LOOK­ING MY BEST FOR THE CAM­ERAS

The Cricket Paper - - ENGLAND TOUR OF BANGLADESH -

I’M not often asked for a selfie by a stranger, but this week it has started hap­pen­ing reg­u­larly.

Now, I’m not sure why the lo­cals of Chittagong want their pic­ture taken with me. Maybe it’s be­cause as a west­erner linked to the Eng­land cricket team I’m a nov­elty? Per­haps it’s a case of mis­taken iden­tity?

Whether or not my ap­pear­ances on Bangladeshi TV this week will in­crease the selfie re­quests re­mains to be seen. As Alas­tair Cook net­ted on his own at the MA Aziz Sta­dium on Tues­day, one lo­cal jour­nal­ist asked me for a few com­ments on Eng­land’s cap­tain mak­ing his record 134th Test ap­pear­ance.

I was happy to oblige.Yet within min­utes, an­other half-dozen cam­era crews de­scended and I was off – giv­ing each a rather flus­tered view on Cook’s land­mark.

In a coun­try of 160 mil­lion peo­ple there’s a fair chance my mug was plastered across quite a few TV screens. I’ll let you know if the selfie re­quests es­ca­late…

Snapped: Selfie time for Cook

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