New Delhi: Overjoyed over Bangladesh cricket team reaching the Asia Cup final to be played against India, a Bangladeshi fan went overboard and posted an insulting morphed picture of Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
In the picture posted on Twitter, Bangladeshi pacer Taskin Ahmed is holding a severed head of Dhoni, while sounding a battle cry. The image has been shared by hundreds of Internet users.
In a similar attempt of disrespect, when India faced an embarrassing defeat in the three-match one-day international series in June last year, Prothom Alo, a Bangladeshi newspaper, in its weekly humour supplement 'Rosh Alo' had published a cover that featured a fake advertisement for a "cutter". The advertisement showed India-Bangladesh series star Mustafizur Rahman holding a ‘cutter’ and in front of Mustafizur stand, Indian ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Vice-captain Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Ravichandran Ashwin, with half-shaven heads.
The cricket rivalry between India and Bangladesh started with the latter's ouster from the World Cup last year.
Following the ouster, Bangladesh Cricket Board had claimed field umpire Ian Gould's "wrong" decision, which went in favour of Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, hampered the momentum of the Bangladesh team.
During the quarter-final match in Melbourne on March 19, Rohit Sharma had received a reprieve on individual score of 90 and team total of 196 in the 40th over, which was bowled by Rubel Hossain when a marginal 'no-ball' call went in favour of the Indian opener.
Rohit added another 47 runs in to help India go past 300-run mark. India won the match by 109 runs.