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Isam
October 5, 2010, 01:58 PM
Few words, big impact
Mohammad Isam

Going by Shakib Al Hasan's personality, here is a straightforward account of his contribution to Bangladesh's 9-run win.

With 18 runs needed from eight balls, Shakib Al Hasan gets dangerman Nathan McCullum out bowled around his legs, ensuring New Zealand are without their last hitter going into the final over.

Earlier, Nathan's brother Brendan gave New Zealand a fiery start but on 61, Shakib jammed in a yorker to remove him.

And just one ball later, Shakib got one to straighten on Grant Elliott and have the South African man out leg-before.

The score (85 for four) had more significance as the rain pelted down on Mirpur and made sure the visitors had to face a stiffer target when they resumed their innings some 45 minutes later.

A little before the rain break, Shakib was at mid-off when captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza fell heavily on his right ankle. "When he slipped, I knew he was gone for the day," he joked later, the scene eerily similar to the St Vincent Test match last year when Mashrafe injured his knee in similar fashion and Shakib led the Tigers to victory.

That was not all however. With the bat too, Shakib was the only batsman to make something of his start and went from 38 to his half-century with three fours. The flurry of boundaries took Bangladesh close to the 200-mark early in the final Powerplay.

Shakib practically had an impact on every juncture of yesterday's game, a hallmark of a class all-rounder.

Six of his 15 half-centuries in one-day cricket have come in a Bangladesh win but this double (a half-century and 4-for) was a first for him.

Shakib also confirmed that this was his first-ever fifty against New Zealand in one-day cricket.

Despite all of this, Shakib tried to play down his overt influence on the match in typically terse replies.

"I feel good when the team does well. It is even better when we win," he said simply when asked about his first reaction on his match-winning all-round show.

About his duel with Daniel Vettori, Shakib again kept it short: "I was not thinking about it."

When did you think Bangladesh were sure to win, a journalist inquired. "When Nazmul bhai bowled the fourth ball of the last over," he replied and the rest laughed.

He reserved praise for the bowlers for getting a wicket whenever he brought them on. "We tried to stop them and some of the bowling changes were good. But credit must go to the bowlers as they took wickets at crucial times," he said.

Captains Mashrafe and Vettori said Shakib's was a great performance but the 23-year-old typically had little to say on the topic.

His sly smile was enough to suggest, however, that he was pleased.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=157323

Tiger444
October 5, 2010, 02:09 PM
Thanks Isam..great writeup..and what a guy Shakib is..so mature and responsible..its amazing at this age how much pressure he can handle..I also saw a difference in his bowling and batting..could be the county cricket he played..his bowling was definitely more aggressive..hope Shakib keeps up the good work..make us even more proud Shaks..

AsifTheManRahman
October 5, 2010, 02:56 PM
And just one ball later, Shakib got one to straighten on Grant Elliott and have the South African man out leg-before.

How is this professional? This isn't your typical basement discussion - you're writing for a daily and this dig at his background when he's playing for New Zealand was totally uncalled for.

DS, quite frankly, is made up of a bunch of grammatically challenged reporters who struggle to make up for it by constructing sentences with misplaced words and too much drama. Then you have those who do not have that problem - like yourself - and yet you can't show the courtesy of acknowledging a player who earns his bread in a country different from his place of birth. Where's the professionalism?

akabir77
October 5, 2010, 03:03 PM
ATMR bhai rey ato kheptey agey dekhi nai????

R ey bhai ora jey amader sharkhon kocha dea. tai isam bhai ektu khocha back korlo... betara shob desh thekey player nea ashey khelai... amra to r ta pari na...

Rabz
October 5, 2010, 03:12 PM
Nice article Isam.
Thanks.

Roni_uk
October 5, 2010, 04:42 PM
I won't be surprised if NZ wants to buy Shakib for their domestic matches next year :)...

al Furqaan
October 5, 2010, 06:40 PM
How is this professional? This isn't your typical basement discussion - you're writing for a daily and this dig at his background when he's playing for New Zealand was totally uncalled for.

DS, quite frankly, is made up of a bunch of grammatically challenged reporters who struggle to make up for it by constructing sentences with misplaced words and too much drama. Then you have those who do not have that problem - like yourself - and yet you can't show the courtesy of acknowledging a player who earns his bread in a country different from his place of birth. Where's the professionalism?

i didnt see anything even covertly offensive by mentioning his origins. doesn't that happen to KP all the time?

wiseshah
October 5, 2010, 06:45 PM
great article and thanks to isam for sharing. i dont understand why ATMR is upset.

Zunaid
October 5, 2010, 06:45 PM
i didnt see anything even covertly offensive by mentioning his origins. doesn't that happen to KP all the time?

It's usually qualified with "born", "origin" etc.

Tiger-ess
October 5, 2010, 06:52 PM
ATMR your words on this match I believe,


Didn't realize there was a game on. Good on the guys for winning it.

nuff said...

Dilscoop
October 5, 2010, 07:17 PM
He changed a lot after CC playing for the Worcs. He was more calm and relaxed. He shuffled his bowlers around a lot, something that he lacked before. Defo sure he picked that up from CC skippers. He wasn't biased with SLAs through out the match, something he used to do. Specially in the end, he was brave enough to keep his only pacer on for the death over, even thought that fast bowler didn't have good 1st spell. If it was few months ago, I can bet my life on this, that he wouldn't have bowled Nazmul in the death overs. He would have made a typical bangla move bring on spinners. He encouraged his bowlers, specially Nazmul at the death overs. I liked how he came and talked to him, at the end of the over, probably saying 'you bowled well dont worry, just a 4'

All and all, he did change a lot. Totally shows how much he learned from CC, and why it's much better than IPL, if you are looking to improve your game, not just earn money.

FagunerAgun
October 5, 2010, 08:59 PM
Another good one.
Isam, keep on writing, if not, you will neither improve nor excel.
And typos, these are a part of writing.

bujhee kom
October 5, 2010, 11:28 PM
Ooohhoo Dizzy dada a very potent and jalamoi bamboo khaiche re Asif bhai and FagunerAgun mamajir haate re...oohhhoo ami kete pori re ekhaan theke re...I mean ami footlaam!!!! Very hot thread!

BANFAN
October 6, 2010, 01:16 AM
How is this professional? This isn't your typical basement discussion - you're writing for a daily and this dig at his background when he's playing for New Zealand was totally uncalled for.

DS, quite frankly, is made up of a bunch of grammatically challenged reporters who struggle to make up for it by constructing sentences with misplaced words and too much drama. Then you have those who do not have that problem - like yourself - and yet you can't show the courtesy of acknowledging a player who earns his bread in a country different from his place of birth. Where's the professionalism?

If he gets everything right DS with their limitations might consider that piece not worth printing. ;)

max410
October 6, 2010, 01:38 AM
i guess if 4-5 of our player play in country or Australian league we will be a better team

Dilscoop
October 6, 2010, 01:46 AM
If he gets everything right DS with their limitations might consider that piece not worth printing. ;)

I would like to read his articles from English series

Isam
October 6, 2010, 03:57 AM
How is this professional? This isn't your typical basement discussion - you're writing for a daily and this dig at his background when he's playing for New Zealand was totally uncalled for.

DS, quite frankly, is made up of a bunch of grammatically challenged reporters who struggle to make up for it by constructing sentences with misplaced words and too much drama. Then you have those who do not have that problem - like yourself - and yet you can't show the courtesy of acknowledging a player who earns his bread in a country different from his place of birth. Where's the professionalism?

1. You are entitled to your opinion on what I write and you are always welcome to criticize it. But when the criticism is not constructive, I am not inclined to give you a reply.
2. Do not attack people you don't know.

Zeeshan
October 6, 2010, 04:20 AM
Hows that an attack? From my own experience when one posts sth. online there is always feedback and one should grow thick skin.

Isam
October 6, 2010, 04:36 AM
Hows that an attack? From my own experience when one posts sth. online there is always feedback and one should grow thick skin.

It is an attack when you make snap judgment on people and say things like "DS, quite frankly, is made up of a bunch of grammatically challenged reporters".
No point ganging up on me here!

Naimul_Hd
October 6, 2010, 04:44 AM
How is this professional? This isn't your typical basement discussion - you're writing for a daily and this dig at his background when he's playing for New Zealand was totally uncalled for.

DS, quite frankly, is made up of a bunch of grammatically challenged reporters who struggle to make up for it by constructing sentences with misplaced words and too much drama. Then you have those who do not have that problem - like yourself - and yet you can't show the courtesy of acknowledging a player who earns his bread in a country different from his place of birth. Where's the professionalism?

could have been said politely and constructively.

shakibrulz
October 6, 2010, 04:58 AM
Isam, no offense intended, but I too find that one quite offensive and out of context. I can understand members like meself taking a dig at Irish/SA born English players or in this case, Eliott himself. But you're a professional, and IMHO that dig was quite unprofessional piece of journalism from your part. Just my view of course.

BANFAN
October 6, 2010, 05:27 AM
Why don't we take that as an additional piece of information (SA Born) for the readers, rathar than a teaser? A columnist has limited space and needs to be as informative as possible within the space. So such information could be taken as positive one as well, this could be a completely new piece of information for a lot of readers.
Anyway, is Elliot ashemed of his SA birth? Is NZ ashamed of disclosing it? How the SA born can be so offensive? I didnt feel that it was used negatively in the context of his article as well.

nsd3
October 6, 2010, 06:56 AM
Age does matter! you'll get over it.

jisaan
October 6, 2010, 07:36 AM
i liked it.. plain & simple
carry on Islam bhai

ammark
October 6, 2010, 08:01 AM
It is an attack when you make snap judgment on people and say things like "DS, quite frankly, is made up of a bunch of grammatically challenged reporters".
No point ganging up on me here!

Isam, we're not ganging up on you. We appreciate your work and your contributions greatly. And ATMR actually did not lump you with the rest of the DS as grammatically challenged; he specifically said you're not someone with that problem.

I also share ATMR's view that talking about his country of origin in the article was irrelevant and without context. We expect DS to have a high level of professionalism and your analysis doesnt necessarily have to include some peppy information tidbit about where he's from.

Just as you say ATMR could have been more constructive in his criticism, you couldve instead mentioned his South African background in the context of professional and first class experience he may have from there.

Niceman70
October 6, 2010, 08:48 PM
its wise to give opinion than criticize.

Zunaid
October 6, 2010, 08:50 PM
its wise to give opinion than criticize.

Critiquing is one way of giving an opinion. :)

iDumb
October 6, 2010, 09:07 PM
that post of asif bhai proves he is getting married. Welcome to the real world dear Asif bhai. Expect more of this pent up aggressive posts from Asif from time to time.

regarding the article - there is nothing special to it - it's just a bulletin. why does this have a thread of its own? I feel like I am at a gun point.

iDumb
October 6, 2010, 09:08 PM
I summarize this article as "Lot of words, little substance" bazingaa!!

Isam
October 7, 2010, 01:26 AM
that post of asif bhai proves he is getting married. Welcome to the real world dear Asif bhai. Expect more of this pent up aggressive posts from Asif from time to time.

regarding the article - there is nothing special to it - it's just a bulletin. why does this have a thread of its own? I feel like I am at a gun point.

About the article, you're right.

Rabz
October 7, 2010, 01:58 AM
Much ado about nothing !!

yaseer
October 7, 2010, 02:31 AM
Nice read Isam.

About the issue, not big but yes it sounds odd. As Zunaid bhai mentioned, adding 'born' or 'origin' would have made the difference.

Zunaid
October 7, 2010, 03:12 AM
In any event, teacup meet storm. Let's stop this ajaira kajja ... we got better things to do ... dizzy needs to prepare for the his writeup when we win this series. ATMR needs to update is calendar so that he can be reminded of the next match. And BC will be looking to hire ingreji byakoron thirthos to enlighten the non-vernacular media.

Zeeshan
October 7, 2010, 03:22 AM
I dont get the dizzy part. Is our Isam bhai related to the rapper drake somehow? :S

AsifTheManRahman
October 7, 2010, 10:06 AM
ATMR your words on this match I believe,




nuff said...
Huh? Your point?

MarufH
October 7, 2010, 11:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AsifTheManRahman
How is this professional? This isn't your typical basement discussion - you're writing for a daily and this dig at his background when he's playing for New Zealand was totally uncalled for.

DS, quite frankly, is made up of a bunch of grammatically challenged reporters who struggle to make up for it by constructing sentences with misplaced words and too much drama. Then you have those who do not have that problem - like yourself - and yet you can't show the courtesy of acknowledging a player who earns his bread in a country different from his place of birth. Where's the professionalism?

ATMR Bhai... you are entitled to your personal opinion, but I highly enjoy Isam bhais pieces. I remember few months ago, when we had no one but Sham Mia opening threads!!!!



Originally Posted by Isam

1. You are entitled to your opinion on what I write and you are always welcome to criticize it. But when the criticism is not constructive, I am not inclined to give you a reply.
2. Do not attack people you don't know.

Like I said, I for one, highly enjoyed every piece you have written. Please keep em coming. :)