Fahmi Ebrahim

Fahmi Ebrahim

The author is a Bangladeshi, a raconteur, a teacher and an erstwhile economist and political scientist. He finds peace in objectivity. He tweets as @radioslime (twitter.com/radioslime)

Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Why Pakistan keeps failing

If the purpose of the T20 format is to provide an adrenalin-filled summary of the game of cricket, then yesterday it succeeded. It is a snapshot, suspended in time, of two countries that have an obsession with their cricket teams which borders on the unhealthy. Through cricket we taste the macabre joys of licking our own wounds. But more on that later. Here are the facts: Bangladesh has defeated Pakistan in three ODIs, and last night it beat Pakistan for the first time in a T20 match. All the matches were played in Bangladesh. The crowds were fanatical. Bangladesh has ...

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