“If you are going to lose, you might as well lose good and proper and try to sneak a win”
During my childhood, my father used to tell me stories about the cricket and football greats during his playing days. My father was a renowned footballer in the Faridpur district and he played as a centre-back. Thus, he was extremely interested in sports and despite the popularity of football in then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, cricket was another sport, that attracted him very much.
He told me the stories of Hanif Mohammad, Fazal Mahmood, Mushtaq Mohammad, Saeed Ahmad, Nasimul Gani, Alimuddin, Vijay Hazare, Lala Amarnath, Subash Gupte, Nawab Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, the giants of West Indian, Australian and English cricket. It was through my father I came to know about a dashing English cricketer named Ted Dexter, who was equally loved by the people in…