View Full Version : Javed Omar Belim (Gullu) should only play test now !!!

September 12, 2006, 05:36 AM

As like many of us think BCB is watching this site and do consider some of our thoughts. Let us make them know that its time for them to consider Javed only as specialist test batsman. Let him always open with SN in the test matches we gonna play. Javed is actually some1 very good for test match due to his slow batting.

Mehrab Junior - let him play ODI's for few years n let him learn well by playin ODI and prepare for test when Gullu retires.

I think this is good thinking and BCB shld take this into consideration.

I dont agree that Javed shouldnt play test also. He should coz he is the only cool headed guy in test. He can even defend the whole day. He did it b4. He somehow manages to hang aorund there.

BUT for ODI's he needz to banned for ever. Even if Mehrab is not playing gud I m sure he will be better than Gullu. Gullu doesnt make things better for us. Mehrab is talented and wid bit of luck he can do far better than Gullu...

Guys, put ur thoughts for BCB to consider Javed only for Test and Ban him in ODI;s

September 12, 2006, 06:15 AM
No way. sorry pal. he should be out of the test side even. We need newer players with better techniques. Golla.. served well before.. but we have better players than him. So. wiht no disrespect to this warrior.... This bye bye to both form of game for Golla.

September 12, 2006, 06:25 AM
I agree, although I am neither a Javed-hater, nor a Javed-fan. He should continue, till it is proved that someone is better than him.

September 12, 2006, 06:49 AM
He should play only domestic cricket till he officially retires.

September 12, 2006, 07:17 AM
I think he's still useful for test cricket, perhaps his exclusion from the ODI squad will motivate him to do better. Depending on whether there is a better player than he is in his positiion, or if his performance continues to decline should determine if he should be allowed to play tests.

September 12, 2006, 08:24 AM
Just because he is slow doesn't necessarily make him suited for Test cricket. In order to play test cricket, one needs to have solid technique which Javed lacks. Ofcourse, he was better than other openers we had in recent times but I guess now its time to test other openers like Mehrab jr.

September 12, 2006, 08:28 AM
I also think JO should be excluded in Tests too.Though he is well-known for his tortoise batting, we have players with better technique and temperment than him for opening slot.I will go for Mehrab Jr or even Rajin Saleh in the opening slot with SN in Tests.

With due respect to his contributions, it's time to say good-bye to JO in both version of cricket.The sooner JO and selectors understand this fact, the better for the future of our cricket.

September 12, 2006, 08:41 AM
mehrab should open with SN. no more javed pls

September 12, 2006, 08:41 AM
He should play only domestic cricket till he officially retires.

oh, looks like u showed some mercy on him, finally!
i thought you would have said that he should retire IMMEDIATELY from all sorts of cricket.

on a serious note, guys dont be too excited.
IF,(hopefully not) any of our younger boys fails to live up to the huge expectation, i wont be surprised to see JO back in the team. Atleast for the WC squad. Reckon the board would go with the experience.

September 12, 2006, 09:22 AM
Gullu may still have something to offer in test matches, however we dont have any test sheduled for a long time, and i really doubt that with his exclusion from the ODI squad he would be able to maintain a high level of game in him to be considered in the future.

i think this is a very calculated move from the selectors who took the opportunity to out him form the squad while they can, and now they are airing the fact that he is good for tests and shouldnt be out of consideration, when they know for a fact that their isnt any test for a while, and therefore is very likely to lose his form in that period and hence be excluded permanently from both forms of the game.

as for the need for tortois like batting and the ability to hang around on the crease in tests, we already have Rajin Saleh for that, who is much younger, fitter and has a better technique.

As for Javed Omar Belim, i would like to thank him for all the has done for Bangladesh cricket, im sure he still has a lot to contribute, maybe not as a player, but as an ambasseder of our cricketing nation.

September 12, 2006, 11:18 AM
Thanks but no thanks. Thanks Gullu for serving the team so well... but no thanks.... we should be moving forward and not backward.

I hope they try out Mehrab in one of the future tests. Beacuse Rajin as an alternative doesn't excite me at all. I know he is a hard working... and I know he may be a little bit better than Gullu at present.... Rajin is that type of player whom you praise for his dedication.... praise for over-comming his lack of talent with extra effort.... but he is that kind of player who can be prototypical player for an associate teams ... not for test playing teams. Ideally players like Rajin should not be playing in test matches.

September 12, 2006, 12:57 PM
I won't write off JO from Test team yet (though I really wish I could). His possible replacements are, at this point, Rajin, NI, and Mehrab.

Rajin, as Fazal said, is technically not much better than JO. I think selectors are better off keeping him in the squad for the middle order than pushing him in the openning slot.

NI is probably technically the most sound openning bat we have now, but he has not shown anything yet to make a come back to the national side.

Mehrab ? Well, he is not yet tested against a quality bowling attack. So, I will reserve my comments about him.

The conclusion- we still don't have a good alternative for JO, and some catastrophic results in the Champion's Trophy and WC, coupled with JO's dominance in the domestic circuit, can easily bring him back in the national squad, atleast for Test matches.

September 12, 2006, 02:37 PM
I was happy to see Golla out ! But lets ask you all this:

If our new openners does not perform in say 2-3 consecutive test series and Golla keeps performing in first class matches...wouldn't it be unfair not to recall him? (Put yourself in his shoes and think about it).

I have the same feelings about Rokon. He was by far, one of the prolific batsmen BD had. Just because Atahar Ali didn't like his shot, he never got a recall, even though our Ash, Aftab, Rajin and Alok's performance were at the botom! I think we have not done justice to Rokon.

Everyone should be judged equally! Performance should be the only factor in selecting or discarding someone (not his name!)

September 12, 2006, 02:43 PM
Everyone should be judged equally! Performance should be the only factor in selecting or discarding someone (not his name!)
Which planet you are from? Do you know what you are asking/hoping for? In the history of Bangladesh, show me one incident in any field that perfomance was the barometer and people got treated equally?

(P.S. I agree with you though)


September 12, 2006, 02:50 PM
no to golla. he should not be allowed to play any sort of cricket

September 12, 2006, 07:50 PM
no to golla. he should not be allowed to play any sort of cricket
How about this..
no to Sovik. he should not be allowed to post any sort of messages in Bangla cricket

Just kidding! See my earlier post!

September 13, 2006, 10:35 AM
Tiger eye, Rudro you put some valid point. But should scoring run in domestic cricket is the only criteria? Then HB would not be in the team. Ash played reasonbly well in the domestic league. On the form of domestic performance Rokon and Shanto would be the automatic choice. Selecting Shanto in A team created lots of eye brow. Take example of TI. He performed more consistenly againest the better opposition for A team. But he can not translate a single time while playing with National color. Domestic performace should not be the criteria . Even Hick - the colosus in english county fail to perform at higher level. Very few could consistenly play well both in domestic and international. Dravid or Hussey are the few of the select group. Even Sachin does not have a glittering domestic performance (off course in Sachin standard) It is something either you have or have not. Unfortunately JO does not have it while HB has it. I would rather say
"Thank You JO for your service, but now it is the time to look forward"

September 13, 2006, 12:58 PM
How about JO for our future 20/20 team? No body discussed that.

September 13, 2006, 08:38 PM
How about JO for our future 20/20 team? No body discussed that.

u never know, he might revive his career as a 20/20 specialist..:D
wierd things do happen

Ishtylish cricketer
September 13, 2006, 10:23 PM
JO should retire from all form of cricket. He is a waste of time for our national team. He should think about what he should do life after cricket. JO is not good enough to deserve a shot anymore. Political lobby kept him in the side for long time but it's time that corruption ends and we think of the future of this team.