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October 20, 2003, 09:46 AM
Mahmud grows into captain's role
By Scyld Berry -Telegraph UK (article will be posted)

New article in Telegraph provides a rather good comparison I thought. Here are some qoutes:

One of the Bangladesh selectors who appointed Mahmud says they chose him for being 'mentally tough' when, by implication, most of the Test players were not; and Mahmud attributes this quality to the formative influence of these club matches.

The cricketer from whom Vaughan has learnt most about batting is the former Yorkshire captain and coach, Martyn Moxon; and most about running between wickets from the Australian, Darren Lehmann. Mahmud has learnt most from Steve Waugh

If you ask him why these games between Abahani and Mohammedan at cricket (and football and hockey) were so intense Mahmud, who played as a professional for both sides, diplomatically says he cannot account for the rivalry.

To his credit he handles the press pretty well and especially his answer or non-answer on the Abahani-Mohd rivalry.
The article also touches on the issue of cash disparity between Vaughan and Sujon; roughly 350,000 for Vaughan a year compared to Sujon's 7,200 pounds.
A whooping difference!

[Edited on 20-10-2003 by oracle]