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sheikh
December 1, 2010, 12:06 PM
It seems that this game is going to cost us more than a game. Shakib’s post match press conference was full of unexpected words.

I feel really down!

http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=19861&pageTitle=details&editionID=1192

shakibrulz
December 1, 2010, 12:16 PM
Someone translate this for chrissakes

Raynman
December 1, 2010, 12:26 PM
^^ Key points:

Shakib : " I didn't make any mistakes the whole match besides getting out before finishing the game. So even though the team lost, I don't feel as bad."

(paraphrasing) : Fielding wasn't up to par. Our best fielders Naeem and Rokibul were replaced by Mash and Ash and you can't expect much on the field from them.

Our top order keeps flopping including the NZ series.

He was part fo the team selection but his answers gave the appearance that his opinion didn't count for much and this was not his preferred XI.


Editing to add some more:

to clarify the fielding comment : Mash and Ash are not the same caliber of fielder as the other two. And you can't really expect more from them when it comes to fielding

Batting has been poor, the way we batted we probably would have been all out for 180 had we batted first. If we bat like this, we will lose more matches in this series

On the run outs, Shuvo hit and ran before Shakib had time to call No. With Mash, it would have been okay had Mash started out earlier

Tiger444
December 1, 2010, 12:35 PM
Ouch. That's pretty harsh from shakib. That's a selfish statement from him but to be fair I think he's just getting sick and tired of doing everything himself while everyone else flops. He's feeling really badly right now I'm sure. Also really harsh statement on mash and ash. Obviously he's not too happy with them and don't blame him. Ash just looked clueless on the field today and same with mash. Also its not right that he doesn't have a say in the playing XI. As a captain he should be the main guy picking the squad. More power should go to shakib imo. Well hope shakib jus focuses on the next game now.
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wasi_ahmed
December 1, 2010, 12:45 PM
For those who can't see Bangla in that page.

[বাংলা]বাংলাদেশ দলে অন্তর্দ্বন্দ্ব!
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সাকিব অধিনায়কত্ব নেবেন না। তার পরও তাকেই অধিনায়কত্ব দেয়া হয়েছে। এতে মন খারাপ হতেই পারে দীর্ঘদিন ইনজুরির কাটিয়ে দলে ফেরা ‘নিয়মিত’ অধিনায়ক মাশরাফি বিন মর্তুজার। তিনি সুস্থ এবং বুধবার জিম্বাবুয়ের বিরুদ্ধে প্রথম ওয়ানডে ম্যাচও খেলেছেন। তবে দলের অধিনায়ক নয়, একজন নিয়মিত ক্রিকেটার হয়ে। দলে ফিরেছেন তামিম ইকবাল ও মোহাম্মাদ আশরাফুলও। এদের কারণে একাদশ থেকে বাদ পরীক্ষিত তিন পারফরমার নাঈম ইসলাম ও রকিবুল হাসান। তাই প্রথম ম্যাচের একাদশ নিয়ে সন্তুষ্ট ছিলেন না অধিনায়ক সাকিব আল হাসান। দলে কয়েক জনের ফেরা, একাদশ নির্বাচন এবং পরীক্ষিতদের না খেলার কারণেই নাকি নিউজিল্যান্ডকে হোয়াইট ওয়াশ করা বাংলাদেশ হেরেছে জিম্বাবুয়ের বিরুদ্ধে। দলের মধ্যে অন্তর্দ্বন্দ্বের সুস্পষ্ট চিহ্ন থাকলেও তা অবশ্য মানতে রাজি হননি বোর্ড পরিচালকরা। অবশ্য সেটা আনুষ্ঠানিকভাবে। কেউ কেউ এমন আভাস দিলেও মিডিয়ায় বলতে নারাজ। তাতে কি, কোন কিছু কি গোপন থাকে? ম্যাচ হারের পর সংবাদ সম্মেলনে এলেন বাংলাদেশের অধিনায়ক সাকিব। তার ‘শরীরিভাষা’ আর ‘দায়সারা’ বক্তব্যে অনুমেয়- বাংলাদেল দলে কি হচ্ছে, দল নিয়ে কি হচ্ছে?

অধিনায়কের দায়িত্ব নিতে প্রস্তুত ছিলেন না সাকিব। অনেকটা জোর করে নেতৃত্ব চাপিয়ে দেয়া হয়েছে। এমনকি খেলোয়াড় নির্বাচনেও অধিনায়কের মতামতকে একেবারেই গুরুত্ব দেওয়া হয়নি। ১৫ সদস্যের দল নির্বাচনের পরে সাকিবের হাতে খেলোয়াড় তালিকা তুলে দিয়েছিলেন বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ড (বিসিবি) সভাপতি আ হ ম মোস্তফা কামাল। দল নির্বাচনের আগে সাকিবের সঙ্গে আলোচনা করা হয়েছে কী না জানতে চাইলে বিসিবি সভাপতি বলেছিলেন, “আমরা যেভাবে বলবো সাকিব সেভাবে খেলবে। নিশ্চয় তার কথায় দল হবে না।”

শুরু থেকেই বিতর্ক তৈরি করে রেখেছে বিসিবি। বিতর্ক জমিয়ে দিয়েছেন সাকিব। ম্যাচ পরবর্তী সংবাদ সম্মেলনে অধিনায়ক জানিয়েছেন,“আমার পছন্দের দল হয়নি। কোচ, নির্বাচক এবং অন্যরা একাদশ নির্বাচন করেছেন।” অধিনায়ক হিসেবে যথাযথ দায়িত্ব পালন করতে পারছেন না বলেই জানিয়েছেন সাকিব। বলেন, “অধিনায়কের দায়িত্ব ভালোভাবে পালন করতে দেওয়া হলে খুশি হবো। দায়িত্ব পাওয়ার পর আমার মনে হয় না মাঠের ভেতরে কোন ভুল করেছি।”

প্রথম ম্যাচে জিম্বাবুয়ের কাছে ৯ রানে পরাজিত হলেও নিজের পারফরমেন্স নিয়ে অতৃপ্ত নয় টাইগার দলপতি সাকিব আল হাসান! তিনি মনে করেন ম্যাচে তার আর করার কিছু ছিল না। ভালো বোলিং করেছেন, ব্যাট হাতেও খুব একটা খারাপ করেননি। তবে ম্যাচটা শেষ করে আসলে ভালো হতো বলে উল্লেখ করেন টাইগার দলপতি।

সাকিব বলেন, ‘ম্যাচ শেষ না করেই আউট হওয়া ছাড়া পুরো ম্যাচে আমি কোন ভুল করিনি। তাই দল হারলেও আমার খুব একটা খারাপ লাগছে না।’ দলের হারে কষ্ট না পাওয়া সাকিব মাশরাফি ও শুভর রান আউট হওয়া প্রসঙ্গে সাকিব বলেন, ‘শুভ বল মেরেই দৌড় দিয়েছিল। আমি নো বলার সময় পাইনি। আর মাশরাফি প্রথমে বের হলে রান হয়ে যেত।’

দলের অন্যদের পারফরমেন্স মূল্যায়ন করতে গিয়ে সাকিব বললেন সবচেয়ে ভয়ঙ্কক কথা, ‘এই দলের কাছে এর চাইতে বেশি আশা করা যায় না।’ তবে কি পরাজয়টা বাংলাদেশের দরকার ছিল? এই প্রশ্নের জবাবে সাকিব বলেন, ‘দরকার ছিল কিনা বলতে পারব না, তবে আমাদের চেয়ে ওরা অনেক ভালো বল করেছে। আমাদের ব্যাটিংয়ের যে অবস্থা তাতে প্রথমে ব্যাট করলে ১৮০ রানেই অল আউট হতাম আমরা।’

গত ম্যাচগুলোর চেয়ে এদিন সবচেয়ে বাজে ফিল্ডিং হয়েছে বলে মনে করেন সাকিব। এর একটা ব্যাখ্যাও দিলেন। যা মোটেও দলের অটুট বন্ধনকে ‘মিন’ করে না। সাকিব বলেন, ‘এই ম্যাচে দলের দুই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ফিল্ডার রকিবুল ও নাঈম মাঠের বাইরে ছিল। তাদের জায়গায় যারা খেলেছেন (আশরাফুল ও মাশরাফি) তারা তত ভালো মানের ফিল্ডার না। এদের কাছে এর চাইতে ভালো ফিল্ডিং আশা করা যায় না। তাছাড়া প্রায় প্রতিটি ম্যাচে আমরা বাজে ব্যাটিং করছি। নিউজিল্যান্ড সিরিজসহ টানা পাঁচ ম্যাচ আমাদের টপ অর্ডার ফ্লপ করেছে। এভাবে আমরা ব্যাটিং করতে থাকলে এই সিরিজে আরো ম্যাচ হারতে হবে।’

সাকিবের এমন মন্তব্য উপস্থিতি সবাইকেই প্রায় বিচলতি করেছে। সিরিজের ভবিষ্যৎ নিয়েও একটা আগাম বার্তাই যেন দিলেন কাপ্তান সাকিব।

কেন ভালো ফিল্ডারের পরিবর্তে খারাপ ফিল্ডার নিয়ে মাঠে নেমেছে বাংলাদেশ- এই প্রশ্নের উত্তরে সাকিব জানান, ‘টিম নিয়ে আমি কিছু বলতে চাই না। তাছাড়া দল নির্বাচনে আমারও ভূমিকা ছিল।’ তবে সেই ভূমিকা নিয়েও সন্তুষ্ট নন সাকিব। প্রথমে দলের অধিনায়কত্ব নিতে অপরাগতার কারণ জানতে চাইলে তিনি জানান, ‘অনেক কারণ রয়েছে, যা বলে শেষ করা যাবে না।’ তবে প্রথম ম্যাচে জিম্বাবুয়ের বিরুদ্ধে যে দল নিয়ে স্বাগতিকরা মাঠে নেমেছে সেটি যে সাকিবের পছন্দ ছিল না, তা পরিষ্কার বুঝিয়ে দিয়েছেন তিনি। নিজের পছন্দের দলের কথা জানতে চাইলে ‘তা নিজের মনেই থাক’ বলে উঠে চলে যান টাইগার দলপতি। এক পর্যায়ে তো বলেই দিলেন, ‘দল নিয়ে কথা বলতে ভালো লাগছে না।’ এতটাই বিরক্ত বিশ্বসেরা অল রাউন্ডার সাকিব!

প্রধান নির্বাচক রফিকুল আলমের ভাষ্যমতে একাদশ নির্বাচনে অধিনায়কের ভূমিকা থাকে সবচেয়ে বেশি। প্রথম ম্যাচেও অধিনায়কের পছন্দের একাদশ নির্বাচন করা হয়। কিন্তু আনুষ্ঠানিক সংবাদ সম্মেলনে সাকিব আল হাসান বলেছেন ভিন্ন কথা। রীতিমতো বোমা ফাটিয়েছেন। সেরা দুই ফিল্ডার নাঈম ইসলাম এবং রকিবুল হাসানকে একাদশের বাইরে রাখায় খুশি হতে পারেননি।

সাকিবের এমন মন্তব্যে প্রধান নির্বাচক জানিয়েছেন, ‘৯৯ শতাংশ সাকিবের পছন্দে হয়েছে। আমরা তাকে কিছু চাপিয়ে দেয়নি। আমি সাকিবের সঙ্গে কথা বলে জেনেছি, ম্যাচ হেরে আবেগে অনেক কথা বলেছে।’[/বাংলা]

ammark
December 1, 2010, 01:04 PM
[বাংলা]১৫ সদস্যের দল নির্বাচনের পরে সাকিবের হাতে খেলোয়াড় তালিকা তুলে দিয়েছিলেন বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ড (বিসিবি) সভাপতি আ হ ম মোস্তফা কামাল। দল নির্বাচনের আগে সাকিবের সঙ্গে আলোচনা করা হয়েছে কী না জানতে চাইলে বিসিবি সভাপতি বলেছিলেন, “আমরা যেভাবে বলবো সাকিব সেভাবে খেলবে। নিশ্চয় তার কথায় দল হবে না।[/বাংলা]”

Ei Lota'r haate cricket thakle, Bangladesher cricket poton ghote norok'e jaabe!

Rabz
December 1, 2010, 01:06 PM
1. Sakib is clearly frustrated of guiding the ship all by himself, almost every time these days. He almost bailed us out today too, almost.
Thing is, one man can't do the job all the time. Other 10 needs to pull up their socks.

2. Clear evident of power clique within the team, which happens in every other team. Sakib is leading a pack with youngsters who is willing to perform and earn their position in the team.

On the other hand, we have the "Ash and Mash" group.
These two becomes an automatic choice at will but havent really yielding much in return.
Ash, well, being one of his ardent supporters here in BC, Im just going to wait till the end of this series to express my opinions about him. Though for most, the decision is definite and clear.
Mash on the other hand, is getting a bitter sweet for us. Needless to elaborate.

These two exert a considerable amount of influence in and out of the team and is using all they have to cling on to their position.

IMO, Sakib wants them to perform or take a hike.
Simple as that.

3. You can't expect a 23 year old to be so mature all the time.
He could have been more diplomatic on his expressions, but only so much you could expect from him.

Whatever it is brewing within the team, BCB better sort it out before the world cup cuz the early signs are not looking so promising for us.
These little cracks could turn out to be Achilles heel come this february.

Tiger444
December 1, 2010, 01:19 PM
We can't expect more from this team: Shakib

It is shocking for any captain to suffer a nine-run defeat to the bottom-ranked side Zimbabwe, especially after it comes on the foot of a magnificent series whitewash over New Zealand. Such a scenario begets the obvious question that was on everyone's lips; what really went wrong at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday?

There was definitely a number of on-the-field reasons for the home team making such a poor start to the five-match series but this defeat also exposed a number of the off-field flaws, as exhibited by Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan's thinly-veiled expression of anger over his role as a captain during the post-match briefing.

Taking the words of Shakib at face value one would get the impression that somehow the 'spirit' of the team has been dented due to some bad decisions from the concerned authority.

The poor fielding effort in the first game added more woe to the continuous headache that exists with the middle order, which only suffered more with the inclusion of the hapless Mohammad Ashraful. The lower order batting also remains a cause for concern for coach Jamie Siddons ahead of next year's World Cup.

But putting aside the on-field issues, the captain's discourse was an even greater cause for concern.

"I was not prepared to take the job (captaincy)," said Shakib at the post-match briefing. "And I am also not satisfied with my role as a captain. The reasons are numerous, and I cannot detail all of them right at the moment," he continued.

Based on what little can be deciphered from the statement, reality seems to be that the authority and the team think-tank have thrust the captaincy on a man who is clearly unhappy with how much freedom the role offers him.

It goes without saying how pivotal the role of a captain is in cricket, with most leaders now responsible not just for on-field decisions but also in picking and choosing the side in the first place.

But the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has seemingly been short-sighted about its importance, based on its delay and indecision over choosing a leader. Shakib, it seems, was chosen after much deliberation and surprisingly for one series only, even as the World Cup knocks ever louder on the door and long-term planning becomes a must.

Many will say that the outburst from the young man came about because of the poor performance, but Shakib pointed that it was not 'his team' as he was had played no part in team selection, is food for thought.

The star man is seemingly peeved that BCB was treating him as a 'caretaker' for the actual captaincy job and he was not satisfied with the freedom and power that the role gave him.

Shakib further remarked that he was not happy to lead a team, which excluded performers like Shahriar Nafees but retained out-of-form players like Junaed Siddiqui and Mohammad Ashraful.

"The captain should have a clearly defined role, but anyway I don't want to talk about the team. What I can say is that I gave my hundred per cent as a captain in the field," said Shakib adding that he was not interested to disclose what team he would have picked if given the opportunity.

"Fieldingwise we could not expect more from this team because we had two good fielders in Rokibul Hasan and Naeem Islam out of the team. Those who were in the team are not capable. Actually we can't expect more from this team as they did what they are capable of," he added.

The young Bangladesh skipper however spoke to the point when singling out the reasons behind the defeat.

"Ordinary batting was the main reason. The simple thing is we didn't bat well though the wicket was really good for batting in the second innings. In the end, one can lose the match but the fact was that we played poor cricket today. We must do the basic things correctly," opined Shakib.

"We didn't bat well against New Zealand too and it's really worrying that we have batted badly five matches in a row. We will lose more matches if we play like this," he warned.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=164436

roman
December 1, 2010, 01:26 PM
I think Shak didnt want Mash and Ash to play. এই ম্যাচে দলের দুই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ফিল্ডার রকিবুল ও নাঈম মাঠের বাইরে ছিল। তাদের জায়গায় যারা খেলেছেন (আশরাফুল ও মাশরাফি) তারা তত ভালো মানের ফিল্ডার না। এদের কাছে এর চাইতে ভালো ফিল্ডিং আশা করা যায় না।


Captain ei kotha bolle bojhai jai team spirit er ki obostha

Nadim
December 1, 2010, 01:29 PM
strong feeling there but i agree with him. Captain should take part in team selection and management should consider their opinion coz captain know who will be better than who in different condition as he play with them together.(just look at india and nz, their captain basically pick the playing xi and no1 gives a $### about it)
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roman
December 1, 2010, 01:29 PM
চার রানআউটেই শেষ বাংলাদেশ : এটা তাহলে সাকিবের দল নয়!


এম. এম. কায়সার
http://www.amardeshonline.com/img/news/sp_eta-tahole-sakiber.jpg
সাকিব যা বলার সংক্ষেপে বলেন। আর তার সেই বলায় বড় কোনো ভূমিকাপর্ব বা ভনিতা কোনোটাই থাকে না।
সিরিজের প্রথম ম্যাচে ৯ রানের হারের কারণ খুঁজতে গিয়ে বেশি তদন্ত করতে হলো না অধিনায়ককে। জানালেন—‘আমরা খুব বাজে ক্রিকেট খেলেছি। ব্যাটিংটা মোটেও ভালো হয়নি আমাদের। আরো ভালো ব্যাটিং করা উচিত ছিল। ফিল্ডিংটাও আমরা ভালো করেছি বলবো না, তবে ব্যাটিংটা একদমই সাধারণ মানের করেছি আমরা।’
জিম্বাবুয়েকে ২০৯ রানে আটকে রাখার কৃতিত্বে দলের বোলাররা বাহবা পেলেও কাল বাংলাদেশ যে নিম্নমানের ফিল্ডিং করল, সেটার ব্যাখ্যা দিতে গিয়ে নিজের বিরক্তি মোটেও গোপন রাখলেন না বাংলাদেশের নতুন অধিনায়ক। আর অধিনায়কের এই বিশ্লেষণই জানান দিচ্ছে, যে দল নিয়ে তিনি সিরিজের প্রথম ম্যাচ খেললেন সেটা মোটেও ‘একান্তভাবে’ তার দল নয়।
অধিনায়কের সেই বিশ্লেষণ শুনুন, তাহলেই শিরোনামের সারমর্ম থেকে শুরু করে সম্প্রসারণ—সবকিছ জেনে যাবেন।
সাকিব বলছিলেন—‘এই দলের কাছ থেকে এরচেয়ে ভালো ফিল্ডিং আর আশা করি না আমি। আর হ্যাঁ, প্রশ্নটা উঠেছে—এমন বাজে ফিল্ডিংয়ের ব্যাখ্যাটা কি? ব্যাখ্যাটা হলো—আমাদের অনেক বেস্ট ফিল্ডার মাঠের বাইরে আছে। হয়তো যারা আছে (প্রথম ম্যাচের দলে) তারা অতোটা ভালো না। মাঠের বাইরে যারা আছে তাদের চেয়ে এরা ক্যাপাবল না। রকিবুল, নাঈম ভাই আমাদের দু’জন বেস্ট ফিল্ডার কিন্তু মাঠের বাইরে।’
—তাহলে এই সমস্যার সমাধান কোথায়?
সাকিবের জবাব—‘সমাধান করবেন কোচ, নির্বাচক এবং বোর্ডে বাকি যারা আছেন।’
—এই দল বাজে ফিল্ডিং করছে আর বাইরে ভালো এবং দক্ষ দলের সেরা ফিল্ডার বসে আছে। তাহলে কি সিরিজের পরের ম্যাচে দলে কোন বদল?
সাকিবের উত্তর—‘আমি আসলে জানি না। এগুলো ভালো বোঝার লোক আছে। তারাই বুঝবে।’ অধিনায়কের ব্যাখ্যায় স্পষ্ট প্রমাণ মিলল, দল গঠনের প্রক্রিয়া নিয়ে তিনি মোটেও সন্তুষ্ট নন। আর সেরা একাদশ নির্বাচনে নিজের ভূমিকা প্রসঙ্গে নতুন অধিনায়ক যা বললেন, সেটা মোটেও ‘সুখী অধিনায়কের’ সুর নয়—‘যেহেতু অধিনায়ক আছি তাই ভূমিকা তো থাকেই । তবে এখন সেই ভূমিকাটা ভালোভাবে হলেই ভালো হয় আর কী!’
—কি বুঝলেন?
অধিনায়ক সেরা একাদশ নির্বাচনে আরও ক্ষমতা দাবি করছেন। ভীষণ ন্যায্য দাবি এটা। দল হারলে বা খারাপ করলে যেহেতু জবাবদিহিটা তাকেই করতে হয়, তাই নিজ দল গঠন নিয়ে অতি অবশ্যই অধিনায়কের পছন্দকে মূল্য দিতে হবে।
সিরিজ শুরুর মাত্র দুদিন আগে হঠাত্ করে সাকিবকে নতুন অধিনায়কের দায়িত্ব দেয় বিসিবি। সেদিনই সাকিব জানিয়েছিলেন—‘আসল আমি এখন অধিনায়কত্ব চাইনি। মনের ইচ্ছের বিপক্ষে দায়িত্বটা নিতে হয়েছে। মানসিকভাবে আমি এখন অধিনয়াকের দায়িত্ব নিতে প্রস্তুত ছিলাম না।’
কিন্তু বিসিবির পীড়াপীড়ির কাছে শেষমেশ হার মানেন সাকিব। এক প্রকার অনুরোধে ঢেঁকি গেলার মতো করেই তাকে অধিনায়কের দায়িত্ব নিতে হয়। সেটার পরিণাম যে মোটেও শুভ হয়নি, কাল প্রথম ম্যাচের হারের কারণ বিশ্লেষণে সেটা ফিরে এলো। সাকিব স্পষ্ট করেই বললেন— ‘অধিনায়ক হিসেবে যে ভূমিকা পালন করতে হয়েছে তাতে আমি সন্তুষ্ট না। এই অসন্তুষ্টির অনেক কারণ আছে। বলতে গেলে শেষই হবে না। তবুও অন্তত প্রথম কারণ— আমি অধিনায়কত্ব নিতেই চাইনি। তারপরও আমার মনে হয় না যে মাঠের ভেতরে চিন্তা কম করেছি বা আমার সামর্থ্য যতটুকু ততটা করিনি—এমন নয়। মাঠের ভেতরে যতটা করা সম্ভব সব করেছি।’
ম্যাচের একমাত্র হাফসেঞ্চুরি এসেছে তার ব্যাট থেকে। বাংলাদেশের প্রথম ব্যাটসম্যান হিসেবে কোন একটি নির্দিষ্ট ভেন্যুতে (মিরপুর শেরে-ই-বাংলা ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম) এইমাত্র এক হাজার রানের মালিক হয়ে ফিরলেন। এসব রেকর্ডের খবরেও মন ভালো করা গেল না অধিনায়কের—‘আসলে দল নিয়ে আমার কথা বলতে আজ ভালো লাগছে না।’
লাগবে কিভাবে?
এই দলটা যে অধিনায়কের নয়!
—তাহলে আপনার টিমটা কি ছিল?
পুরো সংবাদ সম্মেলনে এই প্রথম রহস্য রেখে সাকিবের উত্তর—‘আমার টিম না হয় আমার ভেতরেই থাকল।’
তবে অধিনায়কের রহস্যময় সেই উত্তরই যে এই রিপোর্টের শিরোনামের যৌক্তিক প্রমাণ!
সিরিজের পরের ম্যাচে বা সিরিজে আশরাফুলের জায়গায় রকিবুল হাসান এবং মাশরাফির বদলে একজন বাড়তি স্পিনার হিসেবে নাইম ইসলামকে খেলতে দেখলে অবাক হওয়ার কিছু থাকবে না।
—কি বললেন? এই বদলের কারণ খুঁজছেন?
আরে ভাই—অধিনায়কের দল বলে একটা কথা আছে না!

http://www.amardeshonline.com/pages/details/2010/12/02/56004

_Rafi_
December 1, 2010, 01:39 PM
Loitta must know that Shakib is not going to be his playing doll. He is not going to be his "yes sir" type of captain. He is going to stand against all misconduct and corruption in BCB. Its better for Loitta not to consider Shakib as just a weed. Shakib is a tiger, a real one, going to hurt if anyone comes into his way. Go Shakib go. We are all behind you.

Razi
December 1, 2010, 01:46 PM
For those who can't see Bangla in that page.

[বাংলা]বাংলাদেশ দলে অন্তর্দ্বন্দ্ব!
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সাকিব অধিনায়কত্ব নেবেন না। তার পরও তাকেই অধিনায়কত্ব দেয়া হয়েছে। এতে মন খারাপ হতেই পারে দীর্ঘদিন ইনজুরির কাটিয়ে দলে ফেরা ‘নিয়মিত’ অধিনায়ক মাশরাফি বিন মর্তুজার। তিনি সুস্থ এবং বুধবার জিম্বাবুয়ের বিরুদ্ধে প্রথম ওয়ানডে ম্যাচও খেলেছেন। তবে দলের অধিনায়ক নয়, একজন নিয়মিত ক্রিকেটার হয়ে। দলে ফিরেছেন তামিম ইকবাল ও মোহাম্মাদ আশরাফুলও। এদের কারণে একাদশ থেকে বাদ পরীক্ষিত তিন পারফরমার নাঈম ইসলাম ও রকিবুল হাসান। তাই প্রথম ম্যাচের একাদশ নিয়ে সন্তুষ্ট ছিলেন না অধিনায়ক সাকিব আল হাসান। দলে কয়েক জনের ফেরা, একাদশ নির্বাচন এবং পরীক্ষিতদের না খেলার কারণেই নাকি নিউজিল্যান্ডকে হোয়াইট ওয়াশ করা বাংলাদেশ হেরেছে জিম্বাবুয়ের বিরুদ্ধে। দলের মধ্যে অন্তর্দ্বন্দ্বের সুস্পষ্ট চিহ্ন থাকলেও তা অবশ্য মানতে রাজি হননি বোর্ড পরিচালকরা। অবশ্য সেটা আনুষ্ঠানিকভাবে। কেউ কেউ এমন আভাস দিলেও মিডিয়ায় বলতে নারাজ। তাতে কি, কোন কিছু কি গোপন থাকে? ম্যাচ হারের পর সংবাদ সম্মেলনে এলেন বাংলাদেশের অধিনায়ক সাকিব। তার ‘শরীরিভাষা’ আর ‘দায়সারা’ বক্তব্যে অনুমেয়- বাংলাদেল দলে কি হচ্ছে, দল নিয়ে কি হচ্ছে?

অধিনায়কের দায়িত্ব নিতে প্রস্তুত ছিলেন না সাকিব। অনেকটা জোর করে নেতৃত্ব চাপিয়ে দেয়া হয়েছে। এমনকি খেলোয়াড় নির্বাচনেও অধিনায়কের মতামতকে একেবারেই গুরুত্ব দেওয়া হয়নি। ১৫ সদস্যের দল নির্বাচনের পরে সাকিবের হাতে খেলোয়াড় তালিকা তুলে দিয়েছিলেন বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ড (বিসিবি) সভাপতি আ হ ম মোস্তফা কামাল। দল নির্বাচনের আগে সাকিবের সঙ্গে আলোচনা করা হয়েছে কী না জানতে চাইলে বিসিবি সভাপতি বলেছিলেন, “আমরা যেভাবে বলবো সাকিব সেভাবে খেলবে। নিশ্চয় তার কথায় দল হবে না।”

শুরু থেকেই বিতর্ক তৈরি করে রেখেছে বিসিবি। বিতর্ক জমিয়ে দিয়েছেন সাকিব। ম্যাচ পরবর্তী সংবাদ সম্মেলনে অধিনায়ক জানিয়েছেন,“আমার পছন্দের দল হয়নি। কোচ, নির্বাচক এবং অন্যরা একাদশ নির্বাচন করেছেন।” অধিনায়ক হিসেবে যথাযথ দায়িত্ব পালন করতে পারছেন না বলেই জানিয়েছেন সাকিব। বলেন, “অধিনায়কের দায়িত্ব ভালোভাবে পালন করতে দেওয়া হলে খুশি হবো। দায়িত্ব পাওয়ার পর আমার মনে হয় না মাঠের ভেতরে কোন ভুল করেছি।”

প্রথম ম্যাচে জিম্বাবুয়ের কাছে ৯ রানে পরাজিত হলেও নিজের পারফরমেন্স নিয়ে অতৃপ্ত নয় টাইগার দলপতি সাকিব আল হাসান! তিনি মনে করেন ম্যাচে তার আর করার কিছু ছিল না। ভালো বোলিং করেছেন, ব্যাট হাতেও খুব একটা খারাপ করেননি। তবে ম্যাচটা শেষ করে আসলে ভালো হতো বলে উল্লেখ করেন টাইগার দলপতি।

সাকিব বলেন, ‘ম্যাচ শেষ না করেই আউট হওয়া ছাড়া পুরো ম্যাচে আমি কোন ভুল করিনি। তাই দল হারলেও আমার খুব একটা খারাপ লাগছে না।’ দলের হারে কষ্ট না পাওয়া সাকিব মাশরাফি ও শুভর রান আউট হওয়া প্রসঙ্গে সাকিব বলেন, ‘শুভ বল মেরেই দৌড় দিয়েছিল। আমি নো বলার সময় পাইনি। আর মাশরাফি প্রথমে বের হলে রান হয়ে যেত।’

দলের অন্যদের পারফরমেন্স মূল্যায়ন করতে গিয়ে সাকিব বললেন সবচেয়ে ভয়ঙ্কক কথা, ‘এই দলের কাছে এর চাইতে বেশি আশা করা যায় না।’ তবে কি পরাজয়টা বাংলাদেশের দরকার ছিল? এই প্রশ্নের জবাবে সাকিব বলেন, ‘দরকার ছিল কিনা বলতে পারব না, তবে আমাদের চেয়ে ওরা অনেক ভালো বল করেছে। আমাদের ব্যাটিংয়ের যে অবস্থা তাতে প্রথমে ব্যাট করলে ১৮০ রানেই অল আউট হতাম আমরা।’

গত ম্যাচগুলোর চেয়ে এদিন সবচেয়ে বাজে ফিল্ডিং হয়েছে বলে মনে করেন সাকিব। এর একটা ব্যাখ্যাও দিলেন। যা মোটেও দলের অটুট বন্ধনকে ‘মিন’ করে না। সাকিব বলেন, ‘এই ম্যাচে দলের দুই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ফিল্ডার রকিবুল ও নাঈম মাঠের বাইরে ছিল। তাদের জায়গায় যারা খেলেছেন (আশরাফুল ও মাশরাফি) তারা তত ভালো মানের ফিল্ডার না। এদের কাছে এর চাইতে ভালো ফিল্ডিং আশা করা যায় না। তাছাড়া প্রায় প্রতিটি ম্যাচে আমরা বাজে ব্যাটিং করছি। নিউজিল্যান্ড সিরিজসহ টানা পাঁচ ম্যাচ আমাদের টপ অর্ডার ফ্লপ করেছে। এভাবে আমরা ব্যাটিং করতে থাকলে এই সিরিজে আরো ম্যাচ হারতে হবে।’

সাকিবের এমন মন্তব্য উপস্থিতি সবাইকেই প্রায় বিচলতি করেছে। সিরিজের ভবিষ্যৎ নিয়েও একটা আগাম বার্তাই যেন দিলেন কাপ্তান সাকিব।

কেন ভালো ফিল্ডারের পরিবর্তে খারাপ ফিল্ডার নিয়ে মাঠে নেমেছে বাংলাদেশ- এই প্রশ্নের উত্তরে সাকিব জানান, ‘টিম নিয়ে আমি কিছু বলতে চাই না। তাছাড়া দল নির্বাচনে আমারও ভূমিকা ছিল।’ তবে সেই ভূমিকা নিয়েও সন্তুষ্ট নন সাকিব। প্রথমে দলের অধিনায়কত্ব নিতে অপরাগতার কারণ জানতে চাইলে তিনি জানান, ‘অনেক কারণ রয়েছে, যা বলে শেষ করা যাবে না।’ তবে প্রথম ম্যাচে জিম্বাবুয়ের বিরুদ্ধে যে দল নিয়ে স্বাগতিকরা মাঠে নেমেছে সেটি যে সাকিবের পছন্দ ছিল না, তা পরিষ্কার বুঝিয়ে দিয়েছেন তিনি। নিজের পছন্দের দলের কথা জানতে চাইলে ‘তা নিজের মনেই থাক’ বলে উঠে চলে যান টাইগার দলপতি। এক পর্যায়ে তো বলেই দিলেন, ‘দল নিয়ে কথা বলতে ভালো লাগছে না।’ এতটাই বিরক্ত বিশ্বসেরা অল রাউন্ডার সাকিব!

প্রধান নির্বাচক রফিকুল আলমের ভাষ্যমতে একাদশ নির্বাচনে অধিনায়কের ভূমিকা থাকে সবচেয়ে বেশি। প্রথম ম্যাচেও অধিনায়কের পছন্দের একাদশ নির্বাচন করা হয়। কিন্তু আনুষ্ঠানিক সংবাদ সম্মেলনে সাকিব আল হাসান বলেছেন ভিন্ন কথা। রীতিমতো বোমা ফাটিয়েছেন। সেরা দুই ফিল্ডার নাঈম ইসলাম এবং রকিবুল হাসানকে একাদশের বাইরে রাখায় খুশি হতে পারেননি।

সাকিবের এমন মন্তব্যে প্রধান নির্বাচক জানিয়েছেন, ‘৯৯ শতাংশ সাকিবের পছন্দে হয়েছে। আমরা তাকে কিছু চাপিয়ে দেয়নি। আমি সাকিবের সঙ্গে কথা বলে জেনেছি, ম্যাচ হেরে আবেগে অনেক কথা বলেছে।’[/বাংলা]

Now really didn't expect this from Shak, these are some really harsh words what a captain must never say, and unfortunately a single word is not fabricated here, these are the exact words he said in the press conference which I saw myself in the news clips.

wktkeeper
December 1, 2010, 01:47 PM
i think its too much arrogance from sakib.he is now creating an unwanted situation inside the team before the big event of worldcup. i think it will not only damage the team unity but also create divide in the different player groups.

dolcevita
December 1, 2010, 01:51 PM
He is all right :
he is just frustrated by his team mate mediocrity
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LateCut
December 1, 2010, 01:55 PM
It is a clear sign of immaturity. A succesfull leader makes the best of the hand he is dealt with. Clearly it was not the one he wished for. However, publicly naming names and comparison on-field performances will invariably create an atmosphere of discontent. As a captain he cannot play favorites (at least publicly). We will soon be dimished to infighting bunch like the Pakis if this behaviour is continued. Admittedly Sakib led by example on the field but failed terribly off the field. I will implore BCB to releive of his captaincy role which he apparently does not want.

Bancan
December 1, 2010, 01:55 PM
Wow. Pretty intense stuff.

I would be frustrated too. Everyone needs to either get on his level or step off. And this Kamal dude needs to GTFO.

Haru-party
December 1, 2010, 02:01 PM
monta khubi kharap hoitese....eirokom Bangladesh team-er shopnoto ami dekhi nai :(

Baundule
December 1, 2010, 02:03 PM
Shakib's statements are not professional; but it is something needed for a better future. The selection blunders are obvious even to the fans and a captain can not get the best out of his players if he does not get his favoured team.

Personally, I am a big fan of Mash and Ash; but when out of form, they should not be picked. The same goes for Mushy. Having a liability in the field can freak out a bowler as well as a captain. I know the feeling even with my unimportant para matches.

wktkeeper
December 1, 2010, 02:04 PM
When i was watching todays game, the only question i asked myself was, if mashrafee is not fully fit and he was not bowling well, then why he continued to ball 6 over in straight ? was it a decision by mash himself or sakib got a role to play?

he might be disappointed after the match, but he was creating these captaincy drama before start of the series.

i really like this guy as a cricketer. but as a captain, i think he needs to be more mature and become a motivating leader.

Tendulkar_Mcgrath
December 1, 2010, 02:05 PM
amar monay hoi player der modhhey paaroshporik shomporker obonoti ghotse...team spirit onek down ekhon

Bancan
December 1, 2010, 02:06 PM
Shakib's statements are not very professional; but it is something needed for a better future. The selection blunders are obvious even to the fans and a captain can not get the best out of his players if he does not get his favoured team.

Personally, I am a big fan of Mash and Ash; but when out of form, they should not be picked. The same goes for Mushy. Having a liability in the field can freak out a bowler as well as a captain. I know the feeling even with my unimportant para matches.

When was Ash in form?

Everyone wants Shakib to be professional. Yet BCB's professionalism is non existent. Emotions and politics run our cricket rather than sensible decisions.

Bancan
December 1, 2010, 02:10 PM
When i was watching todays game, the only question i asked myself was, if mashrafee is not fully fit and he was not bowling well, then why he continued to ball 6 over in straight ? was it a decision by mash himself or sakib got a role to play?

he might be disappointed after the match, but he was creating these captaincy drama before start of the series.

i really like this guy as a cricketer. but as a captain, i think he needs to be more mature and become a motivating leader.

He doesn't want to be captain. It is pretty damn evident from what he said. The only reason he is the captain is lack of better choice out there. BCB wants him to be captain but not willing to let him run things his way. If you make the man the Captain, then let him do his job without interfering so much. From all the news reports in recent history it seems a lot of board members dont like him. Probably has something to do with it.

mac
December 1, 2010, 02:12 PM
I am with Shakib. Everyone in the team knows Shakib very well and should understand that he just wants better performance from everyone. Whoever in the team takes his statement negatively is bad for team chemistry and should be in the team.

wktkeeper
December 1, 2010, 02:17 PM
i think board, media and even the players are creating a personal clash between mash and sakib. day by day its becoming more visible. the best decision for board would be to select a new captain. may be tamim :) after sakib, he is the best performer :)

we want team unity. the 11 players on the field should represent the hopes and dreams of 150 million people of Bangladesh.

Regarding Ash vs Rok selection, well lets the coach and team think tanks select the best suited player. we know what ash can do when he clicks and how he can disappoint us everytime :) but we also know the batting style of rok which according to many is not suitable for ODI. unfortunately, we do not have any option at number 4 other than ash or rok.

reyme
December 1, 2010, 02:18 PM
Now really didn't expect this from Shak, these are some really harsh words what a captain must never say, and unfortunately a single word is not fabricated here, these are the exact words he said in the press conference which I saw myself in the news clips.

Harsh but true. He did not have any choice now did he? How long he has to carry this all by himself. What has Ash/Mash/Junaid do to retain a place? If the team wins everyone makes money including the non performers. Is it fair?

Eshen
December 1, 2010, 02:21 PM
i really like this guy as a cricketer. but as a captain, i think he needs to be more mature and become a motivating leader.
Well, it's hard to be a motivating leader when your team know you are just a stop-gap solution, and that the board will get rid of you in their first suitable opportunity!

Tiger-ess
December 1, 2010, 02:24 PM
To be honest I cant see wether Shakib's frustration is aimes at BCB selectors or Mashrafe himself. lets not forget this isnt the first time Shakib is speaking out against Mashrafe. And its really sad you know because Shakib has the respect of millions and millions as a player...so as a person when he starts behaving like a right **** like this what can I say its just very dissapointing.
And the thing that kills it the most is that if you look at the way Mash behave with Shakib in from clips etc look at his body language and that....its really beautiful, he genuinly looks like he has a lot of love for bossman and pampers him like a little brother. :( :( Haire... eishob ki hotche amader cricket team e...

Tiger-ess
December 1, 2010, 02:28 PM
Well, it's hard to be a motivating leader when your team know you are just a stop-gap solution, and that the board will get rid of you in their first suitable opportunity!

Yeah but it doesnt take rocket science to figure out since Shakib is captaining this series which is a dress rehersel for worldcup, despite Mashrafe being fit and in team..Then he'll probably retain captincy for worldcup and even in the long run as there arent any other suitable options around. BUT then again this is BCB we're talking about and they can do ANYTHING.

Habib
December 1, 2010, 02:37 PM
Now really didn't expect this from Shak, these are some really harsh words what a captain must never say, and unfortunately a single word is not fabricated here, these are the exact words he said in the press conference which I saw myself in the news clips.

Really? This is awesome.

al Furqaan
December 1, 2010, 02:41 PM
It is a clear sign of immaturity. A succesfull leader makes the best of the hand he is dealt with. Clearly it was not the one he wished for. However, publicly naming names and comparison on-field performances will invariably create an atmosphere of discontent. As a captain he cannot play favorites (at least publicly). We will soon be dimished to infighting bunch like the Pakis if this behaviour is continued. Admittedly Sakib led by example on the field but failed terribly off the field. I will implore BCB to releive of his captaincy role which he apparently does not want.

spot on! couldn't have said it better myself.

this is a recipe for certain disaster.

i don't understand why this is such a big deal, we lost a game. yes, it sucks, but it happens. losing is part of the game. its not being a sissy to accept that, learn from your mistakes, and move on. we have never whitewashed zimbabwe asides from once back in 2006. and the last 3 home series we have made a habit of complacently losing the first match of the series only to come back and claim the trophy in the end.

our fielding was shabby, our running horrible. our batting was also not that good, but before we can judge our middle orders and powerpla performance we need to bat first a set a total to see where we stand. zimbabwe beat us in the little things, indicating we were rusty and complacent. but these comments from shakib are quite worrying.

thats my take at least.

Habib
December 1, 2010, 02:44 PM
When i was watching todays game, the only question i asked myself was, if mashrafee is not fully fit and he was not bowling well, then why he continued to ball 6 over in straight ? was it a decision by mash himself or sakib got a role to play?

he might be disappointed after the match, but he was creating these captaincy drama before start of the series.

i really like this guy as a cricketer. but as a captain, i think he needs to be more mature and become a motivating leader.

And when I was watching today's match, the only question I asked myself was, if Mashrafe was not fully fit why he was in the team? Also he couldn't bowl well in the opening overs under favorable condition & I thought he even sucks at death overs, then who the hell picked him in the team?

Eshen
December 1, 2010, 02:49 PM
Yeah but it doesnt take rocket science to figure out since Shakib is captaining this series which is a dress rehersel for worldcup, despite Mashrafe being fit and in team..Then he'll probably retain captincy for worldcup and even in the long run as there arent any other suitable options around. BUT then again this is BCB we're talking about and they can do ANYTHING.
Well, if you go by logic, Sakib is obvious choice to lead the team in WC. But Loitta got too big of an ego to follow simple logic.

Raynman
December 1, 2010, 03:06 PM
My take is that Shakib doesn't want Mash and/or Ash in the team. (It could be a logical thought as both seem to be a negative to the team/team chemistry or maybe its personal and petty).

Either way, if those two are in the team, Shakib is in a tough spot by being captain. With Mash there he feels obligated to bowl a minimum of 5/6 overs from Mash even if it is leaking too many runs. Ash is also dead weight as he is coming with BCB and Siddons backing to bat at the pivotal #4 spot.

Beamer
December 1, 2010, 03:12 PM
You know when I want to lead a team, any team ( be it sports or work ), I would want a lot of authority. Yes, that also makes me more accountable, but thats the only way I would get things done. This situation is not tenable for Sakib. He is clearly a born leader, and not someone who has been given a leadership role ( some one like Bashar ), and in my mind, there is a clear distinction. And since he is a Bangladeshi, such alpha personality will piss off a lot of people who in their mind are the leaders and him carrying their orders. We are the unfortunate ones. Sakib will not be a success in a country like ours. He will be looked at as a beyadob..

Ajfar
December 1, 2010, 03:17 PM
Shakib has had enough. He cant keep up like this. He is not robot he was bound to burst sometime soon. Hes been doing doing it all how long can he go on for. He is the captain and its his team. He has the right to point fingers and im glad he did. Im tired of hearing same crap over and over again. O amader aie hoise oi hoise future bhalo korar chesta korbo.
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Shaan
December 1, 2010, 03:20 PM
So, sad that this Loitta is killing our cricket..
ekhon ghore je agun lagse eita kemne nive ebong kotho je shomoy nebe shei chintay ami besh hotash ebong bishonno..shalar montai venge gelo :((

roman
December 1, 2010, 03:26 PM
[বাংলা]
সাকিব তাহলে কেন এমন বললেন? দলে দুজন ক্রিকেটারের অনুপস্থিতির কথা সুনির্দিষ্টভাবে উল্লেখ করে কেন বিব্রত করলেন অন্যদের! কোনো ব্যাখ্যা নেই এসবের। এমনকি সংবাদ সম্মেলন শেষে ড্রেসিংরুমে ফেরার পর তাঁর নিজের কাছেও নাকি মনে হয়েছে, যা বলে এসেছেন সবই ‘উল্টাপাল্টা’। নাম প্রকাশ না করার শর্তে দলের এক ক্রিকেটার বলেছেন, ‘বুঝতে পারছি না কেন সে এভাবে বলল। হারার পর সাংবাদিকদের সামনে ক্যাপ্টেনের এভাবে বলাটা ঠিক হয়নি। কোনো ক্যাপ্টেন এটা করবে না। তবে ড্রেসিংরুমে ফিরে কিন্তু সে নিজেও আমাদের বলেছে, সংবাদ সম্মেলনে উল্টাপাল্টা বলে এসেছে।’ দলের আরেক ক্রিকেটারও দিলেন একই তথ্য, ‘সাকিব এসে বলল, “কী যে বলে এসেছি নিজেও জানি না। যা-তা বলেছি। আমি আগে কখনো এভাবে বলিনি। আজ আমার যাওয়াই (সংবাদ সম্মেলনে) উচিত হয়নি।” এই দুই ক্রিকেটারেরই ধারণা, পরাজয়ের পর অতিরিক্ত হতাশা থেকেই সাকিব অমন প্রতিক্রিয়া জানিয়েছেন। কিন্তু হতাশা-রাগে-দুঃখে তো মানুষের মন থেকে সে কথাই বেরিয়ে আসে, যেটা স্বাভাবিক মেজাজে প্রকাশ না করে থাকা গেলেও মনের মধ্যে তার বসবাস আসলেই থাকে! সাকিবের অভিযোগগুলো যদি সত্যি না-ই হয়, রাগের মাথায়ও তো ওসব কথা তাঁর বলার কথা নয়!
বিসিবির নাম প্রকাশে অনিচ্ছুক এক পরিচালক কিন্তু উদ্ভূত পরিস্থিতির দায় নিজেদের কাঁধেই নিচ্ছেন, ‘সাকিবকে এমন অন্যায়ের দিকে তো আমরাই ঠেলে দিয়েছি। অধিনায়ক হতে না চাইলে তাকে জোর করে অধিনায়ক করা কেন? তা ছাড়া গত বোর্ড সভাতে সিদ্ধান্ত হয়েছিল ১৫ জনের দলে থাকলে মাশরাফিই অধিনায়ক, সহ-অধিনায়ক আগের মতো সাকিবেরই থাকার কথা। সেটা কী করে বদলে গেল?’
জানা গেছে, আজ পুরো বিষয়টি নিয়ে সাকিবের সঙ্গে কথা বলবেন বিসিবির ক্রিকেট পরিচালনা কমিটির প্রধান। সাকিবের মাঠের বাইরের ‘অধিনায়কত্ব’ দেখে কি আবারও সিদ্ধান্ত বদলাবেন তাঁরা?
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http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2010-12-02/news/112773

Etto genjam aar valo lage na. IF Stupid BCB cant come out with a correct resolution I dont see us winning this series forget about 2nd round of WC :mad:

Fazal
December 1, 2010, 03:27 PM
Its not mashrafee ....its not Ash who is screwing up the team, its the Selectors who are slow poisioning the team day after day....they drop performers and replace them with off-form non-performers. They give chance after chance to old haggards but don't hesitate to drop a young player even when he shows sign of improvement.
The Selectors don't help creating possible alternatives for rain days, rather stubbornly stick with their gut feeling even when they should realize that thair gut is full of shits there is nothing to feel except releasing firt. They selects a player like Jahirul as reserve but then drop him without even trying him and bring back old proven reject instead. They Select wrong player for wrong format i.e. Rakibul in T20 for example.

And the reporters and the fans don't create enough presuure to the BCB to make them more accountable to their decision. The coach is busy to keep his own job. And some cases shows his own favoritism (Junaid and Rakibul for example). And the circus continues.

So, yes its kind of harsh to Mashrafee and Ash fans for what Sakib said. But somebody have to do somthing when every body is keeping their mouth shut and playing it safe.
So thank you Sakib for doing a great service to BD cricket, spelling out the obvious unpleasant truth.

So thank you Sakib......You are my hero !!!!

Beamer
December 1, 2010, 03:33 PM
I am actually more impressed with Sakib than ever before. Every nascent cricket nation or a developing power need that unquestionable leader to navigate through the rough waters. Llyod was that for WI, Heath Streak for Zim and surely Ranatunga for SL. Those men stood for what they believed and let their opinions be heard. At this juncture, Sakib is the leader who is akin to those guys for their respective nations. I think we had enough of pseudo captains throughout the last ten years.

You can lead a donkey to the water, but to make him drink it, you need a forceful character full of conviction. Sakib is that guy.

AsifTheManRahman
December 1, 2010, 03:45 PM
If this was unprofessional from Shakib, then the rest of the team management, the selectors and the BCB directors are unprofessional as well. You don't pick players based on seniority. You don't pick non-performers, period. In a nutshell, no one in this setup is professional.

roman
December 1, 2010, 03:45 PM
I am actually more impressed with Sakib than ever before. Every nascent cricket nation or a developing power need that unquestionable leader to navigate through the rough waters. Llyod was that for WI, Heath Streak for Zim and surely Ranatunga for SL. Those men stood for what they believed and let their opinions be heard. At this juncture, Sakib is the leader who is akin to those guys for their respective nations. I think we had enough of pseudo captains throughout the last ten years.

You can lead a donkey to the water, but to make him drink it, you need a forceful character full of conviction. Sakib is that guy.


TBH I became a fan of "Captain" Shakib from yesterday. This guy has genuine winning attitude. I just hope that idiot Loitta dont sack him as a captain

WarWolf
December 1, 2010, 03:55 PM
Well done Shak. I am with you.

reyme
December 1, 2010, 03:59 PM
Its not mashrafee ....its not Ash who is screwing up the team, its the Selectors who are slow poisioning the team day after day....they drop performers and replace them with off-form non-performers. So thank you Sakib for doing a great service to BD cricket, spelling out the obvious unpleasant truth.

So thank you Sakib......You are my hero !!!!

Could not have said any better. So thank you Fazal.

Tiger444
December 1, 2010, 04:00 PM
Sakib blasts team-mates,
questions selection

Sakib al Hasan is known for his outspokenness and his monosyllabic reply to many questions, still the manner in which he lambasted his team-mates after Bangladesh’s nine run defeat to Zimbabwe in the first one-day international on Wednesday came as a big shock and surprise to many. After his gallant batting effort proved futile, Sakib, in his post match analysis of the defeat, also questioned the selection of the team – which is unbecoming of a captain as he was a part of it. Sakib, who scored 63 runs and was involved in two crucial run-outs before he was out just 15 runs away from the win, made it very clear that he had no say in the squad selection and said he did not expect them to win. Here are the excerpts from his post-match press briefing.
Q: Is it Zimbabwe’s win or Bangladesh’s loss?
Sakib: I think they have bowled well, we should have batted better. I won’t say we fielded well, but our batting was pretty ordinary.
Q: Was there any pressure?
Sakib: We were 80-1, needing 120 odd runs in 30 overs, I don’t think any batsman should have felt any pressure at this situation.
Q: Has that become a custom, losing the first match to Zimbabwe in every series?
Sakib: Frankly, we played very poor cricket, especially batting and nothing else. Win or loss, it can happen at the end of the day. But we have to keep our basics right.
Q: What is your explanation about four-run outs?
Sakib: I can’t say what happened to Junaed. I can only say about those in which I was involved. Shuvo Bhai [Shorawardi Shuvo] started running just after hitting the ball. The moment I said ‘no’, it was too late. About the second one, I think it would be a run if Mashrafee Bhai (Mashrafee bin Murtaza] had run fast. I did not see the last run-out.
Q: Why running between the wickets was so poor?
Sakib: It’s tough to say. It wasn’t so poor until today.
Q: How different you feel in today’s press conference than the ones against New Zealand?
Sakib: I am not really feeling anything bad [laugh]. To be honest if we play like this we will lose. Every player one should do his job correctly. It’s true that I could not finish off the game. Apart from this I did not make any mistake. That’s why I did not feel anything bad.
Q: What about fielding?
Sakib: We had our best fielders sitting out the match. Those who played maybe they are not good enough, at least not capable like the ones who missed out. Naeem and Roqibul are our two best fielders, but they did not play.
Q: Do you think fielding will be like this if this team continues?
Sakib: I don’t think we can expect anything from this team fielding-wise. Selectors, coach and who else are there have got to get a solution.
Q: Are you ready to take any blame for the run outs?
Sakib: I don’t think I had any fault. The ball was on the edge of 30-yard circle. It could easily be a run.
Q: Do you think Bangladesh were complacent at some stage?
Sakib: No.
Q: Do you think it is a wake-up call ahead of the World Cup?
Sakib: I don’t know if it is a wake-up call or not. But if we continue to play like this, there is every chance for us to lose many more matches.
Q: Do you feel the necessity of any change in the line-up?
Sakib: I don’t know. There are people to think about it.
Q: What about the wicket?
Sakib: Wicket was good when we batted. If we had batted first we would have been dismissed for 180 runs because the ball was turning. The ball did not turn that much in the second half and it was coming nicely onto the bat.
Q: Did you have any say in the team selection?
Sakib: Obviously I had some role. But it should have been more.
Q: Who would have been in you team?
Sakib: I should not disclose it, should I? But as captain I wanted everyone to do well. Everybody should play to his ability. You cannot expect more than that.
Q: Do you think an inconsistent batsman who happened to be a poor fielder deserves a place in the team?
Sakib: It’s very tough. I don’t like to talk about the team more?
Q: You said earlier that you did not want to be captain. It seems you are still not very satisfied?
Sakib: Right, I am not satisfied really.
Q: Why?
Sakib: There are many reasons. I cannot say everything today.
Q: Which team would you liked to pick?
Sakib: I have that deep inside me.

http://www.newagebd.com/2010/dec/02/spt.html

Bancan
December 1, 2010, 04:01 PM
http://www.ntvbd.tv/index.php?view=article&catid=20:todays-top-news&id=103:2010-10-05-06-49-35&option=com_content&Itemid=55

here is the video

he snapped.

al Furqaan
December 1, 2010, 04:12 PM
what this game proves is that our entire team is, sans Tamim and Shakib, pitch dependent. we can win against top sides on these slow and low tracks we have at home, because it levels the playing field. it upps our strength (spin bowling) and negates the difference maker in the other team (superior batting).

unfortunately, it will also swing the other way when we play teams ranked lower than us, especially one like ZIM whose strength also relies on spin bowling.

i've always maintained that against minnows we need to lay out a flat track and simply bat them out of the game like we did at Bulawayo last year. Coventry hit 194* and we still won the game. How and why? Because our batting unit as a whole is still fundamentally better than theirs, and on a flat track where bowlers have little say, the side that wins is the side that can out-bat the other.

When you make bowling friendly (in this case spin friendly) tracks, you level the batting aspect and it becomes a case of whose batsman can win the war of attrition. we lost.

Eshen
December 1, 2010, 04:15 PM
http://www.ntvbd.tv/index.php?view=article&catid=20:todays-top-news&id=103:2010-10-05-06-49-35&option=com_content&Itemid=55

here is the video

he snapped.
Thanks for the video. He sure looked like a disturbed person!

reyme
December 1, 2010, 04:26 PM
Good analysis Al Furqaan! It does not seem like our cricket management is smart enough to realize these facts. I wish BCB was run like an IPL team or more like a private company. Great things happen when you have smart people. With current setup even the smartest poeple will not have much impact, as politics play a bigger role. These directors are only concerned about their personal gain. You see a director from football background all of a dudden holds one of the most important role at BCB. Do you think he can really think about how to utilize of home field adv?

Ajfar
December 1, 2010, 04:30 PM
Shakib is standing up for what he believes in. If that makes him be unprofessional so be it.
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Eshen
December 1, 2010, 04:32 PM
i've always maintained that against minnows we need to lay out a flat track and simply bat them out of the game like we did at Bulawayo last year. Coventry hit 194* and we still won the game. How and why? Because our batting unit as a whole is still fundamentally better than theirs, and on a flat track where bowlers have little say, the side that wins is the side that can out-bat the other.

Well, this is not another series to bully the minnows, this is the last prep series before WC'11. When we will be facing England, WI, and SA, we won't be able bat them out, our best chance will be to spin them out. IMO, the think-tank did the right thing by not giving the batsmen easy way out, but to force them to adapt to our best possible strategy.

Regardless of the nature of the pitch or nature of opposition attack, there is simply no excuse that our batsmen failed to chase down 210 on our home ground!

al Furqaan
December 1, 2010, 04:59 PM
Well, this is not another series to bully the minnows, this is the last prep series before WC'11. When we will be facing England, WI, and SA, we won't be able bat them out, our best chance will be to spin them out. IMO, the think-tank did the right thing by not giving the batsmen easy way out, but to force them to adapt to our best possible strategy.

Regardless of the nature of the pitch or nature of opposition attack, there is simply no excuse that our batsmen failed to chase down 210 on our home ground!

all excellent points. i fully agree.

MarufH
December 1, 2010, 05:10 PM
If the man does not wanna be a cap.. why force him? How about Imrul as a captain. :p

BanCricFan
December 1, 2010, 05:31 PM
Shabash Shakib! I salute thee!

Now here we have a Man who is not afraid to speak out. Instead of being a mere pawn to the corrupt BCB "leadership", he decided to be his own man. Bravo!

Sad thing is Shakib will be sacked soon and replaced by a non-performing and unfit captain. The team is definitely divided into two camps: corrupt and rotten Loitta Kamal and his patroned players V competent and courageous Shakib.

The answer? Saber Chowdhury. Otherwise, let us collectively kiss the 2011 WC goodbye now!

cricket_dorshok
December 1, 2010, 05:42 PM
Bravo Shakib. Speaks truth against all the odds.

The Loitta guy is killing our cricket.

Shartaz
December 1, 2010, 05:48 PM
It is a clear sign of immaturity. A succesfull leader makes the best of the hand he is dealt with. Clearly it was not the one he wished for. However, publicly naming names and comparison on-field performances will invariably create an atmosphere of discontent. As a captain he cannot play favorites (at least publicly). We will soon be dimished to infighting bunch like the Pakis if this behaviour is continued. Admittedly Sakib led by example on the field but failed terribly off the field. I will implore BCB to releive of his captaincy role which he apparently does not want.

I beg to differ with you...every nation (like what Beamer said) needs a combative unrelenting leader...every great cricketing culture has them....the bothams, boycotts, lillees , miandads of the world

I vividly remember sri lanka's cricketing pioneer Arjuna Ranatunga taking the entire srilankan team off the field when murali was infamously called for chucking in australia....do you thinks that was immature of ranatunga?

Shakib did absoulutely the right thing for blasting the team and especially the deadweights for a game that should have been won.

22Yards
December 1, 2010, 06:15 PM
Do you want a professional puppet or a reformer ? your pick
Shakib the man.

Zeeshan
December 1, 2010, 06:37 PM
Contrast shakib's ballsy interview with the toolish reporter b.kabir. smh.

Zunaid
December 1, 2010, 06:38 PM
You know when I want to lead a team, any team ( be it sports or work ), I would want a lot of authority. Yes, that also makes me more accountable, but thats the only way I would get things done. This situation is not tenable for Sakib. He is clearly a born leader, and not someone who has been given a leadership role ( some one like Bashar ), and in my mind, there is a clear distinction. And since he is a Bangladeshi, such alpha personality will piss off a lot of people who in their mind are the leaders and him carrying their orders. We are the unfortunate ones. Sakib will not be a success in a country like ours. He will be looked at as a beyadob..

Finally. Someone recognizing Shakib's personality for what it is. A role has responsibility. But the responsibility must also have authority. BCB's micromanagement and emasculation of the role of captain and the coach is destroying the team.

Youc call crap if you see crap. If you are the leader, that is your job. You are failing in your responsibility if you do not. But of course, in Bangladesh, he will be pilloried for not showing shomman to the seniors and murubbis.

Age does NOT merit automatic respect (perhaps sympathy). Only ability does.

dolcevita
December 1, 2010, 07:08 PM
Shame the Shakib has to plays with guy like ashrafool , this guy has played 150 odi but still make the stupid mistake
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Naimul_Hd
December 1, 2010, 07:26 PM
In a way, i am glad that it happened in the first match of this series. This lost is an eye opener. I fully support Shakib for this bold and honest statement. Any one could easily walked out saying "No Comment" and keeping this secret. That would have been worse for us. Thankfully, Shakib let these know to keep selectors and some of the players on their feet !

Jadukor
December 1, 2010, 09:11 PM
i've always maintained that against minnows we need to lay out a flat track and simply bat them out of the game like we did at Bulawayo last year. Coventry hit 194* and we still won the game. How and why? Because our batting unit as a whole is still fundamentally better than theirs, and on a flat track where bowlers have little say, the side that wins is the side that can out-bat the other.

When you make bowling friendly (in this case spin friendly) tracks, you level the batting aspect and it becomes a case of whose batsman can win the war of attrition. we lost.

A year ago i would have agreed with you but based on the evidence from Zim vs SA series... laying out flat tracks might have back fired also... Their lineup has batsman who are able to hit 4s & 6s... We have firepower in only Tamim, Shakib and Junaid...

Yesterday Mahmudullah wasted 38 balls and scored one boundary in his 14... and that boundary came from an under edge... so who do you suppose would have lead the chase if Zimbabwe had scored 280 batting first?
The bottom line is in a big chase with our current batting order we need Tamim to fire everytime and score 70-100 to win high scoring matches... because only Shakib and Tamim can keep up with the run rate....

Jadukor
December 1, 2010, 09:16 PM
I don't understand why Board of Directors, President make so much news in BD cricket?... They are supposed oversee the administration and the game's overall development... why the heck are they so involved in Team matters...
How many times do we hear about ECB board officials during the Ashes?... i think all over the world Selectors, Coach and Captain sit together and pick the squad... and Coach and Captain pick the playing XI... why can't we do the same?

Zunaid
December 1, 2010, 09:34 PM
^^ That's the deshi management way - micromanagement.

Shakib should just say - "Let go of my ears, I know what I am doing".

Antora
December 1, 2010, 10:02 PM
That's ma man :D
You show'em! And what he said is 100% correct!

shakibrulz
December 1, 2010, 10:23 PM
Can't understand these armchair critics bragging about 'unprofessionalism' yada yada. He's calling a spade a spade. Unprofessionalism is enforcing captaincy on your key player even after he's rejected it. And he just wants a good side, without crapshraful or some other non performers. Unless you give him that, how's he single handedly expected to win games for you?

Hats off Shakib!

shakibrulz
December 1, 2010, 10:24 PM
Finally. Someone recognizing Shakib's personality for what it is. A role has responsibility. But the responsibility must also have authority. BCB's micromanagement and emasculation of the role of captain and the coach is destroying the team.

Youc call crap if you see crap. If you are the leader, that is your job. You are failing in your responsibility if you do not. But of course, in Bangladesh, he will be pilloried for not showing shomman to the seniors and murubbis.

Age does NOT merit automatic respect (perhaps sympathy). Only ability does.
Seconded, bro.

Shartaz
December 1, 2010, 10:32 PM
I don't understand why Board of Directors, President make so much news in BD cricket?... They are supposed oversee the administration and the game's overall development... why the heck are they so involved in Team matters...
How many times do we hear about ECB board officials during the Ashes?... i think all over the world Selectors, Coach and Captain sit together and pick the squad... and Coach and Captain pick the playing XI... why can't we do the same?

I think a lot of it also has to do with the narcissm and self vanity of the politicians that run the BCB...remember when we were in england earlier this year and Mustafa Kamal and his scrooges were seen sitting in the famous players balcony at lords for the whole match...just so they could get some cheap publicity....it sure irked David Lloyd who said "there's so many seats in the stadium, why do they have to sit in the players balcony".....

Jadukor
December 1, 2010, 10:36 PM
I think a lot of it also has to do with the narcissm and self vanity of the politicians that run the BCB...remember when we were in england earlier this year and Mustafa Kamal and his scrooges were seen sitting in the famous Players balcony at lords for the whole match...just so they could get some cheap publicity....it sure irked David Lloyd who said "there's so many seats in the stadium, why do they have to sit in the players balcony".....

well its clear that Shakib will not subscribe to the "Ji Hujur" culture that the Board officials are used to... so we are likely to see things turn uglier :-(

AsifTheManRahman
December 1, 2010, 10:40 PM
Finally. Someone recognizing Shakib's personality for what it is. A role has responsibility. But the responsibility must also have authority. BCB's micromanagement and emasculation of the role of captain and the coach is destroying the team.

Youc call crap if you see crap. If you are the leader, that is your job. You are failing in your responsibility if you do not. But of course, in Bangladesh, he will be pilloried for not showing shomman to the seniors and murubbis.

Age does NOT merit automatic respect (perhaps sympathy). Only ability does.
Hear hear.

roman
December 1, 2010, 11:16 PM
Seriously we are so lucky to have a player like Shakib. A real tiger take a bow.

Sohel
December 2, 2010, 12:32 AM
Good posts from Baundule and Beamer. This type of brutal honesty isn't pleasant but necessary for eventual positive change. I'm glad he came right out and said what he did. The 3 groups of matobbors -- moron selectors, sissifier Siddons and Loitta/Tutul -- must be accountable for failures because they don't hesitate to take credit for success, even when they're just riding on the coattails of individual success and natural progression of gifted and serious young players.

I'm with Moyna 100%. Semper Fi Skipper! :fanflag:

Murad
December 2, 2010, 02:19 AM
You know when I want to lead a team, any team ( be it sports or work ), I would want a lot of authority. Yes, that also makes me more accountable, but thats the only way I would get things done. This situation is not tenable for Sakib. He is clearly a born leader, and not someone who has been given a leadership role ( some one like Bashar ), and in my mind, there is a clear distinction. And since he is a Bangladeshi, such alpha personality will piss off a lot of people who in their mind are the leaders and him carrying their orders. We are the unfortunate ones. Sakib will not be a success in a country like ours. He will be looked at as a beyadob..

I like him as the leader but I didn't like the way he criticized his team mates in front of the media. He did something like this in the past as well. I know they didn't perform well but he has no rights to do so. He has all the rights to scold them or slap them hard in the dressing room for not performing.

You don't criticize your team-mates (at work) in front of others who are not part of your team, do you? I don't think anyone would take it easy even in USA or other western countries.

Zunaid
December 2, 2010, 02:24 AM
I'm with Moyna 100%. Semper Fei Skipper! :fanflag:

Ooooh-rah!

Shaan
December 2, 2010, 02:40 AM
Whatever Shakib said it needed to say someday at some point by him (it obviously came out from his frustration), so the sooner it came the better for him and the entire team. Shakib kind of player comes once in blue moon for any country with the possessed merit and character. So, for the sake of country's future BCB should consider all reasons behind these hap-hazardous situation, then should come out with suitable solution which brings good for the player like Shakib and the team...

I'm 100% with Iceman !!

PoorFan
December 2, 2010, 03:01 AM
The bullet has been shot now lets see who dies and who stand tall. Well done Shakib, BD team needed some fixing and its better early before WC. Let see how the things rolls on.

Mahir
December 2, 2010, 03:34 AM
Beamer, :up:

As the ultimate optimist, I would like to take all this in as blessing in disguise. If snake came out trying to dig for worms, then lets get the entire area clean before mom comes home! So before the WC starts, lets get as many issues rectified as possible.

But then again, its in our golden motherland - Bangladesh... how much can you expect from the administrators. Poor Shakib... hard to be the reformer in our culture, but then the professional puppet will never accomplish anything in the greater scheme of things.

BANFAN
December 2, 2010, 03:50 AM
I think the next match will be all together different.

We were not serious, we have been caught off guarded. Fair enough and was necessary for us before world cup.

Baundule
December 2, 2010, 04:33 AM
When was Ash in form?
When he played match winning innings. In ODI matches won by Bangladesh, his average is 40+, all his 3 centuries resulted in wins.

rimon88
December 2, 2010, 04:52 AM
When he played match winning innings. In ODI matches won by Bangladesh, his average is 40+, all his 3 centuries resulted in wins.

Did you miss the question? It was "when"; how long ago. If I may remind you it is 2010. And ask you how long has he been poorly inconsistent in international cricket.

thebest
December 2, 2010, 05:35 AM
if Sakib was consulted before team selection, why he was declared captain after the team has been declared

cricket_fanatic
December 2, 2010, 06:16 AM
Shakib clearly spoke his mind against the unprofessionalism by BCB and selectors which is all true & good and he deserves applause for being blatantly honest. However, we have a got a task in hand which is to win the series and if the skipper is so pissed off with the overall team set up, I do not see how we will do that - he even mentioned something along similar lines. Add to this our misfiring batting, I have to say I am really concerned about the outcome of the series.

Baundule
December 2, 2010, 06:24 AM
Did you miss the question? It was "when"; how long ago. If I may remind you it is 2010. And ask you how long has he been poorly inconsistent in international cricket.
I think you failed to follow the conversation. Please go read what I meant and then I'll help you if it is still not clear.

Shaan
December 2, 2010, 06:25 AM
if Sakib was consulted before team selection, why he was declared captain after the team has been declared
Here is the sequence(pseudo)after Shakib entered to BCB office before captain and team selection:

Loitta: ki Shakib monda bala?
Shakib: ye mane Boss ei achi r ki !!
L: are amra tumare shei kobe teke kapataan banaiya rakhsi, shudu media-re ektu gulate pani khanor jonno etodin ei kaptaan drama
S: Kamal bai apni kintu lotus-er moto sundor kore kohta bolthe janen
K: se jonnoi to ami ei godithe achi..charsina eto shoje.. ta jai hok team kintu already tumar moner motho korei toiri kora hoise..
S: tai naki Boss, dekhi slipta dekhan..
K: are borosha rakho amar selection-e,, gabranor kuno karon nai, after all tumi ekjon bagha netha.. ei nao list.. eitai fainal
S: Tik ase Boss apni jeta disen oita diya muta muti ei adha-mora Zimbuder harano oshubidah hobe na. Oh Ash bai firsen naki team-e, unar gat-thi puron kore debone hujur re diay batting er somoy.. no problem Boss. Tarpor-o bolsilam Boss ektu risk hoye jayna?? Fielding-ta ektu durbol dekhaitase ??
L: are na tumi thakte abar kisher risk
S: accha Boss apni jokhon bolsen ki r kora.. hazar houk apni murobbi manush !! Tobe Mash bai rag korbenna ei kaptaan-er bepare??
L: Are ota amar upor chere dao.. koto mastan sidhe korlam..ki parbena..
S: ji boss..!!!

sheikh
December 2, 2010, 07:17 AM
'I was not prepared for captaincy' - Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan has expressed unhappiness at having the Bangladesh captaincy thrust upon him, and at not being given a free hand with selection following the nine-run defeat in the first one-dayer against Zimbabwe in Mirpur. Shakib, who had earlier turned down leadership of the side, was forced to take over from Mashrafe Mortaza when the seamer injured himself at the start of the New Zealand series. Shakib impressed, both as captain and player, as Bangladesh won that series 4-0. Despite Mortaza's return, he was asked to continue as captain for the Zimbabwe one-dayers.

"I was not prepared to take the job [captaincy]," Shakib said after the defeat. "And I am also not satisfied with my role as a captain. The reasons are numerous, and I cannot detail all of them right at the moment."

Bangladesh's problems against Zimbabwe began when their seam attack, led by Mortaza, allowed the visitors to get off to a strong start despite conditions that aided the new ball. Their fielding was also substandard, with the Zimbabwe openers surviving several run-out opportunities. Bangladesh's spinners then brought their side back into the game, dismissing Zimbabwe for 209, but the batsmen - barring Shakib who top-scored with 63 - collapsed in a rash of poor strokes and run-outs.

Shakib hinted that he was saddled with a XI that he did not completely agree with. "The captain should have a clearly defined role, but anyway I don't want to talk about the team. What I can say is that I gave my 100 % as a captain in the field.

"Fielding-wise we could not expect more from this team because we had two good fielders in Raqibul Hasan and Naeem Islam out of the team. Those who were in the team are not capable. Actually we can't expect more from this team as they did what they are capable of."

Raqibul played in the New Zealand series, but made way for Mohammad Ashraful who was given yet another opportunity to revive his flagging international career. Ashraful was a part of the batting failure in Mirpur, a recurring problem that Shakib felt had bogged the team down even in the New Zealand series.

"Ordinary batting was the main reason [for the defeat]. The simple thing is we didn't bat well though the wicket was really good for batting in the second innings. In the end, one can lose the match but the fact was that we played poor cricket today.

"We didn't bat well against New Zealand too and it's really worrying that we have batted badly five matches in a row. We will lose more matches if we play like this."

http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-zimbabwe-2010/content/current/story/490108.html

Akib
December 2, 2010, 07:30 AM
True it was unprofessional... but he spoke the truth. I'm happy he is standing up to the BCB!

Ash's selection was just confusing...... I have no idea why he was picked. Same with mash, who hasn't played well at all.

sheikh
December 2, 2010, 09:13 AM
Seems everything is back on track. Monjaalaa..jiiiii...hoooo...

http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=19865&pageTitle=details&editionID=1193

ammark
December 2, 2010, 09:38 AM
Seems everything is back on track. Monjaalaa..jiiiii...hoooo...

http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=19865&pageTitle=details&editionID=1193

Shesher line'ta mante parchhi na. Sakib tar abeg'er kotha mon khule bolechhe bole aajke unnotir dike agachhe amader dol.

Loitta Kamal'er Shoiracharir Nipat Jaak!

PoorFan
December 2, 2010, 10:06 AM
^ perhaps a wise move to cool down the atmosphere, message has been sent already.

Nadim
December 2, 2010, 10:11 AM
[বাংলা]ক্রিকেট পরিচালনা বিভাগের চেয়ারম্যান এনায়েত হোসেন সিরাজের সঙ্গে রুদ্ধদ্বার বৈঠক হয় নির্বাচক, কোচ এবং অধিনায়কের। দফায় দফায় চলে আলোচনা। উদ্দেশ্য একাদশ নির্বাচন নিয়ে গ্রহণযোগ্য সমাধানে পৌঁছানো। শেষপর্যন্ত সমঝোতার কথা শোনালেন একজন নির্বাচক। অর্থাৎ অধিনায়কের পছন্দকে গুরুত্ব দিয়ে দ্বিতীয় ম্যাচের একাদশ নির্বাচন করা হবে।

প্রথম ম্যাচের একাদশ থেকে কাকে ছেটে ফেলা হবে সেটা জানা যায়নি। ক্রিকেট পরিচালনা বিভাগের প্রধান জানিয়েছেন খেলার সকালে একাদশ প্রকাশ করা হবে। নির্বাচকদের সঙ্গে আলোচনা করে বোঝা গেছে একাদশ হয়ে আছে। অপ্রীতিকর পরিস্থিতি এড়াতে আগে থেকে কোন কিছু জানানো হচ্ছে না।

সংবাদ সম্মেলনে সাকিব আল হাসানের ক্ষোভ তাহলে অমূলক ছিলো না। গুরুত্বপূর্ণ দুই ফিল্ডার নাঈম ইসলাম এবং রকিবুল হাসানকে বসিয়ে রাখার সিদ্ধান্ত সাকিবের সঙ্গে আলোচনা করে নেওয়া হয়নি। অথবা অধিনায়কের কথা উপেক্ষা করে একাদশ নির্বাচন করা হয়েছে।

বোধহয় একারণেই বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ডের দায়িত্বশীল কর্মকর্তারা অধিনায়কের কড়া মন্তব্য শোনার পরেও মুখে কুলুপ এটে বসে আছেন। এনায়েত হোসেন সিরাজও বিষয়টি এড়িয়ে যাওয়ার চেষ্টা করেন। অবশ্য আলোচনার ফাঁকে মূল্যবান একটি বাক্য উপস্থাপন করেছেন তিনি। বলেন,“সাকিব নিজের ক্ষতি করেছে। আমরা ওসব নিয়ে আলোচনা করতে চাই না। পরের খেলাগুলো যাতে ভালো হয়, সেবিষয়ে পারস্পারিক দায়িত্ব বোধের কথা বলেছি।”

সতীর্থ খেলোয়াড়দের ভূমিকা এবং প্রথম ম্যাচের একাদশ নির্বাচন নিয়ে বিরক্তি প্রকাশ করেছেন অধিনায়ক। ঘটনার বিস্তারিত জানতে প্রধান নির্বাচক এবং ক্রিকেট পরিচালনা বিভাগের প্রধান সাকিবের সঙ্গে কথা বলে সাংবাদিকদের সহজ ব্যাখ্যা (আবেগে বলেছে) দেওয়ার চেষ্টা করেন। কিন্তু বাস্তবে সাকিব নিজের অবস্থান থেকে পুরো সরে আসেননি। বৃহস্পতিবার বলেন,“কিছুটা আবেগ এবং কিছুটা পারিপার্শি¦ক কারণে কথাগুলো বলেছি। অধিনায়কের দায়িত্ব যখন নিয়েছি তখন পুরো ভূমিকা না থাকলে কি করে হয়।”

শুধু একাদশ নির্বাচন নিয়ে নয়। ১৫ সদস্যের স্কোয়াড বাছাই নিয়েও অভিযোগ আছে সাকিবের। বিশেষ করে নেতা নির্বাচনের আগে স্কোয়াড বাছাইকে ভালোভাবে নিতে পারেননি অধিনায়ক। বলছিলেন,“স্কোয়াড তৈরি করে আমাকে দেওয়া হয়েছে। তখন নিশ্চয় আমার কিছু বলার থাকে না।”

ক্রিকেটাররাও সাকিবের মন্তব্য নিয়ে কিছু বলতে রাজি হননি। বরং টিম মিটিংয়ে মাঠের ভুল নিয়ে বেশি আলোচনা হয়েছে বলে জানান বাঁহাতি স্পিনার আব্দুর রাজ্জাক। বলেন,“অধিনায়ক কি বলেছে আমি শুনিনি। সকালে খবরের কাগজও দেখা হয়নি। তবে অধিনায়ক যা বলেছে সেটা নিয়ে ব্যক্তিগত ক্ষোভ বা বিভেদ তৈরির সুযোগ নেই।”

ক্রিকেট পরিচালনা বিভাগের প্রধান পেশাদার ক্রিকেটার হিসেবে উল্লেখ করেছেন সাকিবকে। সিরাজের দৃষ্টিতে,“পেশাদার হওয়ায় ভুলগুলো মেনে নিতে পারেনি সাকিব। আবেগে বলে দিয়েছে।”

কোচ জেমি সিডন্স মনে করেন, এই মুহূর্তে সাংবাদ মাধ্যমের সামনে না গেলে ভালো করবে সাকিব। কিন্তু অধিনায়ক সাংবাদিকদের মুখোমুখি হয়েছেন হাসি মুখে। বলেছেন,“আগের রাতে বুঝতে পেরেছেন অধিনায়ক হিসেবে সতীর্থ ক্রিকেটার এবং দল নির্বাচন নিয়ে সরাসরি বলা ঠিক হয়নি”

[/বাংলা]
http://www.banglanews24.com/detailsnews.php?nssl=ddbec3bd380a444ace1e4206072a0 085&nttl=2010120218796&toppos=1

dash
December 2, 2010, 12:09 PM
i think he doesnt want to be the captain because he believes(learned from the past/present) he doesnt have enough power as a captain that he beleives that he should have.......about his public relation skills; good or back thats the way he is. to be fair to the man he is a straight talker and it doesnt change in good or bad time (just look at his track record: alleged arguments with lotus, his comment regarding UDRS, his 4-1 prediction in the last series, etc)...to be fair thats something that greatness or gifted individuals posses by virtue....thats part of the reason that makes them great..........so us fans have to live with at times when he would sound arrogant and the times when he will bring joy......

Bancan
December 2, 2010, 12:15 PM
When he played match winning innings. In ODI matches won by Bangladesh, his average is 40+, all his 3 centuries resulted in wins.

How far apart were they? One innings here and there != good form.

Eshen
December 2, 2010, 01:15 PM
Ashraful, Riyad gone?

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=164544

Mohammad Ashraful and Mahmudullah Riyad are likely to be dropped for the Tigers' second one-dayer against Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today.

The exclusion of Ashraful means the 'automatic choice' over the past decade has become surplus to requirements, especially after he flopped in the first game of the series that the Tigers lost by nine runs. Ashraful scored only six, but again his dismissal begged the question of his state of mind. The right-hander scored a couple of hundreds in domestic cricket recently, but it is clear that such runs would not guarantee a place in the national team.

Ashraful will be replaced by Rokibul Hasan, another right-hander who adds his good fielding to the side. Rokibul is also not among the runs in international arena, scoring only 51 runs in the New Zealand series, but the batsman who hails from Jamalpur would be hard-pressed to beef up the middle-order that has in reality not done well even in the 4-0 whitewash last month.

Jamie Siddons however is not in favour of changes, the head coach preferring to field the same side.

"I am reluctant to changes on the team. I think everyone should get a second chance," said Siddons while talking to reporters yesterday.

"A lot of the players didn't play well so you can't change the whole team. I'm not sure there will be any changes," he added.
Like Ashraful, Riyad was also benched ahead of the crucial second one-dayer, Naeem Islam being his replacement and chief selector Rafiqul Alam said that Riyad's form off-late has not been satisfactory.

"Riyad has not been playing well for the last six months, so we decided to bring Naeem [Islam] in," said Rafiqul.

Riyad's last ODI fifty came in January this year although he usually bats as low as number seven and never above number five in the batting order. Naeem, on the other hand, recently played an important innings in the Asian Games final against Afghanistan when Bangladesh were in trouble of embarrassment.

Siddons, the 46-year-old Australian, was disappointed with the Tigers' performance in the first game.

"We had a bad game. We batted badly, we bowled bad and we didn't field well. Lots of areas to work on but one bad game doesn't make that much difference. Our record is now four out of five," he said.

Grant Flower, the visitors' batting coach, was also of the opinion that Bangladesh needed to improve if they were to level the series.

"I am not sure about their [Bangladesh's] game plan. They have to improve and so does Zimbabwe.

"They have to get better in various areas. So it will be a good game," said one half of the famous Flower brothers.

He arrived in town after the first one-dayer which Zimbabwe won but Flower believes they have a good bowling attack for these conditions.

"It won't be a high-scoring game, as the past suggests. The team that handles pressure will do well," said Flower, who recently made a comeback for the South Africa ODI series before retiring from the top level.

As for team news, Flower said Hamilton Masakadza could very well sit out the second match in the series. "I wasn't involved in the selection process but I think they wanted to give young Regis [Chakabva] a go and the lad did well. I am not sure if Hamilton will play tomorrow [Friday]," said Flower.

Eshen
December 2, 2010, 01:27 PM
From http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=164545
"He (Shakib) was right, especially after the way four batsmen were run out. The captain can pick anybody, even from outside the 15-member squad, in the home series," was Kamal's stunning revelation to a few journalists in the Academy House.
He also added: "I don't know why he said like that. It could be out of frustration."

However the BCB boss did not say whether his own statement was also out of frustration.

BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Enayet Hossain Siraj had a long chat with coach Siddons and captain Shakib along with the selectors and what he said was that Shakib was "upset" after the defeat and that's the reason behind his outburst.

"What he said was that he was upset," was Siraj's explanation. When asked about any disciplinary action, Siraj was not ready to say whether Shakib breached the code of conduct and only said: "Let the series finish first."

Coach Siddons also said his piece regarding the issue. "I think Shakib was a little bit misunderstood. I didn't think Shakib should talk to the media so soon after the match. He was angry with the team, angry with himself because he got out and let the team down ascaptain, put us under pressure. But it was unfair to put him under that situation. I think he was very angry, he was saying anything he could think of," explained Siddons.

"Shakib told the team that he said a lot of stuff, he made a mistake. Ash [Mohammad Ashraful] was very supportive and told him that when you're under pressure you say a lot of things. Ash has seen these situations when he was the captain. Mash [Mashrafe Bin Mortaza] was also supportive of him," added the Australian.

Siraj said Shakib was upset while Siddons informed that the captain regretted his actions to his teammates but the man himself gave a different impression while talking with the reporters although he had earlier smilingly said that there was an embargo on him for speaking to the press.

"Yes there was definitely some logic behind that reaction besides the emotional factor," said Shakib, again defending his stance.
But refreshingly the young all-rounder admitted that it was wrong the way he reacted after the match in the post-match briefing. "I shouldn't have chosen this way," he admitted.

It however doesn't matter whether Shakib admitted his fault; rather the important issue is that the board failed to act in the right way. "It's unfortunate what happened but we should give more concentration on the series right now and that will be more professional."

"It is true that discipline is a very important issue for any professional organisation and we will definitely talk about it after the series," assured BCB's chief executive officer Manzur Ahmed.

So, everybody has to wait for December 13 for the post-mortem to begin.

Beamer
December 2, 2010, 01:31 PM
I like him as the leader but I didn't like the way he criticized his team mates in front of the media. He did something like this in the past as well. I know they didn't perform well but he has no rights to do so. He has all the rights to scold them or slap them hard in the dressing room for not performing.

You don't criticize your team-mates (at work) in front of others who are not part of your team, do you? I don't think anyone would take it easy even in USA or other western countries.

You have a point. But, I am looking at the bigger overall picture in the long run with Sakib being the 'leader' to guide us through. With time and age, not only he will hone his on the field decision making, but also make improvements on his man management skills. That will come with time, experience, wisdom and age. As I have pointed earlier, there is no question that he is a born leader, and he must be given the opportunity to leave his footprint on the team as he walks us through. Now that we have identified the leader, its incumbent upon BCB to empower him, and as I have said, that will also make him more responsible and accountable. His personality projects that he will take the job at hand seriously because his credibility will be on the line. Leading a sports team is no different than leading in business. And in both cases, the basic tenets begin with a clear defined standard, then the enforcement of those standards. The principals of management are simple, but before you become a skilled man manager, you have to define goals, standards, and make everybody understand whats expected of them. So, in essence, he has to be given the opportunity first and then comes the man management skills which will come in time. Yes, if he wants loyalty, he has to be loyal to them, but that comes afterwards.

LateCut
December 2, 2010, 01:45 PM
There is another point many of us are missing. That has having to do with class. Your fellow players are your colleagues also. Sakib needs to treat them with respect even when they are underperforming. John son is not performing for Australia. However both the coach and the captain supported him during the lean period. However, this did not prevent them to quietly drop him for Adelaide test. This was done with class and not with public furor that forces hand or makes unnecessary enemies. One thing Sakib should realize that sooner or later he will also hit a patch of bad period. This happens to every cricketer.

Dilscoop
December 2, 2010, 02:29 PM
Can we all just calm down and play some cricket!!

1 bad game shouldn't be so hard to take in. Shakib should've yelled at the team 1st, get all his anger out before speaking to the media. That his fault to bust out like that. Every one makes a mistake. So lets all just get over it, and move on. Enjoy some cricket.

It's butt kicking time!

Eshen
December 2, 2010, 02:37 PM
BTW, Sakib should tell Siddons to put a sock in his mouth. After three long years, Siddons still can't come up with an effective batting strategy for our team. Best thing he can do is to stay quiet and let Sakib figure things out on his own.

Baundule
December 2, 2010, 03:45 PM
How far apart were they? One innings here and there != good form.
Bancan, consistency has been a problem of all our batsmen over the years. So, if we are talking about a Tendulkarish form with regard to the scoring consistency, none of our players ever had that. Ashraful played well in patches; e.g., in that series when we won against Australia. In his 52 ball 94 innings he could get out for a duck; but his form showed in his ability to time the ball perfectly. In the world cup, when his 82 earned us a win against SA, his Ashraful scoops, though quite risky, were just perfect. At good times, he did not capitalize on form, threw it away most of the times. Now these days, he struggles even to time the ball.

In brief, by form I meant being in good touch.

Roni_uk
December 2, 2010, 06:23 PM
We should just stop playing against the minnows and concentrate just on the BIG 8 :D

Haru-party
December 2, 2010, 06:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhnPVP23rzo

FagunerAgun
December 3, 2010, 06:59 PM
Yap, Shakib really showed his opportunities for growth.