Prime Minister congratulates Tigers, hopes to continue winning spree
Following Bangladesh’s brilliant 9-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second and final T20I on Wednesday (March 11) to complete an all-format whitewash, they have received the heartiest congratulation from the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh won the one-off Test against Zimbabwe and then clean swept them in both the three-match ODI and two-match T20I series, thanks to some brilliant performance from Liton Das, scoring three fifties and two centuries in the series.
The series also saw Mushfiqur Rahim’s third double century in Test cricket during the one-off Test, while Tamim Iqbal roared back to form with two tons in the ODI series.
The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is known to be a cricket lover herself, greeted all the players, coach and officials of Bangladesh team in a felicitation message. Besides she also did not forget to extend her wishes towards the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials concerned for the team’s incredible performance across formats.
“The whole nation is proud of seeing the team spirit of our players and their tremendous performance in the three cricket series against Zimbabwe,” said Sheikh Hasina.
The Prime Minister then further added that this success is the outcome of “proper patronization and support to the game by the present government.”
Sheikh Hasina expressed her optimism that the winning spree of the Tigers would continue in the future as well.
Bangladesh have a busy summer ahead of them, as they will tour Pakistan for the third and final phase in April, which will be followed by their tour of UK to play against Ireland in three ODIs and four T20Is. And once they come back home, they will play two Tests against Australia in June.