Bangladesh stalwart Mushfiqur Rahim is busy preparing for the next round of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) and the forthcoming home series against Zimbabwe.
He went to practice at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday morning and saw the banners hung with the images of victorious Under-19 team. Mushfiqur did not miss the chance to pay a salute to the Young Tigers.
He posed for an image saluting Akbar Ali and his team for the World Cup glory and called the official photo-grapher of BCB to snap it. Right after taking the photo, Mushfiqur did not waste a moment to post it on social media pages. Not just Mushfqiur, but also the entire country is celebrating the winning of the World Cup.
The Young Tigers are expected to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 4:55pm today. BCB has already prepared a special bus to bring the Young Tigers to the Home of Cricket- Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Upon their homecoming, the Young Tigers will interact with the media at 7pm.
Before that, BCB president Nazmul Hassan, other BCB high-officials along with government high officials will be present at the airport to receive the World Champions.
As per the latest plan, after coming to BCB and attending a press conference, most of the players will stay at the National Academy tonight. They will travel to their respective villages on Thursday morning.
Bangladesh beat the four-time champions of U-19 World Cup, India, in the final by three wickets on February 9 at Potchefstroom, South Africa. Captain Akbar Ali demonstrated ultimate patience to seal the game chasing 178 runs (which was later reduced to 170 due to rain) after losing six for 102. Akbar has later adjudged the man of the final for this match-winning knock.
It was Bangladesh’s first-ever world cup title in any level of cricket. Bangladesh never advanced to the final of any world cup before. Akbar and his team conquered the world in the first chance they have got and created history for the country.