When Bangladesh’s off-spin-bowling all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz was hitting those boundaries on the fourth evening at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur to endanger a West Indies victory, his efforts appeared more like damage limitation than a serious statement.
As we were travelling to St Petersburg from Moscow by train while covering the 2018 World Cup in Russia, one inquisitive Argentine reporter asked why his country has such frenzied fan following in Bangladesh. The response was plain and simple. It’s because of Diego Maradona.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan’s antics during press briefings have been well-advertised, but the BCB boss probably violated the very essence of the game -- respect -- while taking a swipe at Mushfiqur Rahim’s decision to skip the Pakistan tour.