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Zobair
October 24, 2003, 12:36 PM
Aftab pulls off a stunner to dismiss Giles in the first innings!


http://foxsports.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,5001,296608,00.jpg

Mahmood
October 24, 2003, 12:49 PM
Ouch.... I wonder what happened to his elbow and knee.

nasifkhan
October 24, 2003, 02:20 PM
A brilliant diving catch by Bangladesh's Aftab Ahmad spells the end for England batsman Matthew Hoggard during the first Test in Dhaka /AP

Zobair
October 24, 2003, 02:56 PM
nafis bro!
I just posted it 2 posts above :)
you ok? :P

Mahmood
October 24, 2003, 03:26 PM
Not his fault. I saw two threads with same pic, so I merged it.

I should have left a note.

My bad.

Zobair
October 24, 2003, 03:31 PM
nasif...my apologies...at first I thought may be you are sleep-deprived from all the excitement :)

Carte Blanche
October 24, 2003, 04:03 PM
This pic should have been on the main page. I'm certain it would be used in the future Bangladesh wallpaper. Something to work with BanglaCricket graphic wizards ;) I already have it as part of my wallpaper.

Zobair
October 24, 2003, 04:23 PM
Look at the angle of the dive...thats what makes it so special... instinctively one avoids diving forward like that for the fear of injuries to face and pretty much the front side of the body particularly the elbow joints at the point of landing...


Just goes to show how much we have progressed...a sub comes in and commits himself fully to the cause as if his life depends on it!!!! This is professionalism.

Arnab
October 24, 2003, 04:31 PM
I just want to throw in an off topic pic, as a tribute:

http://www.jonty.co.za/images/gallery/the_dive_big.jpg

DA MAN who started it all!

[Edited on 24-10-2003 by Arnab]

Zobair
October 24, 2003, 04:33 PM
who is that trying to make it back to the crease?! did he make it? who is the foolhardy fielder?! is this the final of WC 92?

[Edited on 24-10-2003 by pompous]

Arnab
October 24, 2003, 04:35 PM
This is Pak vs SA WC 92.

The infamous Inzamam runout by Jonty

Inzamam took three steps forward and was coming back comfortably to his crease. Jonty ran godknowshowmany yards from point and made a full length dive to deny Inzy by inches.

[Edited on 24-10-2003 by Arnab]

[Edited on 24-10-2003 by Arnab : Why did I write infamous?]

fwullah
October 25, 2003, 04:02 AM
only if our present current squad could have taken a catch like that!

Aftab is only a substitute who wants to impress everybody with his fielding.

But neither Alok, Mashrafee and Rajin could take catches like that - when the three of them are in the current eleven, although the attempts were there.