1.”well , actually the day wasn’t for us ”
2.”We couldn’t play expectedly”
3. “Our technique is OK, but we have some problems in implementations”
4.” We had lack of concentration”
My intelligent readers, I hope all of you have understood already that these craps are nothing but dialogs spoken by our cricketers , after losing a game very badly.
Please don’t think , I am one of those , who are always one step ahead to execute the cricketers without realizing the situation. Read my blog carefully and I hope , then you will catch my point.
A bit rewind.
Few years ago when Bangladesh got the test status, everybody was so excited. Nothing strange in this. But I ( and I know many of you too) thought, that was something too early and inappropriate. I can still remember those days, when I told my friends that “Its to early for Bangladesh and most probably it’s harmful too”, they all stared at me with enormous disgust and tried to prove me a pessimistic one. I had to stop that day. But unfortunately after so many years , my words are becoming true 😦
I am neither a super-powered saint nor a cricket analyzer. I am ( actually was) just a great fan of cricket, who watched almost every game broadcasted in TV, even 5 day test match between Newzeland and Zimbabwe. From those games , I learned a simple thing , the true spirit of cricket. And that was the reason bothered me about test status.
Test cricket is nothing but a ordeal of concentration. You have to concentrate hard on the field.Unfortunately our cricketers still don’t have the ability to stay in crease for 50 overs in 95% matches. They are suffering in maximum one day matches to stay 50 overs. Its always our tail ender batsman , who don’t let us drown completely !
If you are a well informed and sports lover citizen of Bangladesh , you must have known the bureaucratic effort behind getting the test status. Obviously I am not ignoring the player skill , team effort and other stuffs, but I can’t ignore that “table-effort” too. You can achieve anything in table talk , but remember it’s cricket. Ultimately you have to perform in the field, no super hero of bureaucracy can save you there until and unless you help yourself.
I guess theres nothing to hide here. We can shout as much loud as we can that we have tremendous brilliant cricketers, but that doesn’t alter the reality. Not only mind blowing strokes are cricket, but also superior level of concentration is cricket. That’s why critics place batsman like Rahul Dravid in front of Jayasuriya.
Actually its not worthy to blame something of past. We i.e. our cricket head should realize the simple thing, the thing every cricket viewer can understand. We need to play longer version of cricket. We should introduce 3 day ( or 5 day if possible) matches in our very root level of cricket. Our selectors and policy makers are very much busy in grabbing their commission from cricketers by managing them foreign brand sponsors. Now it’s time for them to look at cricket. Limited over cricket is not everything. We should remember that the posh cricket is the test cricket. If we need to enter the elite class of cricket, no alternative of performing well in test matches.
Success never can be achieved in any short-cut way.