The Bangladesh national cricket team members will enjoy the Eid vacation this year with their family members. In a time when cricketers remain extremely busy throughout the year with home or away tours and global events, getting to enjoy Eid festivities with near and dear ones are increasingly rare.
He may have been the youngest member of the Bangladesh team, but 21-year-old Mahmudul Hasan Joy showed that he has a mature head on his shoulders on way to registering his maiden Test hundred and the first by a Bangladesh batter against South Africa on the third day of the first Test in Durban yesterday.
As expectations of Bangladesh’s pace-bowling department began to rise following promising performances from pacers like Taskin Ahmed and Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed put his hands up and showed that there was plenty of depth in the pace department on the second day of the first Test against South Africa in Durban yesterday.
It takes immense willpower and focus for a cricketer to forgo a lucrative offer to play in the money-spinning Indian Premier League for the first time in his career and return the very next day to pick up a five-wicket haul.
The current generation of youngsters may have not witnessed Shane Warne, who retired from cricket in 2007 after cementing himself as the greatest leg-spinner in cricketing history, but his legacy and aura are things that cannot be ignored.