Al Fahad

2020-02-11 17:49:13 BdST

Fans abuzz at cricketer Shoriful’s Panchagarh home

Though the newfound cricket star is still in South Africa, the home of Shoriful Islam, a member of the Bangladesh U-19 Cricket Team, at Nogordanga village in Debiganj Upazila is abuzz with waves of celebrations.

People in their hundreds are visiting his home to share their feelings on the Junior Tigers’ stunning victory clinching the U-19 World Cup trophy.
Bangladesh became the champions beating India by three wickets in the nail-biting final at Potchefstroom, South Africa on Sunday.
As an important member of the winning team, Shoriful’s contribution has not gone unnoticed by the people in his locality and they are thronging his home since Monday morning to express their felicitation.

Leaders of different political parties, officials of the local administration, cultural activists, prominent personalities of the locality and cricket lovers are meeting Shoriful’s family members with flowers, sweets and their best wishes for the cricketer.

In the final, Shoriful bagged two wickets in 10 overs giving away 31 runs. He also took two important catches and inflicted a run-out. This left-arm fast bowler captured the imagination of his village with his consistent performance throughout the tournament.
The local administration arranged a big screen at the Bijoy Chattar for viewers to watch U-19 World Cup matches and has decided to accord a grand reception to Shoriful on February 18 after he returns home.

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