A thrilling India versus Bangladesh ICC Under-19 World Cup final turned ugly after players from both sides got involved in physical altercation as soon as Bangladesh hit the winning runs to clinch the title.
Rakibul Hasan took a single off Atharva Ankolekar’s bowling to cross the 170-run target and the Bangladesh players and support staff came running onto the field in a wild manner to celebrate the historic feat.
Amid the celebration, things got nasty when one India player rushed to confront and pushed a Bangladeshi player, who had allegedly passed uncharitable remarks. Soon more players got involved and the pushing shoving continued for about a minute even as the on-field umpires and support staff from both sides tried to separate the cricketers.
In the end, India U-19 coach Paras Mhambrey intervened to calm his boys and took them into the dressing room.
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“Some of our bowlers were emotional and were pumped up. What happened after the game was unfortunate. I would like to congratulate India,” said Bangladesh U19 Akbar Ali after the final.