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Tigers tribute to the language martyrs

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Tigers tribute
Cricketers are representing the Bangla language and Bangladesh in the world through cricket. However, if Salam, Rafiq, and Barkat had not sacrificed their lives for the Bengali language on 21st February 1952, the players would not have been wearing red and green jerseys.

And so on this special day, the Tigers did not forget to pay homage to the language martyrs.

A few days later, Bangladesh will take the field to play the ODI series against Afghanistan. The Tigers will play against Afghanistan in the first match of the three-match ODI series next Wednesday, February 23 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

Meanwhile, due to the Corona pandemic, all the staff including the cricketers have been on the bio-bubble since a few days before the start of the match.

Due to this cricketers were not given a wreath at the Shaheed Minar.

However, through their social media handle, they paid tribute to the language martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the language movement of '52.

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan wrote on his Facebook page, "Paying respect to all the greatest children who bravely sacrificed their lives for our mother language."

National team ODI captain Tamim Iqbal wrote, "February 21st.On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, we pay our respects to the language martyrs."

Mushfiqur Rahim, one of the most experienced cricketers and wicket-keeper of the national team, wrote, "In remembrance of the martyrs of the Bengali Language Movement of 1952. Happy international mother language day to all."

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