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MohammedC
December 13, 2010, 05:01 PM
আমার বন্ধু তামিম


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ইনজুরি থেকে ফেরার পরও যে তামিম আগের তামিম ইকবালই আছে, তাতে আমার কোনো সন্দেহ ছিল না। তবে আত্মবিশ্বাস বাড়াতে ওর নিজের মধ্যে বড় ইনিংস খেলার একটা তাড়না ছিল। জিম্বাবুয়ের বিপক্ষে প্রথম তিন ম্যাচে বড় কিছু করতে না পারায় শেষ ম্যাচটায় কিছু একটা করে দেখানোর বাড়তি তাগিদ ছিল। সেটি ও করলও, যদিও ৫ রানের জন্য সেঞ্চুরিটা পেল না!
তামিমের সব চিন্তাই আসলে ক্রিকেট নিয়ে, বিশেষ করে ব্যাটিং নিয়ে তো ওর চিন্তার শেষ নেই। গত ম্যাচের আগে যেমন হিসাব করে রেখেছিল, এ ম্যাচে ১০৫ রান করলে ওয়ানডেতে ওর গড় ৩০-এর ঘরে চলে যাবে। এ রকম আগে থেকে হিসাব করে রাখা! আমি এটা কল্পনাই করতে পারি না। খেলা নিয়ে স্বাভাবিকের চেয়ে একটু বেশি না ভাবলে কিন্তু চিন্তাটা এত দূর আসে না যে, ১০৫ করলে আমার গড় ৩০-এ পৌঁছাবে।
তবে তামিম সেঞ্চুরি না পাওয়ায় সবচেয়ে বেশি দুঃখ পেয়েছেন সম্ভবত রাজ (রাজ্জাক) ভাই। ম্যাচের আগে রাজ ভাইকে ও বলেছিল, সেঞ্চুরি করতে পারলে ওনাকে একটা আই ফোন কিনে দিবে। রাজ ভাই তাই শুধু দোয়া করছিলেন, ‘এক শ কর...এক শ কর...।’
তামিমের মধ্যে এমন কিছু ব্যাপার আছে, যেগুলো খুব বেশি মানুষের মধ্যে দেখি না। এই সিরিজের আগে খোকন ভাই-সোহেল ভাইদের (টিম বয়) বলেছিল, ও যদি দুটি সেঞ্চুরি করতে পারে, তা হলে ওনাদের একটা গাড়ি কিনে দেবে। তামিমের সঙ্গে অনেক দিনের বন্ধুত্বের সুবাদে জানি, দুটি সেঞ্চুরি করলে ও সত্যি সত্যি গাড়ি কিনে দিত!
গত মৌসুমে মোহামেডানে ইমন নামে একজন পেস বোলার ছিল। কোনো এক ম্যাচের আগে তামিম ওকে বলেছিল, ওই ম্যাচে ভালো খেললে আই ফোন কিনে দেবে এবং দিয়েছেও শেষ পর্যন্ত। আরও আছে...দলের সঙ্গে অনুশীলনের পর তামিম প্রায়ই গ্রাউন্ডসম্যানদে নিয়ে সেন্টার উইকেটে বিগ হিটের প্র্যাকটিস করে। ওই প্র্যাকটিসে যে তাকে আউট করতে পারে বা ক্যাচ নিতে পারে, তাকে এক হাজার-পাঁচ শ করে টাকা দিতেই থাকে। যতবার ক্যাচ নেয় বা আউট করে, ততবারই টাকা! এ ছাড়া হঠাৎ করে হয়তো কারও বড় কোনো সাহায্য লাগল, তামিমই সবার আগে এগিয়ে আসে। আমি দেখেছি ও এসব করলেই ভালো খেলে।
তামিমের সঙ্গে প্রথম দেখা বিকেএসপিতে অনূর্ধ্ব-১৫ দলের একটা ক্যাম্পে। এরপর অনূর্ধ্ব-১৭ আর অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ দলেও একসঙ্গে খেলেছি। তবে আমাদের খুব ভালো বন্ধুত্ব হয় জাতীয় দলে আসার পর। একজন আরেকজনকে আরও ভালোভাবে জেনেছি তখন থেকেই। ২০০৬ সাল থেকে হিসাব করলে বেশির ভাগ সময় আমরা দুজন একসঙ্গে কাটিয়েছি। খেতে গেলে, কোনো জায়গায় বেড়াতে গেলে...খুব কম সময়ই আছে যখন আমরা একসঙ্গে থাকি না। দুজনের বাসা একই বিল্ডিংয়ে হওয়ায় ব্যাপারটা এখন আরও বেশি হচ্ছে।
অথচ দেখুন, আমাদের দুজনের চরিত্রে মিল কিন্তু খুব বেশি নেই। একমাত্র মিল, দুজনই খুব জেদি। যদিও আমাদের মধ্যে সিরিয়াস কোনো গ্যাঞ্জাম বাধেনি কখনো, টুকটাক কিছু হলে কেউ একজন এগিয়ে মিটমাট করে ফেলি। তবে একবার ভালোই লেগেছিল। কী নিয়ে সেটা না-ই বললাম, তবে সেবার কথা-টথাও বন্ধ ছিল অনেক দিন। অভিমান ভাঙল গত বছর জানুয়ারিতে শ্রীলঙ্কার বিপক্ষে যেদিন আমি ৯২ করলাম, বাংলাদেশ ম্যাচ জিতল...। খেলা শেষে ওকে জড়িয়ে ধরে আমার সে কী কান্না! তখন থেকেই আবার কথা বলা শুরু।
তামিমের আরেকটা বড় গুণ, ও সব সময়ই সতীর্থদের পাশে থাকে। মাঠের ভেতর-বাইরে সবখানে। যেকোনো প্রয়োজনে ওর কাছ থেকেই সবাই পরামর্শ চায়। ধরুন, কেউ একটা গাড়ি কিনবে, তামিমকেই জিজ্ঞাসা করে, ‘দোস্ত কোনটা কিনলে ভালো হয়?’ তামিমও সঙ্গে সঙ্গে উঠেপড়ে লাগে। কিংবা কোনো পার্টির জন্য কোন রেস্টুরেন্টটা ভালো হবে, তামিমের কাছেই আছে তার উত্তর। আমি হয়তো ঠিক বোঝাতে পারছি না...তবে বিভিন্ন পরিস্থিতিতে এসব কিন্তু অনেক বড় ব্যাপার। সবাই এভাবে সাহায্য করে না বা করতে পারেও না।
তবে তামিম যত ভালো মানুষই হোক, আমার সঙ্গে একটা খোঁচাখুঁচি সব সময় লেগেই আছে। ও আমাকে খোঁচায়, ‘টেস্টে তোর কয়টা সেঞ্চুরি রে? আমি পাল্টা বলি, ‘ওয়ানডেতে তোর কয়টা...গড় কত?’ পরশুও সেটাই ঘটল। ৯৫ করে আউট হয়ে ড্রেসিংরুমে ফিরে তো প্রথমে ওর মন-টন খারাপ। তারপর একটু রিল্যাক্স হওয়ার পর আমিই এগিয়ে গেলাম, ‘দোস্ত, তোর সেঞ্চুরি কয়টা হলো রে এ পর্যন্ত?’ সঙ্গে সঙ্গে সে-ও শুরু করে দেয়, ‘সাদা কাপড়ে কয়টা করেছিস?’
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http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2010-12-14/news/115673

Ajfar
December 13, 2010, 05:09 PM
See tamim cries all the time. So who wants to call him a sissy?

MohammedC
December 13, 2010, 05:19 PM
See tamim cries all the time. So who wants to call him a sissy?

No that was Shakib who cried. Actually they both cried. So they are both Sissy. But I enjoyed the article/story whatever you call it.

Zunaid
December 13, 2010, 05:34 PM
Damn it Shakib. There is no crying in cricket. Excuse me, I'll be right back. There is something in my eye.

Generous dude, that Tamim.

shafayeen
December 13, 2010, 05:51 PM
Shakib is the best writer in the "prothom-alo" newspaper! Who else agrees?!

munnabhai
December 13, 2010, 06:04 PM
Can someone translate the article please.

Cheers
Munna Bhai.

Mahir
December 13, 2010, 06:25 PM
Shakib is the best writer in the "prothom-alo" newspaper! Who else agrees?!

Not to take anything away from Shakib's writing skills, but his columns are likely edited by PA before getting published. Having said that, Shakib does a good job in getting his thoughts across, and kudos to him for reaching out to the public through newspaper columns.

About Tamim, he's got a good heart... it seems as if he is more than willing to share the abundance of monetary wealth he's deservingly gained, and thats a sign of a good human being. Proud of both Tamim and Shakib!

sufism
December 13, 2010, 06:28 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed. Healthy competition between the 2 frnds.

amar11432
December 13, 2010, 06:29 PM
Seems like a good article, so can someone translate it? Thanks.

Haru-party
December 13, 2010, 06:37 PM
Shakib is the best writer in the "prothom-alo" newspaper! Who else agrees?!

utpol shuvro

MohammedC
December 13, 2010, 07:02 PM
My Friend Tamim: Shakib Al Hasan

Tamim would never change after his injury, there was no doubt about it. But he had this urge to play a big innings to improve his self confidence. Against Zimbabwe he could not do anything spectacular in first 3 games, so there was always this thought on back of his mind to do something special. And so he did, its a shame he missed out on a century for just 5 runs. All of Tamim's thought are base around cricket, specially for batting his thoughts are endless. Before the the last match he already checked his stats and calculated he needed 105 runs to increase his average to thirties. He does thinks like that, something I wont dream to think about. Even if I think more than normal about a game I wont take it as far as 105 will increase my career average.

Tamim's missed out ton has probably hurt Razzak more. Because Tamim promised to get an i-phone for him had he completed the ton.
There is something special about Tamim which can only be found in few people. Before the series started Tamim promised 2 of the back room staffs (team boy) that he would buy them a car if he scores 2 century. Knowing Tamim and been friend with him for a long , I can assure you he would have. Tamim is man of his word. Last cricket season he promised to buy a i-phone for Mohamedan pacer called Emon Ahmed and Tamim fulfilled his promise.

There are more stories like that. After the end of normal practice session Tamim would have a big hit out in center wicket with the help of the groundsmen. If anyone gets him out or takes his catch, he would give them 1500 taka per catch/out. More time he gets out more money he has to pay to the groundsmen. Beside that if anyone needs any help Tamim always comes forward. I have noticed it makes him feel better also he plays well.

I first come to know of Tamim when we met in Under-15 training camp at BKSP. After that we played for Bangladesh u-17 and u-19. But we became friends after joining the national team, only then we got to know each other more. After 2006 we have been around each other a bit longer from eating out with friends to going out there aren't many places where you would not see both of us. Now that both of our flats in the same building we see each other more often.

But you will find our personality is completely different . Only commom thing is we are both stubborn. Normally we never have any serious issues among us and even if we do one of us will resolve the matter before it goes any further . But there was this one time we had big argument which I am not telling you. For that we did not speak to each other for a long time until the day in January when I scored 92 against Sri Lanka and won the match. I came back, we did a man-hug and I got all emotional and teary. After that match we started to talk again.

Tamim has another great personality. He always has time for his friend, whether its in the field or outside the field. If anyone seek any advice, its Tamim they go to first. For example buying a car to which restaurant would be nice for a party. Tamim has answer to all of that and he tries to help them with that matter. May be I am not explaining to you better. He is there for you in different situations. Not every one is like that.

Even though Tamim is a great person. He always have friendly banter with me. Always asking me how many century I have got in test matches, I also reply by asking how many he scored in ODI. And same happened on Sunday. After he got out and returned to the pavillion he was a bit upset but once he was bit relaxed I asked him "So how many century you got now?"immidiately he starts "how many century you scoreed in whites?


This a translation (sort of) article from Prothom-alo. Apology in advance if I made any small mistake.

Holden
December 13, 2010, 08:05 PM
Brilliant, please keep up the good work and finish the translation whenever you can for us that are unfortunately illiterate in Bangla.

Does anyone know anything about the argument they had? Shakib scored the 92* against Sri lanka in mid January 2009.

RazabQ
December 13, 2010, 08:18 PM
But there was this one time we had big argument which I am not telling you.
For that we did not speak to each other for a long time until the day in January when I scored 92 against Sri Lanka and won the match. I came back, we did a man-hug and I got all emotional and teary. After that match we started to talk again.

MohammedC
December 13, 2010, 08:20 PM
Brilliant, please keep up the good work and finish the translation whenever you can for us that are unfortunately illiterate in Bangla.

Does anyone know anything about the argument they had? Shakib scored the 92* against Sri lanka in mid January 2009.

Its complete now. Its not easy to translate from Bangla to English. More than often you have to adjust and find a phrase in English.

MohammedC
December 13, 2010, 08:28 PM
For that we did not speak to each other for a long time until the day in January when I scored 92 against Sri Lanka and won the match. I came back, we did a man-hug and I got all emotional and teary. After that match we started to talk again.

Thanks Razab bhai.

man-hug: a word I learned today. It sounds a bit weird.

Zunaid
December 13, 2010, 08:32 PM
Thanks Razab bhai.

man-hug: a word I learned today. It sounds a bit weird.

Another good word to remember: bromance

MohammedC
December 13, 2010, 08:33 PM
Another good word to remember: bromance

Yeah I remember that from few weeks back in BC. I think Rabz used it.

nycpro96
December 13, 2010, 08:34 PM
Wow, Shakib wrote that? The man's a pure allrounder.

RazabQ
December 13, 2010, 08:40 PM
Check out Shak & TI's travel puff-piece on CI

Ajfar
December 13, 2010, 08:53 PM
Mo bhai damn that's some hard work you put in. I would have just done banglish.

Zunaid
December 13, 2010, 08:58 PM
Check out Shak & TI's travel puff-piece on CI

link?

Ajfar
December 13, 2010, 09:03 PM
^http://www.espncricinfo.com/travel/content/story/485106.html?city=chittagong

http://www.espncricinfo.com/travel/content/story/485850.html?city=dhaka

Zunaid
December 13, 2010, 09:11 PM
^http://www.espncricinfo.com/travel/content/story/485106.html?city=chittagong

http://www.espncricinfo.com/travel/content/story/485850.html?city=dhaka

Thanks but who wrote them really? :)

BanglaCool
December 13, 2010, 09:19 PM
Check out Shak & TI's travel puff-piece on CI
Tamim Iqbal's article is a very good one. In fact it looked like better than any piece from the lonely planet (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/bangladesh/chittagong-division/chittagong/things-to-do)

Ajfar
December 13, 2010, 09:19 PM
Thanks but who wrote them really? :)

my money's on s. rajesh?

Night_wolf
December 13, 2010, 09:22 PM
Hatem tai Tamim!:notworthy:

sbsash
December 13, 2010, 09:23 PM
enjoyed reading this :)

shafayeen
December 13, 2010, 09:47 PM
Not to take anything away from Shakib's writing skills, but his columns are likely edited by PA before getting published. Having said that, Shakib does a good job in getting his thoughts across, and kudos to him for reaching out to the public through newspaper columns.

About Tamim, he's got a good heart... it seems as if he is more than willing to share the abundance of monetary wealth he's deservingly gained, and thats a sign of a good human being. Proud of both Tamim and Shakib!

Yeah, i know that. Its just the fact that his writings have a very personal touch to it. The Editor can only edit so much, and as u mentioned the ideas and style is his.

shakibrulz
December 13, 2010, 10:41 PM
Sweet :love: Thanks for translation MC & RazaQ bros.
BTW I agree with Tamim, man up and score tons in whites Shakib :-p

Tiger444
December 13, 2010, 10:49 PM
Thanks a lot Mo bhai! This was a great piece by Shakib. It's great to see they both get along so well. It's important that their relationship is good because their are only 2 world class players in the squad and will need to carry the squad. What I love about both of them is that they have fire in their bellies. Their very competitive players who are willing to work their butts off to get better.

aniksh1
December 14, 2010, 12:28 AM
May both of them score lots of centuries for Bangladesh and win lots of matches for us.

Jadukor
December 14, 2010, 12:38 AM
this is what healthy competition is all about... i hope the needling will continues which will drive them towards greater performances...

Nocturnal
December 14, 2010, 12:53 AM
nice article :)

Rabz
December 14, 2010, 12:56 AM
Nice article. Thanks to PA.
Its good to see atleast they have each other in the team to have that little friendly fire going on.
The rest are not up to their mark.

Dilscoop
December 14, 2010, 01:27 AM
They both should look to hit their avg over 40 by next year. Considering how DQ and Imrul can avg close 30, they shouldn't be happy with 30.

Sweet :love: Thanks for translation MC & RazaQ bros.
BTW I agree with Tamim, man up and score tons in whites Shakib :-p
Shakib should hit back saying, "CC contract, Jaguar, a bike and another red car (forget what kind it was), so shove it!" :D

But imo, not to get too serious, or create a situation between them and their fans, atm it's Shak > Tamim. #1 ALR for almost 2 years now. His total runs for this year are almost the same or higher than other ALRs, and his wickets double from the others. # 2 bowler. And Tamim not yet on top 10 batsmen list. Comparing Shak's rating with Tamim's, it looks like Shak is very underrated. He gets blown away by Tamim's flashyness, starting with 07 India match. Which is sad for Shak. Even me myself like Tamim more, knowing Shak achieved more.

No that was Shakib who cried. Actually they both cried. So they are both Sissy. But I enjoyed the article/story whatever you call it.
I doubt they actually cried. Probably emotional but can't see them crying.

PoorFan
December 14, 2010, 01:39 AM
Nice read, yet they only have few hundreds. Come on boys! you can do much better, go for it.

shakibrulz
December 14, 2010, 02:05 AM
They both should look to hit their avg over 40 by next year. Considering how DQ and Imrul can avg close 30, they shouldn't be happy with 30.


Shakib should hit back saying, "CC contract, Jaguar, a bike and another red car (forget what kind it was), so shove it!" :D

But imo, not to get too serious, or create a situation between them and their fans, atm it's Shak > Tamim. #1 ALR for almost 2 years now. His total runs for this year are almost the same or higher than other ALRs, and his wickets double from the others. # 2 bowler. And Tamim not yet on top 10 batsmen list. Comparing Shak's rating with Tamim's, it looks like Shak is very underrated. He gets blown away by Tamim's flashyness, starting with 07 India match. Which is sad for Shak. Even me myself like Tamim more, knowing Shak achieved more.


I agree, doubt anyone outside subcontinent even rates Shak. Tamim's batting has earned him a lot of fans outside BD. No one remembers his awesome spells vs SA in SA while Graeme Swann's okayish performance in SA is way too overhyped :(

Dilscoop
December 14, 2010, 02:34 AM
I agree, doubt anyone outside subcontinent even rates Shak. Tamim's batting has earned him a lot of fans outside BD. No one remembers his awesome spells vs SA in SA while Graeme Swann's okayish performance in SA is way too overhyped :(

oh yaah!! He picked up a back-to-back 5-for I believe? I totally forgot about that. I guess I just proved my point. Really sad for Shak. But hey Worc picked Shak over Tamim. So they must've noticed him.

Dilscoop
December 14, 2010, 02:41 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/350338.html

He also bowled for only 2 inn, in of 2 test! Only if he had the chance to bowl in all 4 innings

shakibrulz
December 14, 2010, 03:24 AM
oh yaah!! He picked up a back-to-back 5-for I believe? I totally forgot about that. I guess I just proved my point. Really sad for Shak. But hey Worc picked Shak over Tamim. So they must've noticed him.
Even the video highlights for that match's nowhere to be found :( I don't know if he's ever bowled on a 4th or 5th day pitch.. Even if he did that would be to defend <100 totals. He was unplayable on the 5th day pitch against glamorgan.

And even Worcs I think they picked Shak to add balance to their team as an allrounder, don't think even they rated him much as a bowler. I don't rate his batting (tests) much tbh, but he's a class spinner (probably an understatement).

Night_wolf
December 14, 2010, 07:32 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/350338.html

He also bowled for only 2 inn, in of 2 test! Only if he had the chance to bowl in all 4 innings

Unfortunately if u take out the weak Wi side shakib really struggles in the BD 2nd innings bowlinghttp://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/56143.html?class=1;filter=advanced;innings_number= 3;innings_number=4;opposition=1;opposition=3;oppos ition=5;opposition=6;opposition=8;orderby=default; template=results;type=bowling

i dont know why..he should be thriving in the 2nd innings but he is a 1st innings bowler..he needs to improve on this if we want to win tests

lamisa
December 14, 2010, 09:50 AM
such a lovely read!it's great to know about the bromance in the team!

Ajfar
December 14, 2010, 10:12 AM
Unfortunately if u take out the weak Wi side shakib really struggles in the BD 2nd innings bowlinghttp://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/56143.html?class=1;filter=advanced;innings_number= 3;innings_number=4;opposition=1;opposition=3;oppos ition=5;opposition=6;opposition=8;orderby=default; template=results;type=bowling

i dont know why..he should be thriving in the 2nd innings but he is a 1st innings bowler..he needs to improve on this if we want to win tests

probably because when other teams are batting 2nd times against us they are either chasing a very small target so shakib doesn't really have much to work with. or probably because he is mad tried from just saving our a$$ by batting less than half an hour ago and as soon as he got out so did the rest of the batsman's by the time he walked back to the pavilion.

I think Shakib has the capability to go even beyond what his stats suggest right now in test. Give him Md. Rafique on the other side rather than Mr. I love leg side Razzak and or Part timer Naeem/Riyad. and see what he can do. About 75% of the time when Shakib is able to pick up maidens after maidens or keep the batsman's guessing someone else comes along from the other end and just lets the batsman's chill out. so all the good work done by shakib just goes down the drain.

shakibrulz
December 14, 2010, 10:17 AM
probably because when other teams are batting 2nd times against us they are either chasing a very small target so shakib doesn't really have much to work with. or probably because he is mad tried from just saving our a$$ by batting less than half an hour ago and as soon as he got out so did the rest of the batsman's by the time he walked back to the pavilion.

I think Shakib has the capability to go even beyond what his stats suggest right now in test. Give him Md. Rafique on the other side rather than Mr. I love leg side Razzak and or Part timer Naeem/Riyad. and see what he can do. About 75% of the time when Shakib is able to pick up maidens after maidens or keep the batsman's guessing someone else comes along from the other end and just lets the batsman's chill out. so all the good work done by shakib just goes down the drain.

Well said. No, don't give him Md. Rafiques at the other end, but atleast a couple of decent batsmen to put some runs on the board consistently. Then you'll see what Ice man can do.

simon
December 14, 2010, 12:04 PM
mojar article,khub bhalo laaglo pore.:)
they r undoubtedly the two most importnt plyrs of the team,so need to stick together.

crikfreak
December 14, 2010, 12:26 PM
cool article... :)

Nadim
December 14, 2010, 02:14 PM
Tamim's missed out ton has probably hurt Razzak more. Because Tamim promised to get an i-phone for him had he completed the ton.


No wonder qhy TIK was sooo desperate to get :outbad::-p

Beamer
December 14, 2010, 02:33 PM
iPhone er dekhi darun demand...BTW, anyone here owns one in BD? How does it run ? Just curious.

Dilscoop
December 14, 2010, 02:40 PM
^^ Me too, even with AT&T it's very slow (well slow compare to American standards), so wonder how slow it is in BD.

What's Razzak gonna do with it? Go to cricinfo, check himself and then ask them to change his profile picture? He will take emo pictures with his iPhone and send it to them?

Rifat
December 14, 2010, 03:56 PM
Thank you for Sharing Mohammad Bhai. Wonderful Article :)

may Allah continue to bless them Both.

Wonderful Story.

simon
December 14, 2010, 04:16 PM
No wonder qhy TIK was sooo desperate to get :outbad::-p

lol,didn't think it that way.:-D ,very true.
Shekaroneito boli,Tamimto century miss korar moto chele na:-p

Dilscoop
December 14, 2010, 04:24 PM
^^ I don't know why you would think about him like that, the guy who gives out 1000 takas per out to grounds-men

cricket_pagol
December 14, 2010, 05:52 PM
Loved reading Shakib's article!!! Is this his first piece in Prothom-alo?

Murad
December 14, 2010, 06:05 PM
Loved reading Shakib's article!!! Is this his first piece in Prothom-alo?

Nope. He's been writing for PA before the NZ series started. I think he wrote an article after every game.

Zunaid
December 14, 2010, 06:34 PM
Loved reading Shakib's article!!! Is this his first piece in Prothom-alo?

Shakib is writing a regular column for Prathom Alo.

Zeeshan
December 14, 2010, 10:04 PM
Thank you Mohammad bhai for the translation. Ei prothom alor piprar moton kuti kuti lekha porte matha dhore.

Ajfar
December 14, 2010, 10:56 PM
^ bhai hathe ekta magnifying glass niya boshlei tow paren. ek hath diya scroll korlen ar arek hath diya magnifying glass ta dhore rakhlen

simon
December 15, 2010, 12:29 PM
^^ I don't know why you would think about him like that, the guy who gives out 1000 takas per out to grounds-men

Dilscoop u always get things wrong,I was kidding.:-p

RazabQ
December 15, 2010, 01:47 PM
As myself:

About crying. All our players cry. TIK alluded to this during England's tour here where the umpires proceeded to banish LBW as a form of getting out for Mr. Morgan and enabled him to steal an ODI win from us. TIK's quote was something like "we all cried in the dressing room". Bangalees are an emotional race - this is a known fact. Crying doesn't make you a sissy as long as you don't do it on the freakin' field of play! Yeah I'm looking at you Mash! :) It's whether you are able to pick yourself up and then go lay a derriere-whippin' on your opponet ... or not: that's what makes you a sissy vs. MAN.

As for Shak's lack of success in the 2nd innings, I think the lack of a big total to hold over the batsmen is definitely a major part. As is the lack of any containment from the other end. The other factor is that our home pitches really don't deteriorate over days 4 & 5. They just get slower and lower. Shak thrives on bounce as does Monty Panesar or Paul Harris. That's why Shak did well in Saffers. That's likely why he does well in days 1 & 2 when pitch still has bounce.

Tiger Manc
December 15, 2010, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the translation guys. Much appreciated.

Tiger-ess
December 15, 2010, 06:25 PM
brilliant work Mo bhai, hats off to you for taking the time out to trasnslate this piece. one small query though!

একমাত্র মিল, দুজনই খুব জেদি।

doenst this word mean stubborn? whereas you put down arrogant. Just thought I'd point out as it could be very misleading even though it's only one little word in quiet a big article.

HOWEVER, my bangla isnt as strong as most people here including you sir so I may be wrong. In which case I do apologise in advance!

MohammedC
December 15, 2010, 07:04 PM
brilliant work Mo bhai, hats off to you for taking the time out to trasnslate this piece. one small query though!

একমাত্র মিল, দুজনই খুব জেদি।

doenst this word mean stubborn? whereas you put down arrogant. Just thought I'd point out as it could be very misleading even though it's only one little word in quiet a big article.

HOWEVER, my bangla isnt as strong as most people here including you sir so I may be wrong. In which case I do apologise in advance!

I think you are right. Thanks you for pointing that out.