Legends shower Tigers with praises

Sports Correspondent

19 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh team triumphed against West Indies by 7 wickets on June 17 to pick up their second victory of ICC World Cup 2019. It’s their first ever win against West Indies in the World Cup. Bangladesh chased down a humungous target of 322 runs in just 41.3 overs. Tigers impressed everyone with their scintillating performance against West Indies. So, after the match cricketing world showered Bangladesh with praises on Twitter.

Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh congratulated Bangladesh by tweeting in Bangla. “Very Good,” he wrote in Bangla.

Some of them also praised Shakib Al Hasan on Twitter on his brilliant knock of 124 runs. Bangladesh’s former coach Ian Pont was one of them.

He tweeted “Congratulations Shakib Al Hasan. Another great innings. Another hundred in the World Cup. Fabulous. “   

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan was also impressed with Shakib on his brilliant innings of 124 runs. He believes Bangladesh won the match because of the phenomenal talent of number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Pathan tweeted “After beating South Africa, Now again wonderful chase by Bangladesh against West Indies. It was pure brilliance from Shakib Al Hasan to win the game for them. “

Sports journalist of Indian Today Vikrant Gupta wrote on his Tweeter that

“Bangladesh can be the dark horse of semifinal.”

Former Australian legend Jason Gillespie also praised the run chase of Bangladesh, He wrote, “well played Bangladesh, great run chase.”

Former Indian batsman and commentator VVS Laxman was also impressed with Bangladesh and amazed to see how easily Bangladesh chased down that mammoth total. He also praised Shakib Al Hasan for his back to back hundreds but he was more impressed with Liton Das because of the maturity he showed.

“Congrats Bangladesh on the win. Amazed to see how easy they chased down such a mammoth total. Shakib played with a lot of responsibility to get his 2 consecutive 100 but I was very impressed with the maturity shown by young Liton Das.” 

“Congrats BCBtigers with a tremendous chase. Well done Shakib and Liton Das. Back to back 100s for the Shakib,” New Zealand former cricketer and commentator Danny Morrison tweeted.

Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra tweeted “What A Win. 7 wickets and over 8 overs to spare. Bangladesh have become the first team to successfully chase 250+ total in the CWC19.”

“This is one of the most powerful batting performances I have seen from Bangladesh. And I have been watching them for a while,” Indian cricket commentator and journalist Harsha Bhogle tweeted.

England bowler Monty Panesar tweeted “Bangladesh are the most experienced team. Don’t underestimate the Tigers.”

“Many Congratulations BCBtigers Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das on an extraordinary victory over West Indies,” former England cricketer and commentator Alan Wilkins tweeted.

Former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie tweeted, “Very well played Bangladesh! Fantastic run chase.”

“This was one clinical performance. The way Bangladesh played today and chased down 322, I hope we learn something out of it. This is how you avoid collapses and chase big totals,” former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar tweeted.

Indian renowned sports statistician Mohandas Menon tweeted, “Bangladesh, meanwhile, became the first ever side in CWC19 history to successfully chase a target of 300+ and do so with over 50+ balls to spare.”

“Shakib should take over as Universe Boss,” sports journalist Gaurav Kalra tweeted.

Indian news anchor Rajdeep Sardesai tweeted: “When we talk of the modern greats, how often do we refer to Shakib in the chatter? His stats suggest he is arguably the best all-rounder in the world: deserves far greater recognition. He is Bangladesh’s  once in a Gen cricketer who remains his country’s flag-bearer.”

“Shakib Al Hasan has arguably played a lot of ODI innings for Bangladesh but he might not have played a more significant innings than that. This tournament may finally be the moment that his astonishing career gets the recognition it deserves,” Sports Analyst Freddie Wilde tweeted.