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Cricket wins are great, but …

July 16, 2015
Subir Bhaumik
Cricket wins are great, but …

Mashrafe Mortaza’s Tigers in red-and-green have given Bangladesh much to celebrate this summer of 2015. Back-to-back ODI series wins against Pakistan, India, and South Africa are like a dream script of sporting success that will make any new cricket-playing nation proud. Reaching the World Cup quarterfinals before that, also proved the Tigers are not...
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Cricket victories reflect larger resurgence of Bangladesh

June 26, 2015
Subir Bhaumik
Cricket victories reflect larger resurgence of Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s back-to-back win in two ODI cricket series against Pakistan and India within two months is no flash in the pan. And this does not prove just its emerging cricketing prowess. It is a manifestation of the all-round progress that South Asia’s youngest nation has made since Henry Kissinger sneeringly called it a “basket case”...
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Opti-mystique Ash

February 27, 2011
Shobhon Shahabuddin
Opti-mystique Ash

It was Muralidharan’s backyard, Colombo, September 2001 and Ashraful, just past 17 and making his Test debut, fares no better than his clueless team-mates who fail to crawl beyond 90 in the first innings after a typical terrorising spell of five for 13 by the greatest off-spinner of them all.
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