Bangladesh fast bowler Ebadot Hossain who was awarded the player of the match award gave one of the best post-match interviews of all time.
Bangladesh shocked the world early on Wednesday by defeating the World Test Champions New Zealand on their home soil.
Bangladesh registered an eight wicket win over the hosts quite early on the final day of the test match at Mount Maunganui. Bangladesh clinched 12 World Test Championship points by defeating the Black Caps for the first time in any format of the game in NZ. The tourists were able to break the 17-match unbeaten record at home.
This is Bangladesh first test win over the Kiwis in 16 attempts. This is also their first test win over the top 5 ICC Ranked teams away from home.
Right arm pacer Ebadot Hossain scalped six wickets and leaked only 46 runs which helped the visitors restrict the Kiwis in 169 runs. The 27-year-old then gave one of best speeches which might inspire the next generation of players.
He said that the Bangladesh team came to New Zealand with a lot of hunger and a goal set to rescript the 21 years wait for a win.
“In New Zealand soil, our brothers and teams didn’t get a win in the last 21 years. We set a goal this time. We raised our hand and said ‘We have to beat New Zealand in their own soil and we can do it.’ They are Test champions, if we can beat them our next generation will be inspired,” Ebadot said in the post-match presentation.
The seamer admitted that the bowling conditions in Bangladesh are not as good here.
“In the last two years, I am working with Ottis Gibson. Conditions are always flat at home. We are still learning how to bowl and reverse in away conditions. I am trying to hit the top of the stumps. I needed to be a little patient for success to come,” he said.
Ebadot Hossain started his career as a volleyball player become making a name in the World of Cricket. He is also an active soldier of the Bangladesh air force. Ebadot celebrates with a salute every time he picks up a wicket and dedicates it to the army.
“I am a soldier of Bangladesh Air Force so I know how to do the salute. It was a long story, from volleyball to cricket. I am enjoying cricket, representing Bangladesh and Bangladesh Air Force,” he added.