Many countries didn’t want Bangladesh as U19 champion: Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh is now current champion of Under-19 World Cup. The Bangladesh tigers created history by beating the mighty India in the final. Bangladesh never been a world champion before, this led them to prove themselves as major power in modern cricket.
Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal thinks that this is the greatest victory ever in Bangladesh history. But the journey was not that smooth he thinks. The left handed opener exposed that many countries didn’t want Bangladesh as a champion.
During a live session with selector Habibul Bashar Sumon, former Test captain Naimur Rahman Durjoy and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) manager Khaled Mahmud Sujon, Tamim shared many memories and issue’s as he was hosting the live.
At one point, Tamim was talking about the recent achievements of Bangladesh tigers in U19 World Cup. Before asking the journey to Khaled Mahmud Sujon, Tamim said,
“Although we have an ICC cup at 1997 but to me the best achievement so far is the World Cup won by the boys. They did extremely well from the beginning and become an unbeaten champion. I have heard that many countries didn’t want Bangladesh as a champion against India. They were envying on Bangladesh from the very beginning as they were destructing the major teams. But they finally managed to do it. It has been a great achievement for our cricket.”
Praising Khaled Mahmud, Tamim says, “I know that how BCB worked hard with them to win the World Cup. You were in the frontline of all this as far as I know. I have heard how you kept the players away from media and a routine bound practice session. It was very important to win the match because we were Losing against India repeatedly. Overall the journey Was very good.”
After that Tamim asked Sujon to share the long journey he had with the boys and Sujon shared the experience.