BPL behind success: Sunny
They are dancing in the isles in Mirpur and why not, the Tigers are roaring and making a lot of noise. Bangladesh are not only competing with the big boys of international cricket, they are giving them a proper hiding.
Sunil Gavaskar, though, isn't surprised at the meteoric rise of the Tigers. Gavaskar hailed the Bangladesh Premier League and credited it for the recent Bangladeshi surge.
"Bangladesh have improved because of the Bangladesh Premier League. The interactions with overseas players have helped the young Bangladeshis to hone their skills and become more confident."
"Over the last couple of years, Bangladesh have improved a lot", said Gavaskar to NDTV, "It is not a surprise that they won the first ODI against India."
When asked about whether this win was retribution for the World Cup defeat, Gavaskar said, " May be for the fans, but the players certainly don't think that way."
"Umpiring decisions can go wrong at the time", said the ex-India opening batsmen, "It's not a big deal and definitely shouldn't be an excuse. Even during the Pakistan series, a few decisions went Bangladesh's way."