Yesterday's match in the Cricket World Cup 2007 between Bangladesh and South Africa showed that Bangladesh's win against India in the group stages was not a flash in the pan. With victories against three big Test playing nations - New Zealand, India and South Africa - in last one month, it shows that cricket in Bangladesh is improving and Bangladesh can no longer be considered pushovers in international cricket.
In today's Hindustan Times, Sunil Gavaskar had said that after the recent losses of the Indian team at the World Cup, instead of deriding the Indian team the Indian cricket fan should instead praise the good cricket played by both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Yesterday's victory against SA goes a long way in supporting Gavaskar's comment. It is time the Indian cricket fan starts praising the other teams for playing better instead of just criticising our own team. The criticism is justified but not praising the other team is not. Time the Indian cricket fan grows up.