Bangladesh Under 19 team led by Akbar Ali won the U19 World Cup early this year after beating India in the final. 17 Years old Rakibul Hasan was the part of winning Under 19 team. It was Rakibul Hasan from Bangladesh side who played the winning shot in the final.
Rakibul Hasan said that the team’s energy doubles Whenever we play against India. He said that their bowlers try to produce heat against the Indian batters. Under19 Bangladeshi players like Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, and Avishek Das were the ace players of their team who picked up 7 wickets conceding only 99 runs in 27.2 overs in the final.
When we play against India, Something triggers in our mind: Rakibul Hasan
While talking with BDcrictime, Rakibul said, “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, we play with a different attitude 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 any one separately. Everyone becomes aggressive on their own.” Rakibul Hasan added.
“Our national team lost in the final of the Asia Cup because maybe luck was not with us. When we also lost, 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.” Rakibul stated.
17 years old Rakibul Hasan picked 12 wickets in the Under19 World cup 2020. He picked only one wicket in the Final that was the wicket of team India skipper Priyam Garg.