Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

More than a translator

Those watching the post-match presentation following the end of the second Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh on television would have been lucky enough to witness a feat in ‘translation’ by Tigers captain Mushfiqur Rahim.
Rahim, who had won the man-of-the-match award for his sterling performances with the bat, added another feat to his cap, while standing in as translator for man-of-the-series Robiul Islam.
While the post-match presenter directed his questions at Robiul, Mushfiqur standing in as interpreter translated both question and an answer of his choosing to the beleaguered Robiul who just nodded in agreement.
The fast bowler may have made many batsmen cower under his accurate spells in the last two weeks, but here, he was the one who looked like a rabbit caught under the headlights as his captain answered all his questions for him, barely waiting for Robiul to give his consent.
The diminutive wicket-keeper clearly showed who was in charge!