‘Their behaviour was disgusting and disgraceful’ – Bishan Singh Bedi lashes out at India U19 team
Indian colts lost the Under-19 World Cup final to Bangladesh by three wickets.
Published - Feb 11, 2020 12:19 pm | Updated - Feb 11, 2020 12:27 pm
Bishan Singh Bedi, the former Indian cricketer is quite a vocal individual who never hesitates to express his thoughts over any matter of concern. Now, he has opened up over the ruthless character shown by Bangladesh and Indian colts during the finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup that was nowhere acceptable on the international level.
The fans got an enthralling final between the two subcontinent countries that was full of drama. But, one thing that hogged the spotlight was the arrogance and abusive language used by the players of both sides. Both sides were poking each other with some heavy sledging throughout the game. Everyone knows that sledging is a part of the game there’s a limit which was crossed during the finals.
The cricketing fraternity was also surprised after watching the on-field behaviour of the players. Later on, after winning the finals, Bangladesh Under-19 was also involved in a verbal spat with Indian colts that might have ended up being physical. However, the umpires came in between to set the players apart from each other.
Bishan Singh Bedi opines on the behaviour of the Under-19 players in the finals
Now, Bishan Singh Bedi, the former players said that it is never acceptable by the boys to use such abusive language during the games. He even questioned over the age of the players saying that all the teams including Pakistan, Bangladesh and India that reached into finals had overaged players. Bedi showed his disappointment over the same pointing towards Rahul Dravid.
“Look, what Bangladesh do is their problem, what our boys do is our problem. I used. You bat, bowl and field badly…happens, but there’s no excuse for behaving badly. The behaviour was disgusting and most disgraceful.
The innocence of that age was not visible at all. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh…all Asian teams which made the semi-finals…you could tell from a country mile that the players were not under-19. A few years ago, Rahul Dravid spoke about the overage issue. What has happened to us? I am very disappointed,” Bishen Singh Bedi said as quoted by mid-day.