Twitter reactions: Tamim Iqbal’s Fortune Barishal clinches their first-ever BPL title with a victory over Comilla Victorians

Mar 18, 2024

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Fortune Barishal made history by winning their first-ever Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) title, overcoming Comilla Victorians with a six-wicket victory in an exhilarating final at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday (March 1). The defeat dashed the Victorians’ aspirations for a third consecutive BPL trophy.

Comilla Victorians’ struggles in the BPL 2024 final

Choosing to bat after losing the toss, Victorians faced a challenging start as Kyle Mayers dismissed Sunil Narine in the opening over after just scoring 5 runs. Tauheed Hriday contributed 15 runs before being dismissed at the team score of 30. Captain Liton Das (16 ) and Johnson Charles (15) couldn’t capitalize, and Moeen Ali‘s run-out at when the team was at 79 further deepened Victorians’ woes. James Fuller‘s impactful bowling performance, taking two wickets, limited Victorians to a score of 154.

Fortune Barishal’s dominant chase: Kyle Mayers’ impactful performance

In response, Barishal had a strong start in their pursuit of the target. Openers Tamim Iqbal and Mehdi Hasan Miraj forged a solid 76-run partnership. Tamim’s quick 39 runs innings and Miraj’s contribution of 29 runs set a solid foundation.

Mayers then took charge, playing aggressively and scoring 46 runs in just 30 balls, bringing the score to 141. Despite Mushfiqur Rahim‘s departure after scoring 13 runs, Mahmudullah and David Miller regsitered victory with one over to spare. Mayers’ aggressive batting not only propelled Barishal to victory but also earned him the Player of the Match award.

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Tamim Iqbal shines throughout the tournament

Tamim’s consistent and impactful displays across the tournament earned him the Player of the Tournament title. Accumulating 492 runs in 15 innings at an average of 35.14 and an impressive strike rate of 127.13, Tamim played a pivotal role in Barishal’s successful BPL campaign.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Champions of Bangladesh Premier League. Alhamdulillah ♥️

The first title for Barishal after 12 years of wait and 4 finals. So happy to contribute to team’s success. Many congrats to @TamimOfficial28 for leading the side so well too 🏆#FortuneBarishal #SouthernArmy #BPL2024

— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) March 1, 2024

Fortune Barisal clinched the championship title of #BPL2024 under the leadership of Tamim Iqbal.

Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad was also part of the victorious team but did not feature in the playing XI.
#BPL2024 #PSL9

— Hafeez Alam Ghazi (@GhaziHafeez) March 1, 2024

Captain Tamim Iqbal has done it. Fortune Barishal wins the BPL trophy 🏆 for the first time.

What a moment!

— Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury (@nazmussajid) March 1, 2024


Barishal outplay the defending champions and the most successful BPL in history Comilla Victorians. They win by 6 wickets. 🔴#LegendFantasy | #BPL2024

— Saif Ahmed 🇧🇩 (@saifahmed75) March 1, 2024

Historic Triumph🏆
Fortune Barishal defies the odds and revels in the ecstasy of their First-Ever BPL T20 Title! 🏏💥#Champions | #TeamSpirit | #BPL2024

— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 1, 2024


— (@BDCricTime) March 1, 2024

Congratulations to James Fuller and Fortune Barishal for winning the 2024 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League 🙌

Fuller took two key wickets in the final 💪#BPL2024 #BPL #FortuneBarishal

— Hampshire Cricket (@hantscricket) March 1, 2024

The title of BPL 2024 for Barishal
Ahmed shezad with trophy 🏆#BPLFinal

— zishi khan (@zishi48994) March 1, 2024

Congratulations @mushfiqur15 bhai, @TamimOfficial28 bhai @Mahmudullah30 bhai for lifting rhe BPL trophy!
Proud moment for us as your fans!#BPL2024 #BPLFINAL

— Akif NoOr (@akif_noor) March 1, 2024

If “old rice grows into rice” head a face 🌸

Mushfiq & Riyad tasted the title for the first time #BPL #BPL2024

— ER Saif 🇧🇩 (@ERSaif14) March 2, 2024

Congratulations @iamAhmadshahzad. You should have been there in the #PSL9#BPL2024

— muzamilasif (@muzamilasif4) March 1, 2024

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