March 3, 2007

Bangladesh cricket

Nafees strikes confident note

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Nabila Ahmed, writing in The Age, Melbourne, profiles Shahriar Nafees, the son of a freedom fighter who defended Bangladesh in its bloody war of independence against in 1971.

Under the tutelage of softly spoken captain Bashar, Nafees is now being groomed to one day take over the leadership of his country. Bangladesh's cricketer of the year in 2006, the left-hander says marriage to law student Eshita has brought him luck. "After the wedding, I scored about 400 runs in seven or eight one-dayers."

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