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Old April 26, 2006, 06:39 PM
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miraz bhai,

i agree with you 100%.

but as sauron bhai said, ash needs to learn a valuable lesson. he was dropped once before, and his stats improved markedly since that time (england series 2003). however, those improvements are not enough that he or we should be satisfied with. thus, he has been dropped again.

a couple of years ago, i would have been vehemently opposed to such action because if would deprive us of seeing ash potentially explode or him from experience. but it really wouldn't have mattered much. we would lose with him or without.

nowadays, bangladesh will win ODIs fairly frequently. we have proved that, and as we continue to improve our wins will be more commonplace. so by leaving ash out, we do hurt our chances of winning, but lets face it, a win even against Australia is not that valuable anymore. we are used to winning.

so this treatment for ash will benefit him, the fans, his supporters, and most importantly the team/nation.

ashraful is great, but that means that his responsibility is all the greater than MOST of his teammates.
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