Sixty seconds with Ishaq Shawn

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The latest Scintilla Centurion owes it all to his parents…

Emdad Rahman

1. Your best moment in cricket?

Getting the Man of the match award in the final of a 2007 cricket tournament at the Beanibazar PHG High School Field in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

2. How did you feel after your match winning century against Ford CC?

I do not want to point out my individual performance on that particular day as it was a total team effort. Personally, I was happy that I contributed to a great team win.

3. What do you like most about London?

People of all ages enjoying cricket. I like the standard of living. London is a very welcoming city.

4. What’s your favourite item of clothing?

Jeans and Polo shirts.

5. What is your nickname?

Shawn but school friends call me Boida/Dim (egg). It’s a long story.

6. At what age did you start playing cricket?

That’s a difficult one. I honestly can’t remember exactly but my dad made a cricket bat for me when I was in class/standard 2.

7. What is your favourite movie?

The pursuit of happyness.

8. Who is your cricketing hero?

Brian Charles Lara – Always delivered his best.

9. What is your greatest strength?

My parents: I am still learning from them and any good quality I have is due to them.

10. What inspires you?

My wife and daughter.

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Sixty seconds with Ishaq Shawn

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