Rakibul Hasan ended the ICC Under-19 World Cup as Bangladesh U-19 side's highest wicket-taker, picking up a total of 12 wickets. His wickets were pivotal for Bangladesh as the young Tigers went on to lift their first-ever World Cup trophy.
Rakibul had to come a long way to become the World Cup-winning star. His father did not approve of his playing cricket. But with his mother's help, he continued on his path and went forward step by step.
Rakibul's family lives in Dhaka. Even though his paternal home is in the village Kuripara of Mymensingh, Raqibul had been there for a few times and roamed around like any other young fellow in the town.
But this time when he reached there, it was a whole different scenario. There were about 50 gates to give him a grand welcome, the roads were flocked by people. The house which his family left when he was only three months old and was deserted till then, was full of people.
Rakibul's deserted paternal home did not have an electricity line. But after Raqibul's heroics, the house was provided with electrical connection by the Palli Bidyut Office.
Rakibul was felicitated at the Kuripara Madinatul Ulum Madrasa ground. There Rakibul said that he wanted to give all of himself to represent the country. He added that he did not think he would get such a grand welcome from the villagers and asked for their blessings.