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“It’s like a dream come true. It’s all about the hard work that we put in the last 2 years. I can’t thank the coaching staff enough. It’s purely hard work”- Bangladesh skipper and captain Akbar Ali remarked. However, on January 22nd, the cricketer lost his only sister after she passed away while giving birth to twin babies, reports Prothom Alo. Despite such loss, Akbar was successful in recovering from the pain within a span of 19 days and experiencing the World Cup glory. Bangladesh Cricket Board director and chairman of the game development committee, Khaled Mahmud said it was belief that drove the U-19 team to the ultimate success and finish as champion in the just concluded U-19 World Cup 2020 in South Africa. On Sunday, the young Tigers stunned the cricketing world by defeating four-time and defending champion India U-19 by three wickets. The youngsters in red and green came into the 24-day long tournament in South Africa backed by 18 wins in 30 youth ODIs. The young tigers went into the 16-team competition with high hopes as they had the second best win percentage, after India, for teams to have played 15 or more games.