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5 most loved Indian cricketers in Bangladesh

Saif Hasnat
ANALYST
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Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli are two of the most popular Indian cricketers in Bangladesh
Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli are two of the most popular Indian cricketers in Bangladesh

Bangladesh have their own cricket stars to cherish. Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are most loved cricketers in the country along with Mashrafe Mortaza. Once there was a time when they had Mohammad Ashraful. But the talented batsman lost his dignity due to his involvement in the match-fixing scandal. And there are a few others local cricketers who have been adored in Bangladesh. 

Bangladesh have passed a tough route in one-day cricket. Finally, they are enjoying the tag of a strong ODI team as they played a quarter-final in the 2015 World Cup. And right after that, they won one-day series against teams like India, Pakistan and South Africa. 

So, despite having their own cricket stars, the love of Bangladeshi cricket fans is not to be confined in boundaries. If you spend an evening in Dhaka, you definitely hear the names of many foreign cricketers.

India, a neighbouring country of Bangladesh, have produced many legendary cricketers. There are quite a few Indian cricketers who are adored globally. In the words of a Bangladeshi writer, here are five of the most loved Indian cricketers in Bangladesh.


#5 Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has been in astonishing form against Bangladesh across all formats
Virat Kohli has been in astonishing form against Bangladesh across all formats

Virat Kohli is one of the most loved Indian cricketers in Bangladesh. He has been showing unbelievable batting talent for a long time now. So, there is no wonder that he has a lot of fans in Bangladesh. Kohli started his career with a ODI in 2008. Since then, he has been playing a pivotal rule in Indian batting lineup.

The Indian captain has played a total of 17 international matches against Bangladesh and scored 1039 runs at an impressive average of 79.92. He registered four centuries against the neighbouring country as well. Many young cricketers in Bangladesh idolize Kohli as the batsman. 

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Saif Hasnat
ANALYST
Covering cricket in Bangladesh since 2013. Apart from being a Cricket Reporter, he writes lyrics and stories.
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