"The win can be an upset, but if you can forecast a win, is it still an upset?"
A Prothom Alo headline
Describing Bangladesh's win over India in a World Cup cricket match.
Bangladesh outplayed its South Asian neighbour in every department to win the game by a overwhelming margin of five wickets.
"It was a good toss to lose."
captain of Bangladesh cricket team
after bowling India out at a meagre 191.
India won the toss and decided to bat.
"Then Mushfiqur Rahim and Saqibul Hasan, with a bit of luck, much good sense and a touch of flair, shared a partnership of 84. Rahim is 18, Hasan 19, so it does not require a crystal ball to see that Bangladesh cricket is heading rapidly in the right direction."
in the Observer, UK
about Bangladesh-India cricket match.
Rahim and Hasan played a pivotal win in the team's win.
"I can increase the production at my factory by using machines. But there is no electricity in the village."
Owner of a cricket-bat production firm.
Nilufar Citigroup Microentrepreneurship Awards 2006; her factory now produces 2-3 thousand cricket bats a month, all of which are hand-made.
"I am begging just 30 days out of 365 from the people for my son."
leader of Awami League
before leaving for the US.
Hasina's son lives in the US.
"I would like to apologise, for such an incident should not have happened. The culprits must be identified and punished today."
who grabbed power in a bloodless military coup in 1999
about a police attack on the office of Geo Television in Islamabad during violent protests over the sacking of the country's chief justice.
"I'm a strong proponent of the restoration of the wetlands, for a lot of reasons. There's a practical reason, though, when it comes to hurricanes: The stronger the wetlands, the more likely the damage of the hurricane."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States
in New Orleans.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007