Bangladesh all-rounder Soumya Sarkar’s marriage ceremony marred by an unpleasant incident
Soumya skipped the recently concluded one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Mirpur that the hosts won by an innings and 106 runs.
Updated - Feb 28, 2020 11:00 am
Bangladesh all-rounder Soumya Sarkar started a new innings on Wednesday when he married Puja Debnath. However, the occasion was marred by the theft of as many as seven mobile phones of the bridegroom’s party. The wedding took place in Khulna Club and the ace cricketer’s family was left to experience an embarrassment.
BDCricTime reported that of the seven devices that got stolen, one belonged to Soumya’s father. The culprits were, however, caught red-handed but a big brawl started with the suspects attacking the player’s kin. The media persons present on the occasion were stopped from capturing the incident.
Eventually, the police arrived and brought the situation under control. The mobile phones were recovered and the auspicious ceremony concluded on a happy note.
Soumya Sarkar has played 15 Tests, 55 ODIs and 48 T20Is for Bangladesh
Soumya, who has played 15 Tests, 55 ODIs and 48 T20Is, has made over 3,000 runs with three international hundreds. The left-hand batsman also bowls medium fast and has 18 wickets so far. Having made his international debut in 2014 against Zimbabwe, the 27-year-old cricketer from Saatkhira last played for Central Zone in Bangladesh Cricket League last month. Internationally, he was part of the Bangladesh squad that played in the T20I series in Pakistan recently.
Soumya’s bride Puja is 19 and hails from Tutpara in Khulna. She has cleared ‘O’-level examination this year from an English medium school in Dhaka. Soumya skipped the recently concluded one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Mirpur that the hosts won by an innings and 106 runs and will not play in the first two ODIs of the three-match series kicking off on March 1.
Bangladesh’s Test win, however, did not earn them any point in the ongoing ICC Test Championship. The Tigers have lost all three matches they have played in the championship (two against India, one against Pakistan) to lag at the bottom of the table of nine teams. They had lost to Afghanistan in a home Test in September last year. Zimbabwe and Afghanistan are not part of the Test championship.