It’s a shame to lose the Asia Cup final: Shamim


Bangladesh Under-19 team returned home on Sunday after their heartbreaking five-run loss to India in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19 Asia Cup final, a loss that the team described as shameful because of bowing down to psychological pressure, reports BSS.

The Junior Tigers seemed to break the jinx of losing the knock-out matches against India when the bowlers skittled the mighty neighbours out for just 106 in 32.4 overs.

Standing on the brink of losing the final, Indian youths fought back in their A game, led by left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar who snared 5-28 as Bangladesh U19 was shot out for 101 in 33 overs.

”We cannot describe this loss. We always lose the winning matches against India- it is happening regularly now. This is a matter of shame,” Shamim Patwari said here on Sunday at the BCB academy premises.

“It might be a psychological barrier, maybe it works in our brain when we take on India in the final,” he said.

The narrow victory gave India the record seventh title of Under-19 

Asia Cup.

“Our bowler bowled really well. We were good in everywhere. Everything was good,” he added.

Patwari also said that the some of the umpire’s decision did not go their way, indicating the two leg-before wicket decisions that had ruined their chances in the final.

“You have seen it. I hope you understood it better than us. Why it (wrong decision) happens with us. Every time when we play against India, they make one or two wrong decision, which ends our matches,” he concluded.