The cricket rivalry between India and Bangladesh has reached new dimensions lately as the game isn’t the only thing players have limited themselves to. Be it the senior team or the U-19 team, cricketers on both sides have time and again engaged in verbal banters and altercations. One recent example of the same was seen during the Emerging Teams Asia Cup semi-final, when India A took on Bangladesh A on July 21, Friday, in Colombo.
In the semi-final clash of the tournament, India A dominated their neighbours and emerged victorious by 51 runs. However, the team’s sheer display of game was overshadowed by the banter between India’s Harshit Rana and Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar. The altercation took place on the second ball of the 26th over when Jose took a diving catch to dismiss Sarkar.
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Yuvrajsinh Dodiya was bowling the 26th over and he delivered a delivery to the batter in line of the middle stump, which Soumya Sarkar tried to flip. However, Sarkar got an inside edge instead, and the ball crashed with pads to fly behind the wickets. Jose dived to his left to take the catch ensuring the dismissal of the Bangladesh batter.
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old batter didn’t seem convinced by the dismissal and stood at the crease looking for a confirmation. On the other hand, Jose was pretty charged up by the dismissal which led to teammate Harshit Rana engaged in a verbal banter with the rival batter. However, before things could heat up, India cricketer Sai Sudarshan took control of the situation.
Speaking of the game, Bangladesh were given the target of 212 runs, but despite a great start to the chase, the Men in Blue restricted their rivals at 160.