Captain Akbar Ali (Photo: Collected)
Akbar Ali is now part of the history of cricket in Bangladesh. Bangladesh, for the first time under the leadership of this youth, had the taste of winning the Under-5 World Cup. When the team was on the brink of the final, skipper Akbar played a cold-headed innings without breaking the pressure. The World Cup trophy brought the team from unbeaten against strong India.
After the match, skipper Akbar Ali said he was looking forward to such a challenge. Akbar left the field to face the challenge.
The young Tigers' batting division was great throughout the tournament. Middle order batsman Captain Akbar has not had much chance to bat in the tournament. But he had the opportunity to lead the bat in such important matches as the finals. And the Tiger wicketkeeper-batsman used it.
Bangladesh lost 3 wickets for 42 runs on their way to breaking the dream. At that moment, Akbar dreamed of winning the match with Pervez Hossain on average. Later, he accompanied Rakibul to the port of Joy. 4 fours and four sixes and an six to play an unbeaten innings. Bangladesh team lost to India by Akbar's innings.
Akbar Ali said, “I am a man who takes everything simply. I didn't get a chance to bat that much at the beginning of the tournament. But I was waiting for the opportunity to bat.
“When I got down to bat, I really needed a big pair,” he said. I told him the batting that was with me, we have to build a big pair, no wicket can be lost. That was the plan.
He added that India is a challenging party. We knew they (India) would not speak so easily. Although the runs were relatively low, we knew it would be difficult to chase them.
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However, the young Tigers have won the World Cup after defeating a strong India in the final of the Under-5 World Cup in the field battle.
The youngsters of Bangladesh reached the port of victory with 5 wickets and 20 balls in hand in the rain. Skipper Akbar Ali and Farvez Hossain Eamon played a vital role in the team's victory. Bangladesh gets the title after their batting.
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