"How shit you must be if I got you out twice!"
-Paul Harris to Andrew Symonds, Perth 2008

Saturday, May 1, 2010

To Bangladesh, with love

I'm getting slightly emo about tomorrow's game. Maybe it's because Bangladesh is back at the place where they sent India packing three years ago, and beat South Africa while they were at it. Although I don't think they are going to achieve something wonderful this time around as well, just because they are in the Caribbean playing a world cup again...a little part of me is hoping for that miracle.

Hence this video. It was made for the team during the 2007 World Cup. I love this video because a) it's on cricket b) it shows Bangladesh from a different perspective, one where the people are not dying, crying or engaging in corruption. Sadly, the bad things that you guys constantly hear about the country exists as well, but I thought it would be nice to see a different side to the place, for a change.

C'mon Bangladesh! It's Pakistan in a World Cup. We have been there before..and won! Let's have a repeat of that win tomorrow!

This excitement and hope is genuine. I promise!


Barry said...

Poor Deshis they would play Australia at Barbados and the Zimb team would play NZ and Lanka at Guyana.

straight point said...


Thiru Cumaran said...

Man, that Bangladeshi victory over Pakistan in the 99 World cup still remains fresh in my memory. I still remember Khaled Mahmud being the first specialist dibbly-dobbler I'd ever seen and, yet, he'd won the game for Bangladesh. Next day at school was crazy (having studied in a school run by the Bangladesh Embassy in Saudi Arabia), and we were all slapping our unsuspecting classmate, also named Mahmud! :P

Thanks for reminding me of that match!

Abdullah said...

Yes this is war=p ;-)