Those who condescendingly refer to the Bangladesh Cricket team as ‘minnows’ may already be eating their hats. As Bangladesh storms into the second round of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup tournament with an impressive six-wicket win against the West Indies, the Bangla blogosphere is exhilarated and furiously blogging their jubilation.
Blogger Ershad Baadshah and many many others are thrilled that the home team has created history by beating the Carribeans. Pagla Babu congratulates the Bangladesh team for moving into the ‘Super Eight’.
Mostafa Monir is all praises for the Aftab-Ashraful pairing. He feels that finally these two cricketers are displaying their true potential. Lutfur Rahman reminds us of an earlier comment made by Brian Lara. In 2004, Lara had said that if the West Indies team lost to Bangladesh, then he would quit cricket. Rahman wonders if Lara had read the writing on the wall and imagined that one day his team would indeed bow to the little tigers.
Blogger Ninduk points out another reason for Bangladesh to celebrate. The record for the quickest 50 (in 20 balls) in an International Twenty20 match is now held by Ashraful of the Bangladesh team.