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Old October 7, 2013, 03:15 PM
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APRIL 26, 2013 - cricinfo
Bangladesh in Zimbabwe 2013
Bangladesh's tiger suit fan
Firdose Moonda in Harare

Harare Sports Club seems to have a hangover at the start of every day. It wakes up slowly and groggily, wiping last night's make-up from its eyes, as it squints to adjust to the brightness. Every morning is a lazy Sunday morning so you can imagine the jolt of surprise when Friday's one was greeted with a roar so piercing it rung around the whole ground for hours.

Shoaib Ali, Bangladesh's most passionate supporter, had arrived, complete with his Tiger suit and giant flag. He spent all the time on his feet, shouting. "Shabash, Nasir bhai, Shabash," was his cry as Nasir Hossain took the total close to 400. RELATED LINKSMatches: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare Series/Tournaments: Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe Teams: Bangladesh | Zimbabwe

His level of energy was extraordinary, especially when considering he had spent most of Wednesday night in the airport. A problem with his papers meant that he could not get through immigration and it was up to the Bangladesh team manager to rescue him.

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