July 7, 2013, 10:02 am
Mohammad Ashraful, born on July 7, 1984, is one of the most talented cricketers to emerge from Bangladesh. A clean striker of the ball, he was a struggling cricketing nation’s beacon even as his performances didn’t match his ability. His admission of involvement in match-fixing seems to have ended a fledging career that promised a lot but never quite got going. Nishad Pai Vaidya looks back at the enigmatic batsman’s career.