October 15, 1981, Ferryghat, Khulna
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Brought in to replace Khaled Mashud in 2003, Mohammad Salim knew his time with the national team would depend on the selectors' willingness to do without the former national captain. Mashud was under enquiry by the BCB after the 2003 World Cup debacle, and three matches into the subsequent tri-series involving South Africa and India, Salim was called up by the new set of selectors as a means to punish Mashud. The Khulna-born wicketkeeper had one dismissal in his ODI debut, before being picked for the two Tests against South Africa. He aggregated 49 runs in the series, and was dropped thereafter in favor of Mashud.
But Salim had better memories for Khulna, for whom he played till the 2008-09 season, scoring a few runs and a effecting plenty of dismissals. He continues to play club cricket, though he had to give up his Khulna spot for younger wicketkeepers.
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