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Spitfire_x86
February 28, 2006, 12:25 PM
What was he thinking when he played his 184 ball 136? It's test cricket, not ODI. He should've scored 50-60 from 184 balls like a true test batsman.

He's showing all signs of an ODI specialist. Let's drop him from the playing XI of 2nd test and bring Rajin in his place.

Hatebreed
February 28, 2006, 12:27 PM
*counts bullets...*... dammit I'm out!

*leaves thread in angry mood*

pagol-chagol
February 28, 2006, 12:29 PM
Do you know that Aftab is not healthy after recovering from jaundice and was dehydrated in the last one day and was unable to attend the ceremony where he was given the Man of the Match trophy?

Spitfire_x86
February 28, 2006, 12:34 PM
Yes, but "fitness" was not the reason given by Faruk

pagol-chagol
February 28, 2006, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86
Yes, but "fitness" was not the reason given by Faruk

source?

Spitfire_x86
February 28, 2006, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by pagol-chagol
source?
BC thread (http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=16298)


28th February's Prothom-Alo >> (http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/8617/aftab9kz.png)

Edited on, March 1, 2006, 2:42 AM GMT, by reverse_swing.
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pagol-chagol
February 28, 2006, 12:52 PM
I wish the writer had said the name of the selector he quoted.

Ejaj
February 28, 2006, 12:55 PM
Absoltely crazy idea. How come Faruk thinks like that ?? Stupid! Aftab is one of the finest batsmen in bd team. He did show that he can very good in test tooo. he played that gteat innings againt England.. How come selectors forget that?? Crazy!!!

sadi
February 28, 2006, 12:55 PM
check yesterdays amardesh... faruk is the selector who said aftab is a odi specialist... there is also a thread here about it

pagol-chagol
February 28, 2006, 12:57 PM
So this "One day specialist" is not a slip of the tongue?

cricketboy
February 28, 2006, 12:58 PM
I think its right decision to drop AFtab momentarily. He is young and can always come back and have a long test career. At this moment he is a bit too aggressive for test cricket.

AsifTheManRahman
February 28, 2006, 12:59 PM
"khelata test shulobh mone hocche na"...??? what the heck??!!

shudhu odi khela dekhe eta bujhe kemne? odi te odi er moto khelleo dosh?? we should definitely drop ash from the 2nd test XI.

sadi
February 28, 2006, 12:59 PM
so is ash... drop him too

Fazal
February 28, 2006, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by sadi
so is ash... drop him too

and then you have a score of 179 for 8... :sorry:

sadi
February 28, 2006, 01:05 PM
so what... we are playing proper test... scoring runs slowly... who cares how much we score?

Ejaj
February 28, 2006, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by cricketboy
I think its right decision to drop AFtab momentarily. He is young and can always come back and have a long test career. At this moment he is a bit too aggressive for test cricket.

Cant agree at all with u buddy. Aftab is a natural stroke maker and at the same time.. he is a class act. I dont find any reason to assume that he isnt a test class material. In fact , heis one of the few test class batsmen of our team. How can his stokeplay and aggresiveness be judged on this issue?.. We are not playing test cricket when WG Grace was playing.. r we?

Kana-Baba
February 28, 2006, 01:13 PM
Amar Desh News Clip >> (http://filebox.vt.edu/users/cshahria/aftab.JPG)

The Daily Amar Desh

Edited on, February 28, 2006, 6:13 PM GMT, by Kana-Baba.



Edited on, March 1, 2006, 2:40 AM GMT, by reverse_swing.
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Asif
February 28, 2006, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86
What was he thinking when he played his 184 ball 136?

He was thinking of playing agressive cricket with total control... absolute beauty from a class act.


[i]It's test cricket, not ODI. He should've scored 50-60 from 184 balls like a true test batsman.


Where did u get this idea of a true test batsman??

[i]He's showing all signs of an ODI specialist. Let's drop him from the playing XI of 2nd test and bring Rajin in his place.

He has shown a perfect example of new age test batsman... test is not played anymore the way it used to be played before... its more aggressive and competetive. About rajin's inclusion.... do u want bangladesh to get out below 200 in the first innings?? Moreover, this is because of Ashraful we have crossed 300 run mark in a day in our test histroy.. it didn't happen if rajin was batting.

Should there be anymore confussion?? NO.. this thread is over.

AsifTheManRahman
February 28, 2006, 01:18 PM
originally posted by KanaThe Daily Amar Desh

bhai ucchabhilashi shot to shobai khele...tahole ash/habib molla ki dosh korlo? oderkeo chuti diye dilei hoy.


Edited on, February 28, 2006, 6:21 PM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.

Spitfire_x86
February 28, 2006, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by Asif
Should there be anymore confussion?? NO.. this thread is over.
Unfortunately you're the one who is confused. This thread is not about Ashraful at all. Just read the thread once more :lol:

AsifTheManRahman
February 28, 2006, 01:23 PM
Unfortunately you're the one who is confused.

hehe..that's exactly what i was going to say. :P

Fazal
February 28, 2006, 01:24 PM
Spitfire_x86:

You are too smart for us. Don't play games with us.:duh:

Shafin
February 28, 2006, 01:27 PM
...Gets angry beyond wit
curses spitfire
তারপর একে ৪৭ নিয়ে তাড়া


then....
http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/5499/ash9vr.gif

You all should get the fact that ashraful is maturing and he will rule the world cricket in less then 5 years.Name another player with age 21 and potential and performance matching ashraful.

Keep going Ashraful.

Asif
February 28, 2006, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86

Unfortunately you're the one who is confused. This thread is not about Ashraful at all. Just read the thread once more :lol:

Ha ha .... what does the subject say???

Subject: Let's drop Ashraful from the 2nd Test XI

Now, If you guys are talking about aftab-faruk issue... which is irrelevent to this thread... then u guys are confused and making others confused too.. there should be a new thread to talk about it.

However.. I wonder how dare u think of dropping ash... I love aftab and would love to see him in the side... he is too young to be branded as only ODI specialist.. I think he will be effective in this form of the game as well... but we shouldn't even think of dropping Ash.. there are other players to drop for his room.

In final note.. I still think this thread is pointless and my last post should have been the last one.

Asif
February 28, 2006, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by Shark_fin
...Gets angry beyond wit
curses spitfire
তারপর একে ৪৭ নিয়ে তাড়া


then....
http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/5499/ash9vr.gif

You all should get the fact that ashraful is maturing and he will rule the world cricket in less then 5 years.Name another player with age 21 and potential and performance matching ashraful.

Keep going Ashraful.

well... one more post.. to thank sharky... great reaply :great:

Fazal
February 28, 2006, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by Asif
However.. I wonder how dare u think of dropping ash...

Oh .... Wow...Bhaizan Khepse..... Bhaizan Bhoyee Amar pant bheje Geche.... Eberer moto ....Muf kora Gai na?

Sorry making fun of you. take it easy... every one have the right to express their own opinion... we may or may not agree.:embaressed:

Edited on, February 28, 2006, 6:38 PM GMT, by Fazal.

Mahmood
February 28, 2006, 01:38 PM
Rafiq was lebelled as One Day Specialist for a long time and was ignored from test cricket.

Sami
February 28, 2006, 01:39 PM
I saw ash's innings today and to be honest I was impressed, the only time I was slighly annoyed was when he took Dilharas bait to go for the short balls that he kept bowling at Ash, 3 balls on the trot. He shud have just left those and not try to pull the 3rd one, would have annoyed the hell out of Dilhara.
Anywhoo, I loved Ash's innings today. Brilliance... and the guts with which he played murali, amazing!!! test match or no test match, ash got the better of murali all ends out...

I dont expect ash to play stuck up test cricket, in a world where even high scoring test matches yield results. Make Bashar play the anchor, we have enuf batsmen playing from a shell... ash is like our pieterson, symonds [put similar names here]... gem of an innings today...

I was slightly disappointed when he got out almost at the end of the day, but then again i say, its better to get some run on the board then to stay not out at 60 and see the rest of the batsmen falling at the other end....

Ash played the perfect innings from my perspective. Gem of an Innings!!! kudos to Ash!!!!

Asif
February 28, 2006, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Fazal
Originally posted by Asif
However.. I wonder how dare u think of dropping ash...

Oh .... Wow...Bhaizan Khepse..... Bhaizan Bhoyee Amar pant bheje Geche.... Eberer moto ....Muf kora Gai na?

Sorry making fun of you. take it easy... every one have the right to express their own opinion... we may or may not agree.:embaressed:

Edited on, February 28, 2006, 6:38 PM GMT, by Fazal.

Fazal bhai... Ash ajka century marlo tarpor jodi polapan koy to drop him... kamon lage bolen? kono jukti asey??

So, baseless kotha-barta bolle to strong reply korte hoe.. After all I was defending ashraful here... then bhai-jaan was saying there is nothing about ashraful here when the subject clearly says...

Subject: Let's drop Ashraful from the 2nd Test XI

spitfire bhai... Nije thread open koira nije e jodi vuilla jaan.. then who is confused??

rudro
February 28, 2006, 01:51 PM
Let's drop Ashraful from the 2nd Test XI and include Spitfire_x86 instead

nayef
February 28, 2006, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
"khelata test shulobh mone hocche na"...??? what the heck??!!

shudhu odi khela dekhe eta bujhe kemne? odi te odi er moto khelleo dosh?? we should definitely drop ash from the 2nd test XI.

agreed!

Tigers_eye
February 28, 2006, 01:57 PM
before the SL series what were we talking about. Even after the 1st ODI?

1. The players have grown a big head.

2. Chamra mota hoisey.

3. Shob gularey chatai kora dorkar. Pita diwa dorkar. Fine kora dorkar. pododt theg chai. etc.

4. The players are too aggressive. Mentally not prepared. Need Psychologist to get over the mental hump of not hitting every ball.

5. They are not test calibre players and time and again get booked within 3 days. etc.


Now when Aftab is out for one test here comes out cry. i think this will only help Aftab and BD team. not the outcry but the exclusion. He would know he needs to perform day in and day out. Not throw his wicket away. (1st and 3ODI).
Here is some aftab's latest score:
2 (17) (1st ODI vs SL at SL)
18 (24) (2nd ODI vs SL at SL)
1 (9) (3rd ODI vs SL at SL)
0 (1) (1st innings vs SL at SL 1st Test)
8 (10) (2nd innings)
23 (46) (1st innings vs SL at SL 2nd Test)
25 (40) (2nd innings)

21 (18) (1st ODI vs SL at BD)
32* (21) (2nd ODI vs SL at BD)
0 (1) (3rd ODI vs SL at BD)

True he is one of the heroes of our 3 great wins, nevertheless he need to try to build an innings rather than play a rash shot and get out.

Also health wise he has some time to recuperate. That is the best thing than can happen to him.

RazabQ
February 28, 2006, 01:57 PM
Sarcasm 101 is required for Asif :)

Fazal
February 28, 2006, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Asif

Fazal bhai... Ash ajka century marlo tarpor jodi polapan koy to drop him... kamon lage bolen? kono jukti asey??


I agree ... there are days when you need to criticize a player... and then there are days when you praise him for his heroics.... today is Ash's day and all his fans to praise him.

Sorry I shouldn't make fun of your comment.... but sometimes I cannot resists myslef.:lol:

Umar
February 28, 2006, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Asif
Originally posted by Fazal
Originally posted by Asif
However.. I wonder how dare u think of dropping ash...

Oh .... Wow...Bhaizan Khepse..... Bhaizan Bhoyee Amar pant bheje Geche.... Eberer moto ....Muf kora Gai na?

Sorry making fun of you. take it easy... every one have the right to express their own opinion... we may or may not agree.:embaressed:

Edited on, February 28, 2006, 6:38 PM GMT, by Fazal.

Fazal bhai... Ash ajka century marlo tarpor jodi polapan koy to drop him... kamon lage bolen? kono jukti asey??

So, baseless kotha-barta bolle to strong reply korte hoe.. After all I was defending ashraful here... then bhai-jaan was saying there is nothing about ashraful here when the subject clearly says...

Subject: Let's drop Ashraful from the 2nd Test XI

spitfire bhai... Nije thread open koira nije e jodi vuilla jaan.. then who is confused??


Asif bhai...u didnt understand the point.....its like ....Ashraful Played The game as like Oneday game..And so does Aftab play,.....but ashraful gets the chance and makes Century...but Aftab has been Left out or the squad...and said to be that he is an Oneday Specialist. but Ashraful is nothing lessthen Aftab.....thats what is the point.

So now u can think aftab could've scored 50 in 55 balls or even in less balls. but got out Quickley. Wouldn't it be better instead of playing a player who scores 15 runs after whole day staying??

Think....These days Test matches are being played as much as like Onedayers.......Why Ashraful and Aftab shouldn't play like ondayers and get a Good Score???

Edited on, February 28, 2006, 7:01 PM GMT, by Umar.

billah
February 28, 2006, 02:02 PM
This thread is not the brightest way of making a point. This approach is faulty also, sorry to say. there is a significant difference between Aftab stats, style and strike rate and that of Ash. I think Faruk made an extremely smart decision. However, it is not because of the statistical differences.

For the stats, Ashraful has 6 fifties and 2 hundreds coming into the match, boasting 1269 runs to his name. Compared to that, Aftab has just a fifty and 313 runs in tests.

Ash's strike rate is 42.20 in tests, against Aftab's 64.40. Ash scored century on debut, beat the indian pacers mercilessly for his 158 and now, scored another century practically toying with Murali. Aftab has no such records to show.

No, Aftab, presently, is not a batsman of Test temperament. His ODI strike rate is a duplicate copy of Ash's. He is pacing pretty much the same way Ash is in the ODIs. But in tests, Ash already learned what Aftab will learn in the coming months & years.

Now, indeed, the other batsmen of our side did not score much more that Aftab would have contributed. So, why is excluding Aftab a good decision? Did the other batsmen probably occupied the pitch longer than Aftab would have? Most likely.

But more importantly, Aftab would have changed the temperaments of other set batsmen such as, oh, I don't know, Ash. He would have easily induce Ash to take risky pull shots and cover drives to get himself out cheaply. Instead, Ash got, Bashar, Pilot and a precious, demure 25-ball Kapali innings to boost him. If Aftab was slinging his gun on the other end, things might have been different. Remember, Aftab's only fifty in tests was a run-a-ball one.

Against our nemesis Sri Lanka, this decision of excluding the explosive Aftab shows a good deal of maturity in thinking. This is one reason we successfully occupied the middle for a whole day, set a new national record of scoring 300+ runs. Faruk did not fall for the temptations and kept his head. He astutely dropped the slugger from the test team. Wonderful decision, paid handsomely.

anakwalajinn
February 28, 2006, 02:06 PM
Lol, the first post was hillarious! :fanflag:
You should be a comedian mate! :bravo::great::saint::cool2:

RazabQ
February 28, 2006, 02:10 PM
Thank you Billah for an eloquent response to the - quite frankly idiotic - outrage that people have had on Aftab's drop. People are always shooting off the hip. I wish they would go back and analyze our selectors against other countries and then they'd realize that given our resources, the selectors are doing a pretty good job most of the time.

Asif
February 28, 2006, 02:11 PM
Asif bhai...u didnt understand the point.....its like ....Ashraful Played The game as like Oneday game..And so does Aftab play,.....but ashraful gets the chance and makes Century...but Aftab has been Left out or the squad...and said to be that he is an Oneday Specialist. but Ashraful is nothing lessthen Aftab.....thats what is the point.

So now u can think aftab could've scored 50 in 55 balls or even in less balls. but got out Quickley. Wouldn't it be better instead of playing a player who scores 15 runs after whole day staying??

Think....These days Test matches are being played as much as like Onedayers.......Why Ashraful and Aftab shouldn't play like ondayers and get a Good Score???

[i]Edited on, February 28, 2006, 7:01 PM GMT, by Umar.

This is exactly what I said.. please go back and read my first post.. where I said test is played like onedayers and we need to play in that fashion... aggressive provided keeping wickets intact. Ashraul has done the perfect job and shown maturity.

I know aftab is alike ash... but issue shouldn't be dropping ash to make room for aftab... there are others to be dropped to give a place for aftab

nayef
February 28, 2006, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by billah

But more importantly, Aftab would have changed the temperaments of other set batsmen such as, oh, I don't know, Ash. He would have easily induce Ash to take risky pull shots and cover drives to get himself out cheaply. Instead, Ash got, Bashar, Pilot and a precious, demure 25-ball Kapali innings to boost him. If Aftab was slinging his gun on the other end, things might have been different. Remember, Aftab's only fifty in tests was a run-a-ball one.





rn't u forgettting the partnership or ashraful and aftab against India... where ashraful scored 158?

these two complemented each other perfectly.

Tigers_eye
February 28, 2006, 02:15 PM
What an explanation Billah bhai.:up:
Faruk's decision was a good one.
But I still think Aftab will become a test calibre player in near future. We may see him as early as in Bogura.

Asif
February 28, 2006, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Fazal

Sorry I shouldn't make fun of your comment.... but sometimes I cannot resists myslef.:lol:

No.. your post was all-right.. you rather showed me the way how to respect others opinion :clap:

BUT... I think after such a good performance... ash doesn't deserve a thread like this today.. thats why I came hard on the issue.

billah
February 28, 2006, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by nayef
Originally posted by billah

But more importantly, Aftab would have changed the temperaments of other set batsmen such as, oh, I don't know, Ash. He would have easily induce Ash to take risky pull shots and cover drives to get himself out cheaply. Instead, Ash got, Bashar, Pilot and a precious, demure 25-ball Kapali innings to boost him. If Aftab was slinging his gun on the other end, things might have been different. Remember, Aftab's only fifty in tests was a run-a-ball one.





rn't u forgettting the partnership or ashraful and aftab against India... where ashraful scored 158?

these two complemented each other perfectly.

Yes, and failed to avoid the follow-on, which was so close..
Here, Ash played a well-paced innings, did not rush, waited like 5 extra overs to get to his hundred. These two innings of Ash, they stand in sharp contrast in terms of temperaments. Aftab was part of the first one, not this one. Here, we actually had a successful first day. Yesterday, Ash demonstrated a true batting style of a modern day Test match.

BonBon
February 28, 2006, 02:23 PM
Guys, calm down and enjoy the current state: that is we have scored 300+, and Ash has been playing superb. Dont get too greedy and we all will be fine

Asif
February 28, 2006, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by Cats_eye
What an explanation Billah bhai.:up:
Faruk's decision was a good one.
But I still think Aftab will become a test calibre player in near future. We may see him as early as in Bogura.

Good job Billah bhai... but I will support cats_eye as well.

Although aftab doesn't have a very good stat so far but he is much less experienced than ash... he will come out better with time but we need to allow him to play to get the maturity he needs. I think no will ever forget how much pain ashraful gave us since he showed so much potential by being the youngest test centurian. Besides, Aftab contributes well with the ball as well. So, his inclusion is justifed at the place of kapali provided if he is healthy to play.

Edited on, February 28, 2006, 7:28 PM GMT, by Asif.

sadi
February 28, 2006, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by Asif
Originally posted by Fazal

Sorry I shouldn't make fun of your comment.... but sometimes I cannot resists myslef.:lol:

No.. your post was all-right.. you rather showed me the way how to respect others opinion :clap:

BUT... I think after such a good performance... ash doesn't deserve a thread like this today.. thats why I came hard on the issue.

Asif bhai problem hoilo... eventhough we are saying drop ash... we are not actually meaning it... we are using sarcasm to state our point... sob kotha literally nite hoyna

Asif
February 28, 2006, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by sadi

Asif bhai problem hoilo... eventhough we are saying drop ash... we are not actually meaning it... we are using sarcasm to state our point... sob kotha literally nite hoyna

Hmm.. I understand.. but isn't it too sarcastic of a sarcasm??

sadi
February 28, 2006, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Asif
Originally posted by sadi

Asif bhai problem hoilo... eventhough we are saying drop ash... we are not actually meaning it... we are using sarcasm to state our point... sob kotha literally nite hoyna

Hmm.. I understand.. but isn't it too sarcastic of a sarcasm??

yeah I guess... but still its sarcasm right? anyways... take it easy... ash is here to stay... so is aftab... we are proud to have both of them in our team

Asif
February 28, 2006, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by sadi
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yeah I guess... but still its sarcasm right? anyways... take it easy... ash is here to stay... so is aftab... we are proud to have both of them in our team

Na sadi bhai... too much sarcasm is actually offensive.. and I'm offended for ashraful here :( which also made me :mad: thays why you guys are saying :down:

AsifTheManRahman
February 28, 2006, 02:58 PM
hahaha...this thread is jokes. :P "kana boger chana...."

anyways, although i don't support aftab's exclusion, i do happen to believe that the selectors are doing a great job overall; i'll have to agree with Razab here - they've done better than their WI/Zim/Pak counterparts over the last couple of years or so, and are getting better. so overall, there's no reason to hate them - 2/1 ta controversial decision hobei from time to time; i wouldn't wanna replace the panel as spme people are suggesting here.

and i also feel sorry for spit - i think Sarcasm 101 should be a prerequisite for posting on BC! :lol:

al Furqaan
February 28, 2006, 03:01 PM
guys. chill out:

over the last year, all teams including bdesh have scored at near 4 an over in test cricket.

watch SL score at a faster rate than us.

then complain

sadi
February 28, 2006, 03:01 PM
got to agree with you... there might be 1/2 controversial decision but overall, our selectors are doing quite good so far....

soulkiller
February 28, 2006, 03:19 PM
what an useless thread
spitfire should be banned
not for doings spam or anything
but just for talking TOTAL CRAP!
Ashraful saved our *** today,
without him the score would be 179
Now, would ya like that mate:duh:

:bravo::bravo:

pagol-chagol
February 28, 2006, 03:20 PM
Aftab has something rare in Bangladeshis:

1. Nerves of steel.
2. Conscious of an assassin.

He won't get distracted by Srilankan fielders' comments.

He won't care if you praise or criticise him.

He doesn't think about himself when he plays.

If Ashraful had Aftab's brains he would have been a world class player already.

I hope Faruq is doing this to make Aftab learn something, sort of like how he verbally lashed out Ashraful after the first ODI giving him a permanent brain damage.

nihi
February 28, 2006, 03:23 PM
On the first day of the fourth month, this guy sneaked a rubber snake into the neigbouring cubicle. The other guy went nuts and started jumping, "bhai shaap dilen ken shaap dilen kan, morlam morlam".

When the laughter waned, the perpetrator wanted to call it off and tried to explain, "Bhai eta akta joke". But there was no respite, "Bhai-re bhai ato boro joke (leech) kan, apnader ki doya maya kisui nai? morlam morlam" (jumping continues)

AsifTheManRahman
February 28, 2006, 03:24 PM
nihi - get ready to get shot ;)

DJ Sahastra
February 28, 2006, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by nihi
On the first day of the fourth month, this guy sneaked a rubber snake into the neigbouring cubicle. The other guy went nuts and started jumping, "bhai shaap dilen ken shaap dilen kan, morlam morlam".

When the laughter waned, the perpetrator wanted to call it off and tried to explain, "Bhai eta akta joke". But there was no respite, "Bhai-re bhai ato boro joke (leech) kan, apnader ki doya maya kisui nai? morlam morlam" (jumping continues)


Ato Bora Joke, Ami Bujhlem :great:

Sauron
February 28, 2006, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by nihi
On the first day of the fourth month, this guy sneaked a rubber snake into the neigbouring cubicle. The other guy went nuts and started jumping, "bhai shaap dilen ken shaap dilen kan, morlam morlam".

When the laughter waned, the perpetrator wanted to call it off and tried to explain, "Bhai eta akta joke". But there was no respite, "Bhai-re bhai ato boro joke (leech) kan, apnader ki doya maya kisui nai? morlam morlam" (jumping continues)

Ha Ha Ha!!! :lol::lol::lol:

Let's start a thread - Ban Spitfire and suggest punishments. That will serve him right for desecrating Ashraful.

Even better - let's make him write 1000 times "I love Ashraful" on a piece of paper. Anyone in support of this, please respond.

Fazal
February 28, 2006, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by DJ Sahastra
Ato Bora Joke, Ami Bujhlem :great:

Ke Bujlen? Ashraful Shap na Kecho thukku 'joke'?

Tigers_eye
February 28, 2006, 03:38 PM
Instead of "I love Asharful" he should write "I love Faruk".

Rubu
February 28, 2006, 04:08 PM
You guys never know, given the way faruk and co. is selecting team nowadays, we might see him out of the team and bring in someone like faisal hossain for him to play the 2nd test.

faruk has just lost it :down:

We need a new selection board.

AsifTheManRahman
February 28, 2006, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by Rubu
We need a new selection board.

isn't that synonymous to dropping a player for a few bad performances? come on man, aftab will be there soon. :)

sonarbangla
February 28, 2006, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86
What was he thinking when he played his 184 ball 136? It's test cricket, not ODI. He should've scored 50-60 from 184 balls like a true test batsman.

He's showing all signs of an ODI specialist. Let's drop him from the playing XI of 2nd test and bring Rajin in his place.


;) bro, think of this way, if he didn't hit so much and all other batsmans would have played their own game! then he would have get a chance to make a 50 but no more.. cause there need to be someone else to support him while he is on the crease.. but since for team bangladesh wrickets fall in every 5 mins, its not a good idea in my prospective

Rubu
February 28, 2006, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
isn't that synonymous to dropping a player for a few bad performances? come on man, aftab will be there soon. :)

Not quite. a batsman has to perform inside a field where he has to take actions very fast. a lot of the time, do not have the time to think. hence making judgement errors. faruk and co. on the other hand, has plenty of time to think and decide. come to think about it, they are the best selection board Bd ever had. but, they still have a l-o-t to improve. and day by day, instead of making lesser errors, they are making more. if not changed, they need to be shaken up by higher authority for sure. otherwise, it will keep going down and down and very soon we'll see the team is full of players who did not play cricket in years. (well, that might be a too much to say, but since they are already getting players who did not perform in years, how would you know if they won't do that too).

Spitfire_x86
February 28, 2006, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by billah
For the stats, Ashraful has 6 fifties and 2 hundreds coming into the match, boasting 1269 runs to his name. Compared to that, Aftab has just a fifty and 313 runs in tests.
Ashraful also had a lot of <20 scores in his early career. In fact, (except Bashar) most of our batsman are very inconsistent and their career stats also reflect that.

Ash's strike rate is 42.20 in tests, against Aftab's 64.40. Ash scored century on debut, beat the indian pacers mercilessly for his 158 and now, scored another century practically toying with Murali. Aftab has no such records to show.
Ash's low strike rate in tests has a lot to do with some 100 ball 9 inningses he played in the mid-point of his career. He almost always scored quickly when he got runs.

Many people already pointed out Ashraful's partnership with Aftab in the 2nd Test against India. It shows that he's capable of playing the role of sidekick in a Test partnership. He batted at #7 when he scored his 82*, so with all specialist batsmen gone, taking few risnks wasn't a bad idea at all.

Let's compare Ashraful and Aftab since 2nd Test against India.

Zimbabwe - Both failed
England - Ash failed, Aftab scored one 82*
Srilanka - Both failed

Edited on, March 1, 2006, 2:20 AM GMT, by Spitfire_x86.

Spitfire_x86
February 28, 2006, 09:21 PM
This thread has nothing to do with Ashraful. It's a protest against the decision of dropping Aftab from the first test XI by labeling him "one day specialist"

Flipper
February 28, 2006, 09:23 PM
I also point out to our only success in Sri Lanka 6 months ago. Remember that practice match? Rember how our top order crumbled? Rember the partnership that sailed us home?

Spitfire_x86
February 28, 2006, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by Flipper
I also point out to our only success in Sri Lanka 6 months ago. Remember that practice match? Rember how our top order crumbled? Rember the partnership that sailed us home?
Good discovery :up:

pagol-chagol
February 28, 2006, 10:09 PM
Prothom Alo today: Ashraful scored 160 runs in his last 13 test innings.

Wow.

I am glad they didn't drop him.

pagol-chagol
February 28, 2006, 10:12 PM
I just found the perfect metaphor for Aftab:

Aftab has the arrogance and confidence of Ganguli.

Aritro
February 28, 2006, 11:27 PM
I see the word 'irony' is missing from the dictionaries of all the people who didn't understand the significance of the first post.

Thought it was pretty obvious myself, but then that's just me ;)

Sami
March 1, 2006, 12:49 AM
Aaah! damn it spitfire... atto well disguised sarcasm!!! pura board rei antagonize koire deelen.

ami sorry asi for not deciphiring the main hint... :embaressed: