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Old March 18, 2007, 05:13 PM
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Default "Bravo Selectors. We Were Worng"-- Daily Star

Musfiqur Rahim's performance forced Daily Star to concede that they were wrong in criticizing the selectors on dropping Pilot issue. I remember DS published endless letters from readers in support of pilot. But many of us also wrote to DS justifying Mushfiq's selection-- but those opinions were simply ignored.


Bravo Chief Selector

If you are a selector you definitely can't satisfy everybody. And Bangladesh chief selector Faruque Ahmed was no exception.

The former national skipper came under severe criticism when he decided to pick young wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim in the World Cup squad against popular choice Khaled Mashud.

But Faruque and his selection panel passed the acid test with flying colours early Sunday morning when little Mushfiq anchored Bangladesh to a historic five-wicket victory against India in Port of Spain.

The Bogra-lad struck an unbeaten 56 that contained two sweetly timed sixes after holding on to the catch of his life during the Indian innings that dismissed one-day cricket's leading batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

His matured innings and agility behind the stump not only justified the faith of the selectors but also proved his critics including this newspaper wrong.

It now emerged as the Faruque-led panel's 'brave' decision.

Source: Daily Star
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Old March 18, 2007, 05:18 PM
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Nice to see DS eating their words also.
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Old March 18, 2007, 05:24 PM
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Former Captain Akram Khan also conceded that he was wrong in criticizing the selectors. Here are his words:

"I made a mistake by criticizing the selectors. What a cool customer he (Mushfiqur) is. I must say that the selectors were right. Actually, the young guys' attitude towards the game is totally different from our generation," Akram Khan admitted.

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Old March 18, 2007, 05:36 PM
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i just want to see what lipu says about mushfiq
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Old March 18, 2007, 05:41 PM
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The Mushfiq gambit paid off, and oh so handsomely ! I am so glad.
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Old March 18, 2007, 05:44 PM
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I must also confess I was wrong in supporting Pilot's inclusion. I have seen a lot of cricket but a 18 year old keeping his cool and playing so wonderfully in such a tensed match was really impressive. Pilot's career is over.
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Old March 18, 2007, 05:45 PM
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Yes DS was wrong. I am happy that we always backed mushy on this.
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I feel some members should also apologize to selectors for their unruly comments.
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Old March 18, 2007, 06:26 PM
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Mushfiqur Rahim did a splendid job!
He had so much pressure on his shoulder and still he managed to perform brilliantly.
I'm happy with the selector's choice!
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Old March 18, 2007, 06:30 PM
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Mushfiqur Rahim did a splendid job!
He had so much pressure on his shoulder and still he managed to perform brilliantly.
I'm happy with the selector's choice!
Anika, please use plain text and black color in your posts.

Thanks.
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well done mushfiq............
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Quote:
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Mushfiqur Rahim did a splendid job!
He had so much pressure on his shoulder and still he managed to perform brilliantly.
I'm happy with the selector's choice!
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Anika, please use plain text and black color in your posts.

Thanks.
Come on nothing wrong with a little color, and Mushe did a fine a job I need to find a new nick for him though.

Aftab,Rasel and Sakib don't need nicks but Ash, Mash, Hablu are good nicks but Mushie?
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Quote:
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Mushfiqur Rahim did a splendid job!
He had so much pressure on his shoulder and still he managed to perform brilliantly.
I'm happy with the selector's choice!
I agree with you Anika.. He is young and the way you handled it was splendid...
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cricman : Mushy is the best..nick for him.. !
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Aftab,Rasel and Sakib don't need nicks but Ash, Mash, Hablu are good nicks but Mushie?
I think a more common nick for Mashrafe is Masri. People used to call him Koushik back in the time, but I have not heard anyone (other than Andy Roberts) calling him by that nick recently.
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Old March 18, 2007, 07:46 PM
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it's good to see that the media/ex-captains are backing mushfiq now. we wouldn't want them to continue putting pressure on him just because he happened to be selected over pilot.
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Old March 18, 2007, 07:51 PM
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can we go back and search for those who wanted the head of selector for pilot...
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It's brave on DS's part to admit this...which show class...but I still don't agree with them terming Selectors decision as 'brave'....

I still think the decision was wise, timely and overdue.
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Old March 18, 2007, 09:41 PM
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all the fans in this forum backing mushfiq should shout out a big 'I told you so.' Even if Mushfiq, Tamim, Sakib all failed it still would have been the right decision. Sometimes in our zeal we fail to look at the bigger picture. Its just disappointing when the esteemed sports columnists and the so called experts, whose opinions hold so much sway, cannot have such insights!
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Old March 18, 2007, 10:16 PM
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Good on DS... you gotta be man enough to realise you made a mistake and concede it ...right so...

Good on ya Mushi... you hv made us proud...
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