While there are those who are tempted to abandon their dreams after a major hurdle, the story of Siraj Ullah Khadem illustrates the possibilities that can be found when an individual never stops chasing their dreams despite the cruel twists of fate.
Before the start of the first of the two-match Test series in Antigua, skipper Shakib Al Hasan mentioned that the Tigers would have to put up a better show with the bat, especially in the first innings, if they wanted to take control of the Test. It was pretty much a confession that Bangladesh’s batting was the area of concern in the first innings of a Test match.
Yasir Ali Chowdhury has shown great potential in his fledgling Test career and the right-hander is expected to play a big role in Bangladesh's middle-order on the tour of the West Indies as he fills a vacancy left by the absence of the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim. The 26-year-old, who will travel to the Caribbean today, spoke to The Daily Star's Mazhar Uddin before boarding a flight, discussing his plans and some other topics during an exclusive interview. The excerpts are below:
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.