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Sohel
June 2, 2008, 07:09 AM
Kaupal-ta bhaloi ... :D

One of the best things about living in Dhaka for me has been watching Alok bat in domestic cricket. A class apart in both forms of the sport, not T20I obviously, he always promises a lot before letting his mental demons and naysayers get the better of him at the highest level.

I wanted him to play lots of A Team cricket before making a comeback, simply because I want him to sustain it this time and serve our country well by doing so.

Disclaimer: many people are responsible for the following construct. There are mysterious contradictions, and unrealized potential for undiscovered interests inherent in every personality, and the profile reflects that.

One always has the option of accepting what's in the profile or not, but whatever YOU do, allow me to suggest a bit of creative thinking and free association to relate some of the things to his cricket, and finally -- a grain of salt ... :)

Very attractive and popular to everyone who meets him, his charm helps him to get his own way and prevents others from getting angry with him. "Peace and harmony at all costs" is his battle cry.

Those who haven’t met him find his perceived charm almost unbearable.

He always tries to ameliorate or to cosmetically hide any physical ugliness or any angry feelings between people. Flashy, but not gaudy, he prefers to dress elegantly.

He generally has good taste in music, art and literature. That said, he needs to be aware of the tendency to compromise himself in his attempt to be agreeable at all times.

A bit of a social butterfly, at times he can be vain and lazy. For the most part, however, he is gracious and affectionate, and his pleasant demeanor serves as a role model to others.

Extremely serious and mature, he is capable of accepting responsibilities and does so willingly. Others expect him to be dutiful as a matter of course.

He tends to get angry when people get rewards after not having worked anywhere near as hard as him.

He is goal-oriented and an achiever by nature – he’s a hard worker and is justifiably proud of the tangible results of his efforts.

He tends to have "tunnel-vision" -- this allows him to block out extraneous matters that might distract others and to concentrate totally on the matter at hand. As such, you is the ideal one to manage or administrate any ongoing project and to be practical and efficient at it.

He is not a fast worker, but he is quite thorough. He is known for being totally persistent, tenacious and tireless in reaching his goals.

An idealist, he prefers the grand, the beautiful, the good and the noble.

He gets very disappointed when his high expectations in life are not met. Very curious by nature, he enjoys traveling and learning about other peoples and cultures.

He needs to try to avoid his tendency to ignore the small but important details of living. He’s independent and free, and he wants others to be that way, too.

Optimistic, buoyant and cheerful, others like to have him around. He has an incessant desire to learn as much as possible about metaphysics, religion, philosophy and any other broad, deep subject. His life tends to be punctuated by bursts of energy and frenetic activity.

He is a careful thinker, very cautious and conservative. He’s quite skillful at organizing, directing and planning activities. Practical and useful things interest him, and although he’s attracted to abstract thoughts or ideas, he can easily separate them from a particular project at hand.

With his tendency to be highly focused and very goal-oriented, he has a good head for business. But like Abir, he needs to be aware of a tendency to be narrow-minded and dogmatic. Also like Abir, his sense of humor tends toward being earthy and slapstick crude amongst friends.

His feelings about others are deep, powerful, intense and complex. When he likes someone, he does so totally and obsessively. If he does not like someone, they do not exist.

His faithfulness and loyalty to those he cares about is unquestioned. Indeed at times it is too much so -- he gets so possessive that he almost smothers his family and friends with constant attention.

At times, his feelings are kept deep within himself and, because they are so complex and intense, they frighten him -- this is the way that he tries to ignore them. But the more he tries to do this, the more explosive things get when he eventually does express them.

He’s very aware of the need to cooperate with others in order to further any effort. He is usually willing to compromise with others, although he can be quite competitive in a friendly way.

Very fair- minded and impartial, he has the ability to sense injustice and the desire to take corrective actions to make proper compensations. He sees both sides of issues and questions, but he tends to be undecided or wavering when forced to make choices that might make him vulnerable or unpopular.

He has a very strong sense of ethics and morality. He is widely read and may also be widely traveled because he is sincerely interested in expanding his knowledge of the world around him.

At times, he has an annoying tendency to be self-righteous and preachy about his belief system. He is usually quite idealistic and demands the right to be able to explore the entire world of experiences himself. Remembering to grant others the similar right -- be tolerant and not dogmatic – is something that can only help him, and all those around him, be happier.

Like Abir, he tends to release emotional energies only very reluctantly. This is partly due to the fear of what horrible calamity might occur should they be released -- his emotions are terribly complicated and intense.

Like Abir, he should try not to repress these energies entirely, however, or he too will succumb to negative and destructive forms of compulsive behavior. He MUST lighten up and give himself the freedom to look awkward or silly once in a while. The relief felt will be quite therapeutic and the embarrassment (whether it is real or imagined) will pass quickly.

SS
June 2, 2008, 07:44 AM
"If one can manage 60 average in domestic competition then he would be able to make it 30 in international level," Alok says. Good thing he realized that he has to work really hard to get to that level. I doubt he will score big but at this moment even few runs in the middle can lift our morale.
All our batsmen are same, so blaming one does not help. But this will be a acid test for him.

Sohel
June 2, 2008, 08:14 AM
"If one can manage 60 average in domestic competition then he would be able to make it 30 in international level," Alok says. Good thing he realized that he has to work really hard to get to that level. I doubt he will score big but at this moment even few runs in the middle can lift our morale.

All our batsmen are same, so blaming one does not help. But this will be a acid test for him.

Bingo ... :big_hug:

BTW, he looked really focused in the nets yesterday. My fingers are crossed.

bujhee kom
June 2, 2008, 08:56 AM
thank you sohel bhaiya, this is great!
i pray for kapali so that he brings out his glory soon. he is definitely one of the most unappreciated star cricketers bd gave birth to.

Tigers_eye
June 2, 2008, 09:23 AM
Wish him all the best. Make best use of the opportunity he is getting.

lamisa
June 2, 2008, 11:07 AM
very fine indeed sohel bhai!

Rabz
June 2, 2008, 11:20 AM
BTW, he looked really focused in the nets yesterday. My fingers are crossed.

Were you there?

BANFAN
June 2, 2008, 11:21 AM
Always had luck with selectors, hope he had some of it with bat as well. May u have good luck this time, Kapali.

thebest
June 2, 2008, 11:42 AM
He is no hopper with two fluke innings. I would put my money on Ash to score a fluke 50 than this guy.
Where is Rubu? There is an Aloukik Thread and no Rubu.
BTW, Sohel Bhai you have such good writing skill. Why are you wasting time on writing on some crap player? You should write on real issues or could write fiction professionally; who knows you may be our Arundhuty Roy.

Fazal
June 2, 2008, 01:40 PM
Rubu is now happily married no longer dazzled by Alok's charm.

SS
June 2, 2008, 01:42 PM
Attractive and Popular
His one innings and smile made him a Charmer
Bhula ki jai West Indies Innings ter
Sohel Bhai er writing e shob kane nam tar
Janlam amra shobai he is gracious, affectionate and has pleasant demeanor
Net practice chobita teo deke mone holo hard worker
Kintu jokhon chance pai fail kore however
Is he very tensed by nature
Amra shobai disappointed bollam Aloukik kopal tar
Description ase she kina careful thinker
Keno parena korte shujoger shod baboher
Aftab mia bhanglo tar finger
Aei Shujuge Dak porlo tar abar
Alok bhaya, if you really care
If you don’t perform, tomar nam add hobe with the pair (AA)
Listen to the prediction of the Wise ppl in BC, If you want to become happier
Who predicted you might succumb in negative forms of compulsive behavior
Rat din ghum nai, kono kisu upae nai, Kapali bat dhore shesh bar
Pathan, Sreeshnath, Gul ar Tanvir gola churlo aei bar
Fast furious and unlike our one dimensional bowler
Choke dhadha deke, ball chole jai pas diye to the wicket keeper
Next ball aro jhore, ki korbe bhuje she pelona ebar
Drop kore swing keye tar payer fak diye dilo bhenge churmar
Matha nichu Kapali, phire takalo akbar
Kisute bujena Kenu erokom hoi tar
Media te chobi ute, BC te shuru hoi chitkar
Practice shesh kore Kapali tule nai newspaper
Knock shona gelo dorojar
Kapali bhoye bhoye doroja khule deklo fax hate manager
BCB office theke aseche fax, bidhai hote hobe ebar
Shomoi deya holo bag guchanor,
Jhokon she hete gelo, Shob Colleague ke bidai dilo, silence in hotel corridor
Hotat jeno kotha deke, shona gelo mitki hasi, keu na aei je amader Ash bandor.

Tigers_eye
June 2, 2008, 01:52 PM
fatai felsey SS. Good one.

"Ash Bandor" - Classic. Only he can laugh without understanding the magnitude of the situation.

Rubu
June 2, 2008, 02:36 PM
He is no hopper with two fluke innings. I would put my money on Ash to score a fluke 50 than this guy.
Where is Rubu? There is an Aloukik Thread and no Rubu.
BTW, Sohel Bhai you have such good writing skill. Why are you wasting time on writing on some crap player? You should write on real issues or could write fiction professionally; who knows you may be our Arundhuty Roy.

I am around, but lately rarely have time to read posts here, let alone post. It is due to my 3 months old daughter (not what Fazal said). Yes, I do care about things, but did not even know Aloukik kopal was done it again for Alok.

At some point, I was making my arguments why Alok should not be selected. But after seeing the 100th time that failure does not make any impact on alok's selector or fans mind, I kind of give up.

আল্লাহ ওদের সুমতী দিক।

what else can I say.

Hatebreed
June 2, 2008, 02:53 PM
It's all Kapali's fault.
That's all.

cricman
June 2, 2008, 03:23 PM
His Legspin is more important than his batting, perfect middle order batsmen IMO doesn't have the explosiveness of an Ashraful or Aftab but is crafty/cheeky, some gorgeous shots in his arsenal.

Just don't bat him @ 7 and ask him to up the Run Rate, nobody in Bangladesh can play "boom boom" AA batteries can, I would think Juniad can too but Team think Tank doesn't want him to down there. My Ideal ODI XI Batting Order

Shahriar Nafees
Tamim Iqbal
Mushifiqir Rahim (WK)
Sakibul Al Hasan
Alok Kapali
Mohammed Ashraful (C)
Juniad Siddique
Aftab Ahmed
Mashrafe Mortaza (VC)
Abdur Razzak
Syed Rasel/Shahadat Hossian

Best Combination of fielding, Bowling,Batting Depth, Youth and Experience ... give this team and line up 10 ODI's to work with and watch magic happen in front of your very own eyes.

Tigers_eye
June 2, 2008, 03:46 PM
CM,
Only if you think you can get ten full overs from Alok, Shakib each. In reality that is not possible. Mahmudullah or Farhad can get the #7 or #8. Or get Rajib and Rasel both and drop Aftab. That way the captain has something to work with if the ship gets off course. Six bowlers (Full time and part time) gives a little option for the captain.

Fazal
June 2, 2008, 03:58 PM
In last few years with the national team, Alok haven't shown anything with the ball that give me a feeling that he will be able to take the load and bowl close to 10 overs day in day out. At best we can expect two/three overs out of him the way we use Ashraful. This Alok is not the bowler he used to be at the begining of his career in the national team.... after the injury, he not the same bowler any longer.

After playing 20-20 tournament by these Inidian/Pakistani players, expect to be slautered if we build a team expecting Alok and/or Ashraful to bowl too many overs.

Tokai
June 2, 2008, 07:54 PM
Give me a break. Alfaz or aminul can probably bowl better than alok. and panna gosh can bat better than him.

if seeing alok bat can be the best thing for someone's life in bangladesh, I feel sorry them. is bandon khela not allowed on the street of dhaka anymore? that should have been more exciting than alok's batting. last time I saw him batting, he was on a T20 game, trying to save his wicket like playing a 10 day test. still probably managed something in single digit. what a waste of national team space.

Ishtylish cricketer
June 2, 2008, 08:00 PM
His Legspin is more important than his batting, perfect middle order batsmen IMO doesn't have the explosiveness of an Ashraful or Aftab but is crafty/cheeky, some gorgeous shots in his arsenal.

Just don't bat him @ 7 and ask him to up the Run Rate, nobody in Bangladesh can play "boom boom" AA batteries can, I would think Juniad can too but Team think Tank doesn't want him to down there. My Ideal ODI XI Batting Order

Shahriar Nafees
Tamim Iqbal
Mushifiqir Rahim (WK)
Sakibul Al Hasan
Alok Kapali
Mohammed Ashraful (C)
Juniad Siddique
Aftab Ahmed
Mashrafe Mortaza (VC)
Abdur Razzak
Syed Rasel/Shahadat Hossian

Best Combination of fielding, Bowling,Batting Depth, Youth and Experience ... give this team and line up 10 ODI's to work with and watch magic happen in front of your very own eyes.

I like this team. Most players except taking Junaid as a #7 specialist batsman doesn't suit well with me. M. Riyad maybe a better choice instead in my opinion.

Bengaliprince176
June 3, 2008, 06:23 AM
It's all Kapali's fault.
That's all.

:lol: u summed it up bro!

Shaan
June 7, 2008, 10:33 AM
yeah you are right our entire team sucks not only alok, and Panna gosh is better then our national team cause her team achieved the victory against PAk recently. Please by judging from 20/20 don't prove Alok is not a real class batsman, he may be not a fluke batsman like others in the current team who once in a blue moon play good with their good luck and still paying years after years. By your comment then Ashraful, Aftab and others are not as good batsman as panna gosh cause recent PAk series Ashraful and co played plenty of onedays and twenty twenty, did they do any better then Alok? Alok got only two chances in twenty-twenty. But I'm not proving that Ashraful or Aftab a crappy batsman its their maturity and mental toughness to develop, the quickly they develop and posses the more they will be fine in any level, same goes with Alok. I feel sorry they way you look at things, don't sympathies for others for your own view of the game, Cause everyone posses their own beauty of the game by their own view. I bet you are no richie benaud nor cricket expert or neither do I, so why should you feel sorry for those who see Alok as great player. Stop judging blindly before others feel sorry for you.
Give me a break. Alfaz or aminul can probably bowl better than alok. and panna gosh can bat better than him.

if seeing alok bat can be the best thing for someone's life in bangladesh, I feel sorry them. is bandon khela not allowed on the street of dhaka anymore? that should have been more exciting than alok's batting. last time I saw him batting, he was on a T20 game, trying to save his wicket like playing a 10 day test. still probably managed something in single digit. what a waste of national team space.

AsifTheManRahman
June 7, 2008, 02:52 PM
Is he a good chatter upper? That would explain the votes of the South African women.

bujhee kom
June 7, 2008, 03:10 PM
ss bhaiya! wow! fantastic work! humour w/ passion and beautifully written bi-lingual poetry! and what a dramatic finale - the appearence of "ash bandor" is just amazing and very clever. apnake amar hazar bar salam!
also if you keep writing like this, we should work on a compilation of your similar poems and let's publish!
and best of luck to our alok kapali! baba, ebar tumi jholshe utho!

Rubu
June 7, 2008, 03:35 PM
yeah you are right our entire team sucks not only alok, and Panna gosh is better then our national team cause her team achieved the victory against PAk recently. Please by judging from 20/20 don't prove Alok is not a real class batsman, he may be not a fluke batsman like others in the current team who once in a blue moon play good with their good luck and still paying years after years. By your comment then Ashraful, Aftab and others are not as good batsman as panna gosh cause recent PAk series Ashraful and co played plenty of onedays and twenty twenty, did they do any better then Alok? Alok got only two chances in twenty-twenty. But I'm not proving that Ashraful or Aftab a crappy batsman its their maturity and mental toughness to develop, the quickly they develop and posses the more they will be fine in any level, same goes with Alok. I feel sorry they way you look at things, don't sympathies for others for your own view of the game, Cause everyone posses their own beauty of the game by their own view. I bet you are no richie benaud nor cricket expert or neither do I, so why should you feel sorry for those who see Alok as great player. Stop judging blindly before others feel sorry for you.
There is a very basic difference between alok and ash-aftab. ash and aftab has been match winner on occasions. what have alok done? let me summarize it for you:

on the good side:
1. had a one off fluke against WI that made them bat one extra day.
2. had another 80+ innings in a lost cause when WI already lost interest in the game.
3. had a 50+ innings against kenya to save us some blushes.
4. had a hattrick against pakistan in test.

now, i cannot possibly sum up all the damages he has done to us. here is just a few glimpse of it.

1. played undeservedly when he was not even good for a-team. wasting space.
2. played undeservedly when he was not even good for a-team. making someone else miss out who deserved it.
3. played undeservedly when he was not even good for a-team. creating a bad morale in the team, sending the message that performance has nothing to do with having a position in the team.
4. played undeservedly when he was not even good for a-team. making us loose who knows how many matches. if we had a real player instead of him, we would have won so many others.
5. above all, he has no qualification that he could prove in last 6 years that he deserve a chance in a para cricket club. yet, he consistently plays in nation team. its a shame, whatever way you look at it.

the worst part of all these is that, he does all these by deception. act like he has something that he don't. it fools the fans, fine. but it fools the selectors as well. making him a crook. too bad he cannot use his deception against opposition bowlers. he is all exposed then.

alok is the name that has done the most damage to bangladesh cricket, EVER.

Rifat
June 7, 2008, 05:24 PM
There is a very basic difference between alok and ash-aftab. ash and aftab has been match winner on occasions. what have alok done? let me summarize it for you:

on the good side:
1. had a one off fluke against WI that made them bat one extra day.
2. had another 80+ innings in a lost cause when WI already lost interest in the game.
3. had a 50+ innings against kenya to save us some blushes.
4. had a hattrick against pakistan in test.

now, i cannot possibly sum up all the damages he has done to us. here is just a few glimpse of it.

1. played undeservedly when he was not even good for a-team. wasting space.
2. played undeservedly when he was not even good for a-team. making someone else miss out who deserved it.
3. played undeservedly when he was not even good for a-team. creating a bad morale in the team, sending the message that performance has nothing to do with having a position in the team.
4. played undeservedly when he was not even good for a-team. making us loose who knows how many matches. if we had a real player instead of him, we would have won so many others.
5. above all, he has no qualification that he could prove in last 6 years that he deserve a chance in a para cricket club. yet, he consistently plays in nation team. its a shame, whatever way you look at it.

the worst part of all these is that, he does all these by deception. act like he has something that he don't. it fools the fans, fine. but it fools the selectors as well. making him a crook. too bad he cannot use his deception against opposition bowlers. he is all exposed then.

alok is the name that has done the most damage to bangladesh cricket, EVER.

look, bro.... the stories of the likes of Alok Kapali, Tushar Imran proves that the quality of our NCL is terrible! :sick:


plus at a very early age, they look very very good...then fade away because they are given the task of advanced calculus without learning the basics of precalculus.... it is very costly

Dhakablues
June 7, 2008, 05:30 PM
If players like Farhad Reza/Mahmudullah/Mushfique/Mehrab makes our team,, then a player like Alok Kapali can certainly make it in. For the first time I would agree with Siddons,, we dont really have much of world class players in the squad,, a player of 20 average is replaced by another 20 averge. Besides, the failures he had were many years back,, it is time for us to see how he matured, if he did. He is no doubt a favorite punch bag for many of us but he did have a test hattrick and Pakistani players, as well as the world at that time thought he was a pure genius, He decieved all of them like he rarely does with his leggies,but If it is of satisfaction,,, he will soon be dropped when Aftab returns in few weeks. So, no need to start the bashings, Alowkik Kopali like attacks again just now...

Rubu
June 8, 2008, 12:21 PM
How many people still thinks alok is of same class as ash and aftab?

each time I see him bat, he is worse than the previous time. what a awful pain, to watch him bat (yes, I'm not a masochist).

and don't come up with the 3 wicket excuse, it was bowlers throwing wickets than he is getting any. he bowled crap as well.

Shaan
June 8, 2008, 01:17 PM
How many people still thinks alok is of same class as ash and aftab?

each time I see him bat, he is worse than the previous time. what a awful pain, to watch him bat (yes, I'm not a masochist).

and don't come up with the 3 wicket excuse, it was bowlers throwing wickets than he is getting any. he bowled crap as well.

The guy faced three balls any batsman in the world can get out on those balls cause they don't get eyes set up and you came up with your fanatic comments as absurd as it could be, who else made the team to victory for today, tell me one name. And hell yeah you should give him some credits to snap up the big fishes. Its not chanchur khaoya(as you see) to take up, moyo, afridi and salman's wicket.

So you are saying like rest of the players in team did splendid job after they set up their eyes on wicket and didn't throw away their wickets and took us to historic win today. If you need to blame some one blame those who has been for while in the wicket and and threw away their wickets.

Rubu
June 8, 2008, 02:38 PM
No, but one day or another, rest of them does something good. kapali never does. he is the exact same way in every game. for 6 long years. that is the difference.

BANFAN
June 8, 2008, 03:01 PM
Well may be Alok's fans like to see him getting beaten all over again, as he was gettin at the last leg, before being dropped.

He just needs to perform and more than once within this series and Asia cup, or he is out by default forever.

From my side, I am ready at the moment to apologize to him for wasting his & our time, calling him back. :)
I don't have any confidence on him after seeing him with bat today.

djnaved
June 8, 2008, 03:18 PM
cricket history tar nam sriti hoye thakbe: we proud of you alok

alok hoilo emon ek player je khali ashe r jai ashe r jai, majkhane kono bisram nai......

view360
June 8, 2008, 07:04 PM
AK got his recall as a replacement for a one down batsman like Aftab who also has a five wicket haul in his carreer ( vs NZ). Aftab was never considered for his bowling though. I am afraid that AK is in the team for the same reason why many good players left the Zimbabwen team like the Flower brothers.

Zunaid
June 8, 2008, 07:28 PM
AK got his recall as a replacement for a one down batsman like Aftab who also has a five wicket haul in his carreer ( vs NZ). Aftab was never considered for his bowling though. I am afraid that AK is in the team for the same reason why many good players left the Zimbabwen team like the Flower brothers.

Why hide behind metaphors and similes? Why not broadcast your prejudice like a man?

Ajfar
June 8, 2008, 09:54 PM
during his interview he was saying that..this is prolly his last chance..n he did a pretty gud job of screwing it up...he'll prolly still be picked for the game against India..

Shaan
June 9, 2008, 02:05 AM
No, but one day or another, rest of them does something good. kapali never does. he is the exact same way in every game. for 6 long years. that is the difference.

yes you are right once in millennium they perform, so, Joto dosh nondo gosh. If Alok play over the time the many players given chances failure after failure I bet he can perform well too. But you give him two matches and take him from the cricket one year and then back him for one matches how some one can expect miracle from him. Its not only him what I mean is that We are destroying our own talents by switchings them so often on and off. Alok is a talent not doubt about that, but gambling with any players doesn't make any better for any player, thats my complain here. We fan are just too greedy sometime, and blind as well, I'm not apart from that.

nobody
June 9, 2008, 02:12 AM
yes you are right once in millennium they perform, so, Joto dosh nondo gosh. If Alok play over the time the many players given chances failure after failure
I bet you are a new convert of Bangladesh Cricket; or you went to sleep in 2002 and wake up in 2007. Otherwise how you miss how many times he was preferred over Rana (RIP). He played consistently for his two fluke innings. I am neither an Ash nor an Aftab fan. But these two flukes delivered once in life times while Kapali deliver in geological time

Murad
June 9, 2008, 02:23 AM
Alok bowled really well today. He was unlucky in his 6th/7th over, in which he gave away more than 10 runs.

I hope his can get some runs with the bat in the next game.

Sohel
June 9, 2008, 03:17 AM
I've it before and I'll say it again, Alok needs to play and perform exceptionally well in A Team cricket before making the long-awaited phsychological transition from our sorry domestic to the highest level of cricket.

That was a pretty good spell of bowling and a good delivery from Afridi that made him the first of our THREE :duck:s for the innings.

But he'll be singled out as expected, and unless he starts to score consistently with the bat at this level -- something I personally don't think will happen without the extensive A Team exposure and success -- all of his other achievements will also be overlooked.

An LBB always tends to give runs for wickets, that's simply the nature of the beast on most occasions. That's what he did and kudos to him for picking up the key wickets of set batsmen, and giving his team a better chance to chase.

To write this off simply as "batsmen's errors" or a "fluke" is simply a pathetic post from a poster who's exposing more about himself than we care to know.

On the Rana (RIP) issue: I knew Rana (RIP), and as someone who battled lack of fair-mindedness in his own life, he would've found this sort of bitter bitchfest distasteful. Let him rest in peace.

Beamer
June 9, 2008, 10:57 AM
Well said Sohel. Apparently there is a new barometer to identify and describe a 'crook' in the country of many crooks who no longer can be termed as such since the barometer to gauge ones crookedness has gone up a few miles in the stratosphere. Its a shameful state of affairs. Whats more laughable is the open ended question of the poster regarding 'class' of Alok compared to Ash and Aftab. Staying within the bounds of cricket only, Ash and Aftab and possibly Tamim these days are a class above than any other batsmen in the country minus the matter of productivity taken into account. Alok is not in their class. Period. Not in terms of cricketing class and obviously not in terms of runs scored. But, you gotta have some 'class' to throw around a word like 'class' !

Shaan
June 9, 2008, 12:26 PM
I bet you are a new convert of Bangladesh Cricket; or you went to sleep in 2002 and wake up in 2007. Otherwise how you miss how many times he was preferred over Rana (RIP). He played consistently for his two fluke innings. I am neither an Ash nor an Aftab fan. But these two flukes delivered once in life times while Kapali deliver in geological time
bai ami puran pagol ar bangla provad ache puran pagol bhat payna...., r kichu amar koar nai. Bd is my home country so no need to go for argument or debate for my cricket passion to you. We are not talking about Rana, Alok to me deserve as much chance as other flukes in the team got chances over years. you don't need to go for my passion of cricket by your own assumption thats doesn't make you the best fan and follower of bd cricket and make others less caring for bd cricket. Everyone has their own way of viewing and following cricket, that doesn't mean that you haven't followed the bd cricket before 2002 and after 2007.

Tigers_eye
June 9, 2008, 12:42 PM
bai ami puran pagol, ...
thik moton khula bollei tho hoi. "ami puran pagol kintu Kapali fan."

His is just a temporary assignment. Shakib will get his place when he returns. Chatok pakhi'r moto cheye asi oi din'er jonno.

akabir77
June 9, 2008, 01:04 PM
let him play until sakib or aftab returns. at least he is bowling well. raqibul should be dropped from the team before him... his foot didn't move but who else moved their foot? i am not a kapali fan but i think he didn't do much worse than others in the team

Shaan
June 9, 2008, 01:36 PM
thik moton khula bollei tho hoi. "ami puran pagol kintu Kapali fan." .

eita bujthe apnar eto somoy laglo tiger bai ;) ar kotho khula koira amake bolthe hobe!!