View Full Version : Rafique the Lion Heart
August 29, 2003, 08:48 AM
This is a tribute to a man who is definitely the major architect of our first innings lead. The man with a big heart and a stomach for a fight! His second 5-fer during which he bowled 1/3 of all the overs today was truly magnificient performance given the extremely hot conditions out there. He did a great job of attacking and containing at the same time with immaculate discipline.
Thank you very much for the memories! Keep making us proud Boss :)
August 29, 2003, 08:57 AM
Rafique did all the work but Kapali was smart, he mopped the tail (a very weak one) with a hat-trick, paji polapine.
Whatmore wnated individual performance and we sure did see some great individual performances by both our bats and bowls and Rafique has simply designed our first wicket lead by taking the big wickets.
Great job Rafique. Unfortunately, look like he wil have to do some batting as well.
August 29, 2003, 09:35 AM
45 overs bowled--what a warrior!
Delivered all the crucial breakthroughs for us. Salaam Sir!
I wish our batsmen had the temperament to keep a cool head and build on the hard work. Unfortunately, that was not to be. Mature, Bangladesh! Mature!
August 29, 2003, 09:39 AM
August 29, 2003, 09:45 AM
Hey we expect from rafiq like that.But we expect from Alok that doing another good job in batting because Bd team now really a bad position.If alok and Rajin get more runs for bd then we expected a good fight back again.Pray for
August 29, 2003, 09:46 AM
Hey trader where u get this pic can u tell me.Thxz for the pic again.
August 29, 2003, 09:56 AM
Rafique did a great job! And to think this is just a regular guy with regular physique and hobbies. No hyperextending limbs (ala Murali) or special text messaging skills (ala Warne). Just a hard working guy comitted to his craft.:D
August 29, 2003, 11:32 AM
Why is there always a controversy over picking Rafique? He is Bangladesh's best bowler, even with Masri improving. Yet he still gets left out (tests in Aus being last example). I was a fan of Moni, who bowled very similar long stretches, but rafique is a better wicket taker. I wonder why BCB derailed him a couple of years back, and if Bangladesh would have performed better with him in the team during those dark days.
August 29, 2003, 12:32 PM
Enamul huq Moni was considered as a better cricketer than rafiq not only for bowling but also Enamul's batting, although Enamul failed to show anything with bat and ball. Anyway finally selectors selected Rafiq and he proved them RIGHT
Thanks again RAFIQ BHAI for such wonderful,labourous,economic,hard-working,effective,enjoyable bowling
August 29, 2003, 12:46 PM
Didn't he once take six wickets in an innings on a pace pitch in south africa?
August 29, 2003, 05:43 PM
Rafiq is the HERO.....Go Rafiq GO.
P.S. Raj bhai Rafiq's pic deserves to be on our main page.
[Edited on 29-8-2003 by ehsan]
August 29, 2003, 06:20 PM
It was half the day. Then the next one came in. No pic is set up to be permanent on the main page.
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