India have never lost a Twenty20 International against Bangladesh in eight meetings. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Bangladesh are all set for a series in India which will include two Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals. This will be Bangladesh's second tour of India after their historic one-off Test in Hyderabad in 2017 which India won. However, ahead of the tour, there is a trend on Twitter which is shocking people and making them laugh. The trend Bangladesh Defeat India is one of the top trends in India. Many people were left wondering whether this was a ploy by Bangladesh outlets to celebrate their 1-1 draw against the Indian football team in the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
However, a video released revealed the true picture and it had a savage twist. In the video, former India opener Virender Sehwag is playing Chidiya Udd, a favourite game which we all used to play in childhood. In the game, a person says the name of a bird and the opponent has to lift the finger up indicating the bird flew. If the player says any other name apart from a bird and the opponent lifts his finger, then he is out of the game.
Sehwag is playing a game with a animated cricket ball and it is sporting a Bangladesh cap. For company, Sehwag has an animated bat. Both Sehwag and the ball are squaring off. The ball starts the sledging by saying, "Bangladesh gilli udayega tera (Bangladesh will knock you over)". The bat responds, "Achcha (Really"? The ball then tells Sehwag to get ready. He then rolls out the names of the bird and Sehwag does it correctly. When the ball says Kohli, Sehwag lifts his finger and the ball jumps in delight saying, "Ay, Kohli ko uda diya (You have gotten Kohli out)".
The ball then indulges in a massive celebration that lasts 10 seconds or more and this prompts Sehwag to say, "Yahan par itna udd raha hain, agar T20I mein pehli baar jeet liya toh pata nahin kya karega yaar yeh (He is celebaring so much. If they win for the first time in a T20I, I do not know what he will do," Sehwag said in a flummoxed manner.
This was part of the build-up for the three-match Twenty20 series and it was playing on Bangladesh's woeful T20I record against India. Bangladesh have faced plenty of hurt in T20Is against India in the recent past. In eight T20I encounters between the two sides, India have won all their games. In the 2016 World T20 between the two sides in Bangalore, Bangladesh needed two runs off three balls with three wickets remaining but they conspired to lose by one run.
In the 2018 Nidahas Trophy final, Bangladesh had to defend 34 off 12 balls. Dinesh Karthik blasted 22 runs in the 19th over bowled by Rubel Hossain but India needed five runs off the last ball. Karthik dispatched Soumya Sarkar for a flat six over deep extra cover and India had sealed a remarkable win and they won the Nidahas Trophy to break Bangladesh hearts.
Bangladesh will play the first game on November 3 in Delhi followed by two games on November 7 and 10 in Rajkot and Nagpur. This will be followed by two Tests on November 14 and November 22 in Indore and Kolkata.