Bangladesh supporter breaks down seeing Liton Das’ dismissal against Windies
The Tigers lost the opening T20I with 53 balls to spare.
Updated - Dec 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Bangladesh may not have won any multilateral title in cricket so far but their fans are never short of the excitement and emotion to back their favourite team and the heroes. The Tigers’ supporters do not even hesitate to go after the opponent teams’ players, sometimes even going to the extent of making it controversial, as they have done against India in the past, but there is no denying that they are never short of the passion.
On Monday, it was proved again when a fan of the Bangladesh team broke down seeing the dismissal of one of the Tigers’ frontline batsmen in the first T20I against the Windies at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium and the video went viral in no time. However, as the morning showed, it was one of those forgettable days for the hosts as they were thumped by the Caribbeans, the current World Champions in the T20I format, by 8 wickets to trail the three-match series 0-1.
Bangladesh off to a poor start and could never recover
Bangladesh captain Shakib-al-Hasan won the toss and elected to bat but his side had a disastrous start with both the openers getting dismissed as the score of 19. While Sheldon Cottrell was breathing fire at the other end, Oshane Thomas – the fast bowler who made an impressive debut in India before the series in Bangladesh – was bowling bouncers and he produced one against Das who tried to make room by going towards the leg and hit it over the top of the fielders in the third over.
But he mistimed it and the Windies skipper Carlos Brathwaite took an easy catch at mid-on. It was 19 for 2 for Bangladesh and just then the camera zoomed in on the supporter in Bangladeshi colours and tigers’ make-up and he was seen breaking down.
Bangladesh never looked comfortable to post a competitive score as they kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan was the top scorer with 61 and Bangladesh were all out for 129 in 19 overs. The world champions had no problems whatsoever to chase down the target in just over halfway mark with Shai Hope scoring 55 off 23 balls.