Bangladesh Under-19 captain Akbar Ali’s calm demeanour has already been well-documented, especially after his match-winning unbeaten 43-run knock against India in the ICC Under-19 World Cup final.
Skipper Akbar Ali perhaps best displayed the responsibility which many of the senior members of the national team tend to lack as the youngster kept his calm and guided Bangladesh to a maiden ICC Under-19 World Cup trophy, beating India by three wickets in a rain affected final at Potchefstroom yesterday.
The bowlers were sending them down at pace, beating the bat and running up to the batsman. A glare followed by some choice words. The batsmen could only look back. This sequence was repeated multiple times and it may have surprised some viewers that the bowlers were Bangladeshi and the batsmen Indian.
The Bangladesh pacers have delivered some fiery performances in the ICC Under-19 World Cup and left-arm seamer Shoriful Islam picked up the baton against India in the final at Potchefstroom yesterday.