Bangladesh‘s ODI World Cup 2023 journey went from bad to worse as they suffered a comprehensive 87-run defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday, October 28, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Following this disappointing result, a video of a Bangladeshi fan hitting himself with a shoe has gone viral on the internet. The fan, a supporter of the ‘Bangla Tigers,’ displayed his frustration by removing his shoe and self-inflicting slaps after criticizing the team for their lackluster performance.
You can watch the video here:
Bangladesh faced an unexpected 87-run loss to the Netherlands at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Saturday
Before the match, people thought Bangladesh would win because they have a good team. But during the match, the Netherlands played very well, and Bangladesh had a hard time. The Netherlands scored 287 runs, and Bangladesh had to chase that total.
However, Bangladesh’s players didn’t do so well. They kept losing wickets, and the team couldn’t make enough runs. In the end, Bangladesh only scored 199 runs, which was not enough to win the match. This loss was a big surprise and disappointed many Bangladesh fans.
One thing that got a lot of attention was a video of a Bangladesh fan. This fan was very upset with how the team played. He took off his shoe and started hitting himself with it because he was so frustrated. It showed how passionate and emotional cricket fans can be.
This unexpected victory for the Netherlands serves as a reminder that in cricket, underdogs can always spring a surprise. It also underscores the unpredictability and excitement that make the ICC ODI World Cup a truly captivating event, where anything can happen on any given day.
For Bangladesh, this defeat will undoubtedly serve as a wake-up call, urging them to regroup and come back stronger in the remaining matches of the tournament.