When we see India, something triggers in our mind: WC winner Rakibul
The match between Bangladesh and India has now turned into a duel between two ever-rival teams. Not only the national team, but also the age-based team has spread that aggressive attitude. Even the under-19 team won the World Cup title by defeating strong India this year.
That match in the World Cup final was very competitive. Bangladesh lifted the trophy with a nail-biting finish in the match. The aggressive attitude of the two teams was seen throughout the match. Bangladesh pace bowlers were more aggressive, in particular, Shariful Islam and Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
Rakibul Hasan and Shahadat Hossain Dipu, the World Cup winning heroes, explained the reason for being aggressive against India in a special live session with Bdcrictime. Rakibul said whenever they see India, something triggers in our mind. Pacer Shariful becomes more aggressive.
“We have played a lot of matches against India, tri-nation series, Asia Cup. When we see them, something triggers in our mind. Our pace bowler gets crazy when he sees India. He bowls very aggressively. And Sakib is already more aggressive. Aranya (Avishek Das) also got a chance that day,”
“Honestly, a different attitude always feels against India. I don’t know why we try to play a little more aggressively when we play against them. So we don’t have to trigger anyone separately. Everyone becomes aggressive on their own.
“Our national team lost in the final of the Asia Cup because maybe luck was not with us. When we also lost in the final of Asia Cup against India, some people in the neighborhood, friends saying neither seniors could beat India nor you guys could. After hearing these, when we played against India, these words came in our mind. If we could beat them, our fans would also be happy,” the 17-year old spinner added.