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Miraz
June 15, 2007, 11:44 AM
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"Bangladesh will do better in Sri Lanka" - Ashraful
15 June 2007
Bangladesh's newly appointed captain Mohammad Ashraful believes Bangladesh will start performing in the test arena from starting with the upcoming Sri Lanka series. According to Ashraful, Bangladesh will perform much better compared to their last outing in Sri Lanka in 2005, which was dubbed as the worst test series played by Bangladesh.

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sandpiper
June 15, 2007, 11:53 AM
I wish we can do it :flag: :flag:
Ashraful, in his first assignment as a captain, wants to work hard to extend each test match to five days with some good batting display.

Protic
June 15, 2007, 11:55 AM
Ash should score a ton and atleast two 50s. 1 good innings and 2 moderate innings out of 6..is what he should aim to start.

MohammedC
June 15, 2007, 11:58 AM
I just hope we can atleast play to our ability

al Furqaan
June 15, 2007, 12:05 PM
Ash should score a ton and atleast two 50s. 1 good innings and 2 moderate innings out of 6..is what he should aim to start.

yes sir...

and i would like to see some 50s from the other batsmen as well...2-3 50s from each of our top 6 out of 6 innings...

and perhaps a ton here or there from someone other than ash, JO, or haba

gatekeeper
June 15, 2007, 12:14 PM
I just hope we can atleast play to our ability

Right. If we can do that I'll be happy.

Rabz
June 15, 2007, 12:20 PM
Time for him to lead from the front.
I'd really expect from him to put up a good show.
Looking forward to a double ton from him, the first BD batsman to score double century in the test.

sheikh
June 15, 2007, 01:12 PM
I personally.... can't really be much confident of Ashraful's comments. He is still not fit enough with his words.

Let me give you an example...just yesterday, I saw him in a TV program...a girl from that program was asking him….tell me some thing about your school life.

Ashraful: Umm...school e...aami...shobshomai fail kortam na..

I could not believe my ears. I was feeling so mean for myself as if I am in Ash’s position and everyone will now start laughing at me.

And believe me he was not joking !

Ahmed_B
June 15, 2007, 01:22 PM
[বাংলা]একটা কথা না বলে পারছি না। বাংলাদেশ দলের যেকোন ক্যাপ্টেনের কোন ধরনের আশাবাদী কথা শুনলেই কেমন যেন টেনশন শুরু হয়![/বাংলা]

sandpiper
June 15, 2007, 01:25 PM
can you plz tell me how to write in Bangla here?
[বাংলা]একটা কথা না বলে পারছি না। বাংলাদেশ দলের যেকোন ক্যাপ্টেনের কোন ধরনের আশাবাদী কথা শুনলেই কেমন যেন টেনশন শুরু হয়![/বাংলা]

sheikh
June 15, 2007, 01:31 PM
And how to read? :) I can see boxes only!!

Ahmed_B
June 15, 2007, 01:32 PM
can you plz tell me how to write in Bangla here?
And how to read? :) I can see boxes only!!

Please follow this setup process... (http://www.banglacricket.com/tools/bangla/index.php) to both read and write Bangla

SS
June 15, 2007, 01:37 PM
I will tell Ash to prove it first.

gatekeeper
June 15, 2007, 01:38 PM
Given the fact that it'll be a depleted Lanka side and new leadership and added spunk in the BD team, hey, who knows............

sandpiper
June 15, 2007, 01:39 PM
thank you :)
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Miraz
June 15, 2007, 01:41 PM
Given the fact that it'll be a depleted Lanka side and new leadership and added spunk in the BD team, hey, who knows............

It's not a depleted Lanka side. They have named full strength team.

Sri Lanka announce Test and ODI squads (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/../html/tour.php?id=96)

sandpiper
June 15, 2007, 01:44 PM
yes, Atapattu is back again, this man gives me jitters in the stomach :(
It's not a depleted Lanka side. They have named full strength team.

Sri Lanka announce Test and ODI squads (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/../html/tour.php?id=96)

SS
June 15, 2007, 01:49 PM
I don't see the reason why all captains of Bd keep on saying they will do better without proving their abilities first. First of all, they lack techniques and can not distinguish between good or bad ball. These mistakes should have been rectified long time ago before playing for national team. BCB should take the blame for not having specialist level coaches in U14,U19 and A teams. Though the new generation of national cricketer is little better, but they lack lot of temperment and patience. Atleast the later part can be corrected by practicing more and playing more longer version of the game. Playing in nets for one hour means nothing when you have a challenge to play test for full five days.
I truly believe captains should try their best before stating any comments. I will wait till the first test to do more drilling.

Miraz
June 15, 2007, 02:03 PM
I don't see the reason why all captains of Bd keep on saying they will do better without proving their abilities first. ..............................................

Well, that's a part of the job, keep the boys motivated.

I can see what SS as Bangladesh captain will say before a tour.

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Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2007
15 June 2007
"Be prepared for the worst in Sri Lanka tour, we lack abilities," - SS

:D

Murad
June 15, 2007, 02:12 PM
Well, that's a part of the job, keep the boys motivated.

I can see what SS as Bangladesh captain will say before a tour.

Current Tour
Tour Bulletin
Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2007
15 June 2007
"Be prepared for the worst in Sri Lanka tour, we lack abilities," - SS

:D

lolz

Dhakablues
June 15, 2007, 03:33 PM
Its a tough tour.. Srilanka is a very strong team with practically no areas of defficiency. They wont fail. Its just that Bangladesh will have to raise the game for themselves to a much higher level than we can expect from them as as an ODI team. By nature, Bangladeshi's are impatient,, and we have a team full of young players. Talent is not the question,,, patience is. (Ironically)Hence,, I would be extremely delighted when I see the game being streched to Day 4 if we can manage to. There is no scope for us to run and hide,, when we are at the "Lion's" den, might as well turn back and fight till the last blood that could be drawn out of the Sinhalese lions..

Omio
June 15, 2007, 03:54 PM
I think Habibul didnt have any 50 aganist Srilanka,
Hope he will get 1 ton of this series,

BD-Shardul
June 15, 2007, 04:01 PM
Omio Dada,

In the previous two test series against Sri Lanka, Habibul scored 4 fifties. Check before you post.

Electrequiem
June 15, 2007, 04:04 PM
I want to see Bashar bhai, Ash, and Saqib scoring Tons.

Is it too much to ask for?

Fazal
June 15, 2007, 04:15 PM
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Oh really !!!! Good to know that. I just hope he achieve it not by playing 41 balls 67 runs when team is trying to avoid Innings defeat on the 3rd day. I know ... I know... it was fun to watch... but to take the game further (as he is promising), you need to run for marathon not sprint... I hope he really realize that. Otherwise it will be all same-ol-same-ol...all big promises and no follow-up action.

akabir77
June 15, 2007, 04:48 PM
AshfraFuL just announced before leaving that if he can make a hunderd he will try to convert it to a double... thela bujo ebar... 100 korety parey kina aber 200 nia chinta...

Fazal
June 15, 2007, 04:59 PM
gachey kathal Gophe tel.... age 100 maro.... 200r kotha porey baibo.

damalChele
June 15, 2007, 05:21 PM
come on guys..its so typical of our attitude! breaks my heart.

we slaughtered bashar for his negative attitude on the field and now our new captain talks about positives off the field and no doubt he will approach his games in a similar fashion. we should salute him for that. what ash was saying is resultant of the entire team's newly boosted confidence. something we fans have been longing for a bloody long time.

there is an oriental saying and it goes something like "mind over body". if ash says he will try to convert a 100 to 200, that means he is very positive in his mind that he feels/can do something special. the body will automagically react to his positive attitude. even if he can't make 100 so what..the vibe he is giving is that they will try their utmost to get a good result, be it a loss or a draw.

have mercy guys!

Fazal
June 15, 2007, 05:30 PM
there is an oriental saying and it goes something like "mind over body". if ash says he will try to convert a 100 to 200, that means he is very positive in his mind that he feels/can do something special. the body will automagically react to his positive attitude. even if he can't make 100 so what..the vibe he is giving is that they will try their utmost to get a good result, be it a loss or a draw.

have mercy guys!

My problem with his comments is he is missing the first step. i.e. "If I score 50, I will make it 100". thats more practical and close to reality. How many times he scored 100 in test? Based on past performance, what is the statistical chance of cof scoring a 100? Only then his precondition of his promise is fullfilled. Its like saying "If I can earn a million dollar, I will make it 2 millions"
And thats why his comment is kind of without much merit. I would rather hear from him "If I score 50, I will make it 100" thats more closer to reality.

I like action rather than unnecessary and useless talk like this. And therefore everytime I see these I will complain. I will stop with a BIG apology only if he can produce what he promised so far.

Miraz
June 15, 2007, 05:32 PM
My problem with his comments is he is missing the first step. i.e. "If I score 50, I will make it 100". thats more practical and close to reality. How many times he scored 100 in test? Based on past performance, what is the statistical chance of cof scoring a 100? Its like saying "If I can earn a million dollar, I will make it 2 millions"
And thats why his comment is kind of without much merit. I would rather hear from him "If I score 50, I will make it 100" thats more closer to reality.



What about Ash's famous quote..

You score 30, I score 30 and we win the game. :)

kalpurush
June 15, 2007, 05:36 PM
Ash should score a ton and atleast two 50s. 1 good innings and 2 moderate innings out of 6..is what he should aim to start.

...Boss...it would be harder for the kids if we give them set targets, isn't it?
Just play hard their best...we would take the result. Show us your love and devotion
for your country...that's all we want from you, dears!:-D

Fazal
June 15, 2007, 05:37 PM
What about Ash's famous quote..

You score 30, I score 30 and we win the game. :)
well thats a good one in one way that he is giving his young partner a vote of confidence... on the other hand being the more experienced batsman it would be even more perfect if he would say "You score 20, I score 40 and we win the game":-D

kalpurush
June 15, 2007, 05:44 PM
gachey kathal Gophe tel.... age 100 maro.... 200r kotha porey baibo.

Fazal bhai...as far I know, nicher lukta besh koyekjon-k marsey....tobey 100 jon-k noy..khub kothin kaj...toposser proyujon asey aanek!!;)

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w215/obayedh/images3-1.jpg

damalChele
June 15, 2007, 06:05 PM
fazal bhai,
atleast Ash is showing some postive signs. how often did you hear Bashar saying things like that. the guy was a pessimist. new captain/team on the other hand is more determined to perform better. we shouldn't take it literally what he says. bear in mind he does have the ability to convert a 100 to 200 and has done so may be not in test or international arena. i'd rather stand by ash, even if he can't deliver what he says, for his positive approach than his negative thinking (like Bashar) "oh no here we go..we can't win against SRL"..

he is the captain leading the team. if he stays postive, it will no doubt be rubbed on to the rest of the players. reality check shouldn't be given much precedence in this regard. he has to motivate his team, after all its not a one man show. i dont care what method he chooses (big talk or whatever) so long as he inspires his fellow members in getting a good result. and the only way the team can perfom well is by thinking like ash not like Bashar.

AsifTheManRahman
June 15, 2007, 06:08 PM
Well, if he really uttered the words "Bangladesh will do better in Sri Lanka", in that order, then it sure does sound like a promise, and I'll be looking forward to some good performances from the batsmen.

Fazal
June 15, 2007, 06:26 PM
damalChele,

I admire your unconditional support for the team adn Ash. But don''t expect every fans doing that. Different fans will view every comments from different angle, and thats why we come here and preresnt our different view.

I don't think I will convince you... but I hope I will some other fans. here it is.

1. Its pointless to compare Ash with Bashar. Bashar is no longer the captain for obvious reason, and Ash is now the new captian.

2. I support our current Captain, but I expect him to be more intellegent when he opens his mouth. bashar should not be the litmass test or should not be an excuse for his own mistake (if any)

3. It's ok to be positive. But its NOT ok to promise too much or giving fans unrealistic expectation. Or making useless and meaning less comments like "If I score 100 I will make it 200". If he really thinks that, its fine. But media savy person would never reveal that. They would rather promise something that is more closer to reality like ""If I score 50 I will make it 100". Actually that is more bolder prediction than the first one. The 2nd one kind of give me an impression that he is still a kid in man's body.

4. If Ash wants to be a successful captain, he need to learn the tricks how to be positive but not too much unrealistic positive that will bite him later.

5. He is a new captain. The best way to create a successful career as a leader is to promise less at initial stage and producde some first to build some credibility. Only then people will forgive his (once in a while) unrealistic promises. Why creating unnessary pressure by himself upon himself?

damalChele
June 15, 2007, 06:57 PM
fazal bhai,
you are points are well taken. ash needs to talk like a diplomat when talking to a microphone. may be he will learn as he goes along, as to what to say to the media.

like i said we shouldn't take his statement too seriously.we know what he was trying to say. everyone knows that what he said was far too much a promise. but i get the impression that he is confident of doing well. thats the bottom line. CONFIDENCE. that can only come from his positive mentality. may be he feels that he doesn't need to say "If i score 50 I will try to get 100" may be he feels so good that he will get 100 anyway lol..thats overall a good sign as oppose to being terrified and shattering all your confidence before the game.

al Furqaan
June 15, 2007, 08:50 PM
My problem with his comments is he is missing the first step. i.e. "If I score 50, I will make it 100". thats more practical and close to reality. How many times he scored 100 in test? Based on past performance, what is the statistical chance of cof scoring a 100? Only then his precondition of his promise is fullfilled. Its like saying "If I can earn a million dollar, I will make it 2 millions"
And thats why his comment is kind of without much merit. I would rather hear from him "If I score 50, I will make it 100" thats more closer to reality.

I like action rather than unnecessary and useless talk like this. And therefore everytime I see these I will complain. I will stop with a BIG apology only if he can produce what he promised so far.

to ash's credit: there isn't much difference in his saying "if i score 50, i'll get 100 and if i score 100,..." he has seven 50s, to three 100s out of 60+ innings so the percentages are pretty close. thus, he has roughly equal chance of scoring either or.

to fazal's credit: ash was smoking something pretty strong, because suppose he bats flawlessly (fairly big IF), he has to have the partners to last long enough (i.e 200 balls) to score a double ton. i guess ash is also confident in his teammates batting abilities and form.

FagunerAgun
June 15, 2007, 08:56 PM
I hope this statement is much more than the lip services of habla.

Cryin Out
June 15, 2007, 09:08 PM
Time for him to lead from the front.
I'd really expect from him to put up a good show.
Looking forward to a double ton from him, the first BD batsman to score double century in the test.

I agree with you when you hope he puts up a good show,

As for a double ton..................... no way.

Cryin Out
June 15, 2007, 09:10 PM
I personally.... can't really be much confident of Ashraful's comments. He is still not fit enough with his words.

Let me give you an example...just yesterday, I saw him in a TV program...a girl from that program was asking him….tell me some thing about your school life.

Ashraful: Umm...school e...aami...shobshomai fail kortam na..


And believe me he was not joking !

What does that mean?

Cryin Out
June 15, 2007, 09:17 PM
I want to see Bashar bhai, Ash, and Saqib scoring Tons.

Is it too much to ask for?

In the same match, yes.

Cryin Out
June 15, 2007, 09:20 PM
[QUOTE=Fazal;482006]damalChele,

..................................

2. I support our current Captain, but I expect him to be more intellegent when he opens his mouth. bashar should not be the litmass test or should not be an excuse for his own mistake (if any)............................

D'ye mean litmus?

oracle
June 15, 2007, 09:24 PM
We need to get a better idea of the state of teh SL team. A team can experience a dip in performance eEven if they did well in the World Cup . I am hoping that SL would have lost some of the zest that they had a month ago. Maybe Ash is hoping the same thing..:doh:

Nafis_BD
June 15, 2007, 09:27 PM
It's great that Ashraful is really confident and is motivating the team but you know what I have to say to Ashraful?

Ashraful, bhaiya pls... pls... pls............ prove it! Pls prove that you can be the first Bangladeshi to ever score a hundred and be the first Bangladesh team captain who guided his country to a great win may be 2 against those big bad boys, against one of the strongest team in the world of cricket.

We have absolutely no doubts on you, we think you are a great player, a player with lots of talent and you could be a great captain and ets but this is the time for you to prove it, prove it to the cricketing nations that we win against any team in any given day and our players are not just some street cricketers, they are world class players and all but untill then bhaiya pls try your hardest to make all that possible!!!!

Lastly good luck to Ashraful and the team for this tour and hoping that we win and thw whole team performs really and Ash scores a double century nd plays really good and so does the others in the team.Inshallah all that will happen and we will WIN!!!!!!

Fazal
June 15, 2007, 11:33 PM
D'ye mean litmus?

Ya... thanks for catching my typo... (you will find plenty I guess)

Ahmed_B
June 16, 2007, 01:36 AM
come on guys..its so typical of our attitude! breaks my heart.

we slaughtered bashar for his negative attitude on the field and now our new captain talks about positives off the field and no doubt he will approach his games in a similar fashion. we should salute him for that. what ash was saying is resultant of the entire team's newly boosted confidence. something we fans have been longing for a bloody long time.

there is an oriental saying and it goes something like "mind over body". if ash says he will try to convert a 100 to 200, that means he is very positive in his mind that he feels/can do something special. the body will automagically react to his positive attitude. even if he can't make 100 so what..the vibe he is giving is that they will try their utmost to get a good result, be it a loss or a draw.

have mercy guys!
:)
To be honest... I dont see this attitude by the fans as 'so typical'... I rather see it as something new. Just a few months back... fans would go all crazy and would have started saying "great going ash-the master!" reacting to his high commments like this. But I guess all the humble pie matches in recent time, specially our test performance, has brought some sort of realizations into the fan's minds.... and they now know that what matters most is the standard of the game BD team plays on the field... and not the standard of speeches that it's captain delivers in pre-match conferences.

I will say... BD fans are learning to be more sensible by not going all "yaaaaahoo" at these speech-formalities by the captain.

fazal bhai,
atleast Ash is showing some postive signs. how often did you hear Bashar saying things like that. the guy was a pessimist. new captain/team on the other hand is more determined to perform better. we shouldn't take it literally what he says. bear in mind he does have the ability to convert a 100 to 200 and has done so may be not in test or international arena. i'd rather stand by ash, even if he can't deliver what he says, for his positive approach than his negative thinking (like Bashar) "oh no here we go..we can't win against SRL"..

he is the captain leading the team. if he stays postive, it will no doubt be rubbed on to the rest of the players. reality check shouldn't be given much precedence in this regard. he has to motivate his team, after all its not a one man show. i dont care what method he chooses (big talk or whatever) so long as he inspires his fellow members in getting a good result. and the only way the team can perfom well is by thinking like ash not like Bashar.
BTW... just a related question:
Ash & Mash initially identified their Test Match goal to be playing better and playing for 5 days in each test match. To be honest... its a very realistic expectation and it shows that they have chosen the 'one-step-at-a-time' method which is appreciable. But your Bashar-bashing just sparks a question in my mind: Would the fans be so patient to accept these 'one-step-method' had the same things been said by Bashar? As far as my observations say... they would not. Many of us would simply go annoyed and call this "playing-5-days" target as a sign of Bashar's callousness and lack of confidence. Just shows how highly driven we are by images of the players more than the ability of the team.

Antora
June 16, 2007, 03:54 AM
I personally.... can't really be much confident of Ashraful's comments. He is still not fit enough with his words.

Let me give you an example...just yesterday, I saw him in a TV program...a girl from that program was asking him….tell me some thing about your school life.

Ashraful: Umm...school e...aami...shobshomai fail kortam na..I could not believe my ears. I was feeling so mean for myself as if I am in Ash’s position and everyone will now start laughing at me.

And believe me he was not joking !

omg i was watching that program toooo!!! my parents and i almost fell of our seat whilst heARing him say that!!! it was sooooo funny!!!!!! I aslo found it funny how the host went
host: ashraful prothom kobe preme porechilo?
ash: asholo ami ... cricketer preme porechilam ...soooo when i was 13...
host: as in human being.....kono meh??
ash: nah.. ashole ami cricket tai main mone kori!!! ( he said sumfin lyk that)
that show was really entertaining!!! atleat he won a t.v... i thought he was gonna go hom empty handed...!!!
I thought he was a loser when he surendered and didnt want to cut the cake!!! LOL but it was cute how the model (4got name) gave him a hug!!! LMAO
it was also weird how he couldn't answer the most simplest riddle ... he iz dumb!!!! lol

BD-Shardul
June 16, 2007, 05:03 AM
I personally don't like talking too much. I prefer kotha kom, kaj beshi. Look at the Kenyan Captain Stip Tikolo. Never talks too much in the media, but tries best to prove their merit in the field. If we talk too much and then cannot prove it in the field, then we will have to tolerate comments like "Put up or Shut Up". As for the motivation, I would say that you do not need to do that through the media, because such media talks create unnecessary pressure on the players.

cricket_king
June 16, 2007, 08:11 AM
omg i was watching that program toooo!!! my parents and i almost fell of our seat whilst heARing him say that!!! it was sooooo funny!!!!!! I aslo found it funny how the host went
host: ashraful prothom kobe preme porechilo?
ash: asholo ami ... cricketer preme porechilam ...soooo when i was 13...
host: as in human being.....kono meh??
ash: nah.. ashole ami cricket tai main mone kori!!! ( he said sumfin lyk that)
that show was really entertaining!!! atleat he won a t.v... i thought he was gonna go hom empty handed...!!!
I thought he was a loser when he surendered and didnt want to cut the cake!!! LOL but it was cute how the model (4got name) gave him a hug!!! LMAO
it was also weird how he couldn't answer the most simplest riddle ... he iz dumb!!!! lol

Quit dissing ashraful :waiting:

cricket_king
June 16, 2007, 08:12 AM
I personally don't like talking too much. I prefer kotha kom, kaj beshi. Look at the Kenyan Captain Stip Tikolo. Never talks too much in the media, but tries best to prove their merit in the field. If we talk too much and then cannot prove it in the field, then we will have to tolerate comments like "Put up or Shut Up". As for the motivation, I would say that you do not need to do that through the media, because such media talks create unnecessary pressure on the players.

His first name's Steve mate. Not "Stip" (wherever you got that from).

Antora
June 16, 2007, 07:11 PM
Quit dissing ashraful :waiting:

me?? dissing ash??? no way man.... im just saying what iz true!!!!

betaar
June 16, 2007, 09:17 PM
I personally don't like talking too much. I prefer kotha kom, kaj beshi. Look at the Kenyan Captain Stip Tikolo. Never talks too much in the media, but tries best to prove their merit in the field.

If you have to compare then why not Pontng.....he talks a lot but he walks the talk.

BTW- Steve Tikolo would've talked if he gotten the chance which none of us is aware off since we don't know what goes on Ken TV.

MohammedC
June 16, 2007, 09:28 PM
If you have to compare then why not Pontng.....he talks a lot but he walks the talk.

BTW- Steve Tikolo would've talked if he gotten the chance which none of us is aware off since we don't know what goes on Zim TV.

Steve Tikolo is from Zimbabwe did not know that. :confused:

betaar
June 16, 2007, 09:33 PM
Steve Tikolo is from Zimbabwe did not know that. :confused:

it's been fixed, sorry, my bad.

Sohel
June 17, 2007, 02:12 AM
me?? dissing ash??? no way man.... im just saying what iz true!!!!

ash ain't dumb sis, he has been recognized to possess one of the sharpest cricketing minds in bangladesh, especially over the last two years because of his captaincy at the domestic level. in terms of the PR elements of being in the limelight, he is starting to overcome some of his youthful discomfort in front of the camera. just give him a couple of years ... not only is he a wickedly gifted cricketer who at full flow can efforlessly make us feel better about ourselves, he is also one of the most remarkably driven young men i've met in my life, and we should have good reasons to believe that this is just the beginning for our very own world beater.

Nafis_BD
June 17, 2007, 08:33 AM
ash ain't dumb sis, he has been recognized to possess one of the sharpest cricketing minds in bangladesh, especially over the last two years because of his captaincy at the domestic level. in terms of the PR elements of being in the limelight, he is starting to overcome some of his youthful discomfort in front of the camera. just give him a couple of years ... not only is he a wickedly gifted cricketer who at full flow can efforlessly make us feel better about ourselves, he is also one of the most remarkably driven young men i've met in my life, and we should have good reasons to believe that this is just the beginning for our very own world beater.

Yes absolutely right.Ashraful himself told me once when I asked him why he starts studdering and gets scared in front of the camera and he said that he gets really nervous around them and that is because he is not used to them, remember how Bashar was when he started captaincy and how he was when he quit ........well it's the same for Ash after he gets used to this he is going to talk clearly and with confidence and etc in front of the camera...also as Sohel bhaiya just said he has probably the sharpest if not one of the sharpest in the whole BD team!!!

_Rafi_
June 17, 2007, 10:43 AM
it is not easy because team selection is not enough to fight. Md sharif is not a GOOD choice and masud is too. alok sHowd be include. then our batting & bowling strenghth will increase.

akabir77
June 17, 2007, 10:49 AM
fazal bhai,
you are points are well taken. ash needs to talk like a diplomat when talking to a microphone. may be he will learn as he goes along, as to what to say to the media.

like i said we shouldn't take his statement too seriously.we know what he was trying to say. everyone knows that what he said was far too much a promise. but i get the impression that he is confident of doing well. thats the bottom line. CONFIDENCE. that can only come from his positive mentality. may be he feels that he doesn't need to say "If i score 50 I will try to get 100" may be he feels so good that he will get 100 anyway lol..thats overall a good sign as oppose to being terrified and shattering all your confidence before the game.

Damalchele Bro can you tell any quote from any other captain from any other team saying stuff like this? yeah players may be but not the captains. Hence it shows his immaturity.. but i guess he only can learn...hope he learns it quickly as possible...

Fazal
June 25, 2007, 11:16 AM
AshfraFuL just announced before leaving that if he can make a hunderd he will try to convert it to a double... thela bujo ebar... 100 korety parey kina aber 200 nia chinta...

So far looks like he is man of his words... he didn't reach 100 .... not even 25 ... therefore precondition of his promise doen't apply.

So I am not going to rip him for not trying to reach 200. I will rip him when/if/ever he reach 100 and fail to score 200.

But I am going to rip him if we fail to go beyond 3rd day which is most likely happen unless rain saves us. He promised a 5th day.

SS
June 25, 2007, 11:27 AM
But I am going to rip him if we fail to go beyond 3rd day which is most likely happen unless rain saves us. He promised a 5th day.
Ash should learn from me. I stopped making promises :D for what I can't do.

Ahmed_B
June 25, 2007, 12:24 PM
feel like quoting myself right now :)
[বাংলা]একটা কথা না বলে পারছি না। বাংলাদেশ দলের যেকোন ক্যাপ্টেনের কোন ধরনের আশাবাদী কথা শুনলেই কেমন যেন টেনশন শুরু হয়![/বাংলা]

crikss
June 25, 2007, 12:44 PM
is that another joke from Ashraful...

betaar
June 25, 2007, 12:52 PM
he said better, but he never said better than what? so it's still a valid remark....