The India U19 team led by Uday Saharan scored a total of 251/7 against Bangladesh U19 in their opening match of the U19 Men’s World Cup 2024. However, during the innings, Saharan was seen engaging in a verbal dispute with Ariful Islam. Saharan played 64 innings off 94 balls and hit a total of 4 fours during his stay at the crease.
In the second ball of the 25th thrown by Islam, Saharan Uday He played the ball towards fine leg region and ran for a single. However the Bangladesh The bowler was unhappy on the ground and got into a fight of words with the Indian captain. The referees tried to calm both players down and landed in the middle of the argument.
Watch – Uday Saharan engages in verbal fight with Ariful Islam
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Indian opener Adarsh Singh was the top scorer of the Indian innings and scored 76 runs off 96 balls. He also scored a total of six fours during his stay at the crease. However, it was not a decent start for the Indian U19 team as they lost opener Arshin Kulkarni by 7 runs and Musheer Khan by 3 runs.
However, India’s Adarsh Singh and Uday Saharan added 116 runs off 144 balls for the third wicket. Priyanshu Moliya and Aravelly Avanish scored 23 runs each, while Sachin Dhas played 26 innings off 20 balls.
Maruf Mridha was the star of the show with the ball for the Bangladesh U-19 team and picked up a fife. Mridha finished the innings with figures of 5/43 in 8 overs. Chowdhary Mohammad Rizwan and Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby picked up 1 wicket each.
India is the defending champion of the U19 World Cup and also the most successful team in the history of the tournament. However, India lost to Bangladesh in the final of the 2020 U-19 World Cup and after the end of the match, the Bangladesh players did something unexpected.
After Bangladesh batsman Rakibul Hasan scored the winning runs against Indian bowler Sushant Mishra, bowlers from both sides got into a physical fight and it was an embarrassing end to the tournament. While the reason for the fight was unclear, it began when the Bangladesh support staff ran to the ground after Hasan hit the winning runs.
One of the Indian players confronted the Bangladeshi cricketer who had said some supposedly uncharitable things to him. The altercation lasted for almost 50 seconds and the referees and support from both teams were unable to separate the players. However, in the end, India head coach Paras Mhabrey led the Indian team players back to the locker room.
India will look to start their U19 World Cup campaign with a win and also defend their title to maintain their dominance in the tournament. The U-19 World Cup has produced many great Indian players like Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and many more.