Bride goes into bat in Bangladesh; cricket ‘match’ a big hit

DHAKA (AP) — Sanjida Islam went into bat for a special cricket match in Bangladesh.

The 24-year-old international cricketer wore her colourful wedding attire as she played a few shots and posted the images on social media ahead of her recent marriage to first-class cricketer Mim Mosaddek.

It has been a big hit among fans in Bangladesh, where cricket is a hugely popular sport. It caught the attention of the International Cricket Council, too.

The ICC posted a little tribute on Twitter this week to congratulate the couple, captioning the images, “Dress, jewellery, cricket bat. Wedding photoshoots for cricketers be like…”

Islam, a middle-order batter for the Bangladesh women’s team, has played 16 one-day internationals and 54 Twenty20 internationals in her eight-year career.

Bangladeshi cricketer Sanjida Islam poses as a bride with a cricket bat, a day before her wedding day in Rangpur, Bangladesh. PHOTO: AP