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Nasif
March 1, 2004, 01:46 PM
Habibul Bashar of Bangladesh recently bagged a pair in his first Test as captain, against Zimbabwe. Has anyone else suffered this unfortunate fate? asked Saurav Dey from Kolkata

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Well, it also happened to Mark Taylor, who bagged a pair in his first match as Australia's captain ? at Karachi in 1994-95, in a match where Pakistan's last pair (Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mushtaq Ahmed) added 57 and dramatically won the game. Taylor did rather better after that, though ? the next time he went to Pakistan (in 1998-99) he scored 334 not out at Peshawar. The only other man to collect a pair of ducks on captaincy debut was Rashid Latif (who by chance was Pakistan's wicketkeeper in Taylor's first match at Karachi) against South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 1997-98. Fifteen other men have bagged a pair during their time as a Test captain (but not on debut).


Source: Wisden CricInfo (http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2004/MAR/081998_COL-ASKSTEVEN_01MAR2004.html)

[Edited on 1-3-2004 by nasif : Link]

FaltuRidwanBhai
March 1, 2004, 02:36 PM
jaihok, pair kintu akta khubi dukkhojonok. bashar ar jonno eta aro kharap lagche karon tini keboli captain holen ebong tini doler akjon nirbhorjoggo batsman tai tar kache shobar chahida onek. jar karone tar pair ti kintu onnannoder tulonay aktu beshi chokhe lagche. tobe ami asha korbo bashar abar run paben. dannabad.

Piranha
March 1, 2004, 05:14 PM
Taylor and Latif were obviosuly given time to prove their captaincy skills. Taylor clearly paid off the selector's faith, while the verdict on Latif remains questionable.

So why not allow Sumon the same faith?Let him hang in there and we can judge his results after one year. Until them, <strong>we can show our solidarity with him by *supporting* his captaincy.</strong> Calling for a change in captaincy at this stage does not realy make much sense.

billah
March 1, 2004, 06:29 PM
Like your new sig. In light of the condition of the presidency in the last 20-30 years, that is an "Oxymoron", isn't it?:)