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fwullah
August 27, 2004, 11:42 PM
Star Sports is NOW showing interview of Dav Whatmore - in Harsha's program.

chinaman
August 27, 2004, 11:58 PM
Anything new? Any discussion about strategy or thr make up of the team? Comment about bating improvements after the Asia Cup? How he plans to use the rookies?

fwullah
August 28, 2004, 12:04 AM
Well, no details on the Bangladesh team. However, there were 2 things that seemed striking to me.

One is, when Whatmore looks into a certain player's eyes, he can instantly learn the desire of the player in his eyes. That is what he saw in Muralitharan's eyes, and also that's what he saw in Tendulkar's eyes. This is how he identifies "star" players.
In this context, he said that there could be problems with such "star" players as they think of others in the same level - this type of thing.

The other striking thing that he said is the following - Harsha asked Dav that winning the world cup of Sri Lanka from rank outsider's position was like a fairy-tale - what would be such a fairy tale for Bangladesh? Dav's answer was a series win for Bangladesh.

The program's name is "Harsha Unplugged", and it may have been a repeat program that showed today.

chinaman
August 28, 2004, 12:14 AM
Do you think it was from his old era with the Lankans?

fwullah
August 28, 2004, 12:23 AM
No, Whatmore's shirt had BCB logo.

Mueid
August 28, 2004, 07:03 AM
dint whatmore say if he found any star bangladeshi player by lookin at them in the eye???

SS
August 28, 2004, 07:13 AM
he found loosers

AsifTheManRahman
August 28, 2004, 07:18 AM
way to go SS :lol:

fwullah
August 28, 2004, 09:01 AM
dint whatmore say if he found any star bangladeshi player by lookin at them in the eye???


Nope, nor did Harsha asked Whatmore the above question.

Besides, Star Sports is a regional channel, not to be shown in Bangladesh only. As Star Sports is shown in all the South Asian countries, so the interest of the questions were mainly Sri Lankan.