Earlier than India and Bangladesh confronted off within the 40th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019, the 2 groups took on one another in one of many follow matches forward of the match. India and Bangladesh performed the second warm-up at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens and batting first, KL Rahul and MS Dhoni scored centuries to take the full to 359/7.
Bangladesh pacer Mohammad Saifuddin, who had performed 14 ODIs until then, revealed how he was in awe of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and lived his dream of bowling to 2 of the world’s finest batsmen.
“Throughout our follow match at Cardiff, Rohit Sharma was on the striker’s finish with Virat Kohli because the non-striker. I advised Rohit, ‘it’s been 10 to 12 years since I’ve been watching you guys on TV, each of you might be our dream cricketers. Now I’m bowling to you and I don’t know what to do,’” Saifuddin mentioned throughout an interview with BDCrictime.
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Saifuddin went on to explain how he was desperate to get both Kohli or Rohit out and narrated a hilarious incident relating to the India opener. “Then Rohit laughed at me and mentioned ‘Good luck’. Then I used to be attempting my finest to ensure that I acquired at the very least one in every of them out. Fortunately, I used to be in a position to dismiss Kohli,” Saifuddin mentioned.
“We don’t need to sledge them. We’ve grown up, seeing them play and we will’t think about sledging them. Cricket is a gentleman’s recreation and may stay that method. Additionally, as a result of there’s demerit factors, we now have to watch out.”