India will play Bangladesh in Asia Cup T20 2016 final on Sunday at Mirpur © Twitter
India will play Bangladesh in Asia Cup T20 2016 final on Sunday at Mirpur © Twitter

A recent photograph of Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed carrying the head of India skipper MS Dhoni has been doing the rounds posted by Bangladeshi fan. This image was posted by Bangladeshi fan just before the final of India and Bangladesh on Sunday at Mirpur. This was not the first first time a Bangladeshi fan has posted a picture on social media with regards to Indian cricketers, a similar situation erupted at the time of India-Bangladesh series where Indian batsmen were facing difficulties to play against Bangladesh start bowler Mustafizur Rahman who made his debut in that series. The fan posted a picture of Mustafizur carrying half-shaved heads of Indian batsmen to show the after effects of Mustafizur deliveries. READ: Asia Cup T20 2016: Has change in pace attack turned around India’s fortune?

Fans might consider this act to be a way to show their gesture towards the national team, but in international cricket it is considered demeaning as well as condemable act towards cricketers. The rivalry between India and Bangladesh has been making rounds right since a no-ball decision was worked in the favor of India batman Rohit Sharma during the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-final. Rohit was caught off what some believed to be a legal delivery, whereas the umpires had ruled it as a ‘no-ball’ for being above waist height. READ: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup T20 2016 Final at Mirpur: Preview

Rohit went on to score a hundred in that game and India defeated Bangladesh to proceed to the semi-final of the World Cup. Bangladesh members were still upset with the decision taken a year ago. Though Bangladesh did receive an opportunity to fight back in the bilateral One-Day International (ODI) series where Mustafizur remained the star for Bangladesh crumbling India and leading Bangladesh ti victory by 2-1. Since then, India and Bangladesh match has gained high dose of entertainment which is why the final on Sunday of Asia Cup T20 2016 is set to catch attention of all the fans in both the borders.

Though Bangladesh need to be credited for their team progressing in bilateral series against India, South Africa and Pakistan. Bangladesh have always had an upper hand in home ground, but how well they excel outside homely conditions will be a factor to take into consideration as soon as they play for the mega event of ICC World T20 2016 to be held India if they qualify to the main matches. Bangladesh would be playing in the qualifying round with Netherlands, Ireland, and Oman, with one of the four teams set to make it to the Super 10 stages and clash with the Group B teams, namely India, Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand.