Shakib receives Argentina cricket team’s gift for Bangladesh

Shakib receives an Argentina cricket team jersey from Irish commentator Andrew Leonard. Photo: BCB

The Argentina national cricket team sent their team jersey as a gift to the Bangladesh cricket team on Friday. 

Bangladesh's Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan received the jersey before the start of their third and final T20I of the three-match series against Ireland at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today. 

"Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan receives an Argentina National Cricket Team shirt sent by Argentina men's cricket team captain Hernan Fennell and women's captain Alison Stocks with wishes for the Bangladesh team. Commentator Andrew Leonard carried the shirt to Bangladesh," read a post by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on their official Facebook page. Shakib was pictured receiving the jersey from Irish commentator Andrew Leonard in the post. 

The massive support for Lionel Messi's Argentina from Bangladesh during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year caught eyes of millions, including the Argentines, who were overwhelmed by such adulation. Since then, the Argentines have also started following the Bangladesh cricket team, opening fan pages on social media in support of the Tigers.