Kamrul Islam Rabbi: The symbol of resistance
In the thick of ups and downs in the first ever away Test encounter for Bangladesh against India, performances of a particular batsman is among discussions despite his ineligibility of being regarded as a batsman in the team. Kamrul Islam Rabbi, being taken in the team as a paceman showed his guts with the bat, defending a huge number of deliveries in the crucial ultimate moments of the game.
Rabbi resisted 70 deliveries to score 3 runs in Hyderabad facing sever spin attack from Ravichandran Ashwin and the rough pitch condition of the fifth day of a Test match. He even scored 2 runs playing 63 balls in Christchurch in the previous series against New Zealand.
Veteran Indian commentator Sanjay Manjrekar praised Bangladesh fighting spirit in the adversity of playing condition. The 208 run defeat might be inevitable after India imposed such a huge total in the first innings but the Tigers exhibited a tremendous fighting spirit till the last session of the last day.