well throughout the tournament. And we have got the outcome. We didn’t have much pressure, just tried to play our natural game. That’s why we succeeded,”

he added.

Except him, Bangladesh assistant coach Richard said, “This is a wonderful moment for us. The boys played great throughout the tournament and they toiled a lot. Today Parvez continued his innings despite pain. This kind of sacrifice increases the self-confidence in the team. This is such a great experience, a great achievement for us. The boys are successful.”


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