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Ace of BD
January 5, 2011, 03:46 AM
He is the most underestimated, most underrated, most unsung cricketer......It still puzzles me such a shrewd cricketer still doesn't get respect and admiration from our own Bangladesh cricket fans. Most of his knocks do not get the accolades, even if it deserves a lot more........Here are his stats (unfortunate these numbers arent telling the true story, but being the fighter he is, these would be taken due care of), the player who will recover us out of troubles during the World Cup 2011, just wait & watch!

Mushfiqur Rahim
Bangladesh
Full name Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim

Born September 1, 1988, Bogra

Current age 22 years 126 days

Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19s, Rajshahi Division, Sylhet Division

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper


Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 23 45 3 1140 101 27.14 2599 43.86 1 6 156 8 32 7
ODIs 84 75 13 1460 98 23.54 2246 65.00 0 7 111 15 56 22
T20Is 15 13 4 85 24 9.44 98 86.73 0 0 5 1 7 7
First-class 47 85 10 2190 115* 29.20 3 13 78 11
List A 107 96 16 2096 114 26.20 1 11 77 30
Twenty20 15 13 4 85 24 9.44 98 86.73 0 0 5 1 7 7
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 84 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 107 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Bangladesh at Lord's, May 26-28, 2005 scorecard
Last Test England v Bangladesh at Manchester, Jun 4-6, 2010 scorecard
Test statistics

ODI debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Dec 12, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics

T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Bangladesh at Bridgetown, May 5, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics

First-class debut 2004/05
Last First-class England v Bangladesh at Manchester, Jun 4-6, 2010 scorecard
List A debut 2004/05
Last List A Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Dec 12, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v Bangladesh at Bridgetown, May 5, 2010 scorecard

harrypotte
January 5, 2011, 04:53 AM
wish he is little bit tall...little bit more swift...then SHAKIB would have gone past 80 wickets this year....;-0...anyway he is really a good batsman..but he have to prove it more in the field.....

amar11432
January 5, 2011, 05:20 AM
Needs to bring that average way up.

Baundule
January 5, 2011, 05:46 AM
Mushfique is unfortunately not good enough to play in the national team. Stats are lies; but they are still important, especially when collected over a long period, as is the case with Mushy or Ashraful. He is lucky to replace Pilot and being in the wk duty for so long. If he is playing in the team, he should play purely as a batsman (again, very average and can be dropped) batting at #3 or #4.

shakibrulz
January 5, 2011, 06:02 AM
Has great potential with the bat, but a terrible keeper.

Shaan
January 5, 2011, 06:14 AM
he will be named one of the greatest batsman from our country along with iceman and tamim. To me he is a bright prospect for our team. I hope he continues dpl form through out the world cup!!
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Naimul_Hd
January 5, 2011, 06:15 AM
He is a good fella. Always brings positive vibe in the field with his encouraging non stop bok bokani. He needs to work on Wicket keeping skill though. I strongly believe, we need a specialist Wicket keeping coach. All in all, a good prospect for Bangladesh, he is still a kid, long way to go !

simon
January 5, 2011, 07:13 AM
want to see him bttng up the order in ODIs.

iDumb
January 5, 2011, 07:31 AM
he will be named one of the greatest batsman from our country along with iceman and tamim.
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after playing 84 ODIs, he averages less than 24. Sure he has potential to be great, and so did Ashraful.

lamisa
January 5, 2011, 09:39 AM
mushy is an awesome batsman but his keeping skills aren't too bad thb.he did make some great stumpings and take very good catches which go to show that he has the skills but mostly i guess he's either too excited or too nervous and hence makes those fumbles

BANFAN
January 5, 2011, 11:24 AM
He isn't improving with Bat over time. He is where he was when he came in.

Tiger444
January 5, 2011, 11:39 AM
I really like Mushy. He's got potential to be a very solid batsman at this level. That being said though he's still got some ways to go. Even though he's a great player against spin, he's still got some deficiencies against pace which is the reason why he struggles in non subcontinental grounds. He's also like all our other batsmen except Tamim and Shakib inconsistent and you can see it in his stats. So in my book he's definitely not a star yet. He has the potential of being a star though.

His keeping is even more inconsistent with his dropped chances. That's something he also needs to fix up before he could be called a star keeper-batsman. He's not bad when he faces up against pace but when he's close to the stumps against spin he's pretty poor. It's probably a technical deficiency that he needs to fix up. He's still a very young guy so he has plenty of time to improve and become a star.

munnabhai
January 5, 2011, 12:28 PM
Horrible keeper and an awful batsman, we need to find a better wicket keeper/Batsman. He is a failed cricketer and very over hyped by our audience.

Habib
January 5, 2011, 01:26 PM
Mushy had the potential to be a tall guy, but unfortunately he remained very short.
Anyhow, he needs to work on his keeping.

shuziburo
January 5, 2011, 01:38 PM
mushy is an awesome batsman but his keeping skills aren't too bad thb.he did make some great stumpings and take very good catches which go to show that he has the skills but mostly i guess he's either too excited or too nervous and hence makes those fumbles

He has improved his keeping skills, but he still costs the team at least a wicket in every inning. I have been a long proponent of Mushy as a specialist batsman. Without the keeping duty, he is likely to improve his batting and raise that average. How about Jaharul as our wicketkeeper/batsman?

22Yards
January 5, 2011, 01:45 PM
Oh so now we have an official thread where we can rant about his mis catches ? Great !

shuziburo
January 5, 2011, 01:50 PM
Oh so now we have an official thread where we can rant about his mis catches ? Great !

How about his mis-stampings?

Trigger_Tiger
January 6, 2011, 08:03 AM
How about his mis-stampings?

You mean missed stumping chances? Well, Mushy has been pretty accurate with stumping chances always...at least 80% he has gotten. Lately that stats would increased to something like 90%. I have seen him probably miss 2 lately while he has indeed gotten all the rest.

Under-rated? Not so much because he is much under-achieved. Ashraful too. He is too under-achieved, but since we are talking about Mushy here, I would definitely like to see him man-up a little more and score like he should with his ability and temperament!

Overall he is a good player with the ability to become a great player.

Kabir
January 6, 2011, 10:11 AM
I like Mushy's innings-building approach when he comes in the lower middle-order. I don't think he's suitable for that position, and he has been moved around quite a bit. So in all fairness, he wasn't given the chance with the bat to shine all that much. Having said that, he's still in the team primarily based on his batting skills as we desperately needed a keeper who's good with the bat. Mushy isn't a terrible keeper, but he is quite bad. Could be worse. But due to his height, he is at a disadvantage coz he can't keep those balls that go past that 6inch or 12inch margin from his gloves. He does make up for it by being extra annoying behind the wicket. For batsmen who lose their mind over this annoying nature, this can be a great plus point.

I'm not familiar with the domestic circuit and don't know what's in the pipeline. But if there's no other keeper who could bat as good as Mushy, he's staying for the next little while. The only big competitor of Mushy was Dhiman...who screwed it up for himself. Here is Dhiman's profile from CricInfo - 14 ODIs with a batting average of 14! http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56208.html

harrypotte
January 6, 2011, 10:28 AM
''He does make up for it by being extra annoying behind the wicket. For batsmen who lose their mind over this annoying nature, this can be a great plus point.''
:lol: yesterday i was reading an old thread in indiancricketfans.com...they quote him as 'goat' as too much chirping behind he stumps....anyway what KABIR vai said rest of the post i totally agree...but why dont you mention JAHURL AMI(SPELLING MIGHT B WRONG,SRY)....as far as i know he is a quite decent wc and better batsman...but due to the fact MUSHI is playing such a long time he became little experience i guess..so unless he became ''pilot'', very less chance that his position is gonna change frm the team...

Ace of BD
January 6, 2011, 10:43 AM
well, i am surprised, but even I, being one of his staunchest supporter, can't justify myself because in the end it comes down to performance.......and not "only potential"......and i concur.....hopefully, this world cup, he shall prove a point.

dolcevita
January 6, 2011, 12:14 PM
2011 will be mushy's year he seems to have come in age
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roman
January 6, 2011, 12:48 PM
after playing 84 ODIs, he averages less than 24. Sure he has potential to be great, and so did Ashraful.

You really cant improve your average if you bat so low in the order. Ash was always a top order batsman...

shuziburo
January 6, 2011, 12:59 PM
You mean missed stumping chances? Well, Mushy has been pretty accurate with stumping chances always...at least 80% he has gotten. Lately that stats would increased to something like 90%. I have seen him probably miss 2 lately while he has indeed gotten all the rest.

Under-rated? Not so much because he is much under-achieved. Ashraful too. He is too under-achieved, but since we are talking about Mushy here, I would definitely like to see him man-up a little more and score like he should with his ability and temperament!

Overall he is a good player with the ability to become a great player.

I am not sold on his wicketkeeping. However, he can be a very good batsman, perhaps even great. Especially if he is allowed to concentrate on batting only.

Haru-party
January 6, 2011, 02:34 PM
at last i have found a place to bash him with my heart out when he drops an easy pissy catch in the most crucial moment :|

asdfjkl
January 6, 2011, 07:39 PM
We have bowling coach, fielding coach, batting coach
Can we have keeping coach?:D

harrypotte
January 6, 2011, 09:10 PM
We have bowling coach, fielding coach, batting coach
Can we have keeping coach?:D

valo bolsen...:lol:

shakibrulz
January 7, 2011, 01:13 AM
How good is Anamul Haque with the gloves?

Jadukor
January 7, 2011, 01:23 AM
I have seen video footage of him keeping to Nur Hossain the leggie... and his keeping looked very good!

LBW103
January 7, 2011, 03:52 AM
I like Mushy's innings-building approach when he comes in the lower middle-order. I don't think he's suitable for that position, and he has been moved around quite a bit. So in all fairness, he wasn't given the chance with the bat to shine all that much. Having said that, he's still in the team primarily based on his batting skills as we desperately needed a keeper who's good with the bat. Mushy isn't a terrible keeper, but he is quite bad. Could be worse. But due to his height, he is at a disadvantage coz he can't keep those balls that go past that 6inch or 12inch margin from his gloves. He does make up for it by being extra annoying behind the wicket. For batsmen who lose their mind over this annoying nature, this can be a great plus point.

I'm not familiar with the domestic circuit and don't know what's in the pipeline. But if there's no other keeper who could bat as good as Mushy, he's staying for the next little while. The only big competitor of Mushy was Dhiman...who screwed it up for himself. Here is Dhiman's profile from CricInfo - 14 ODIs with a batting average of 14! http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56208.html

hey thanks for stealing my avatar! lol

lamisa
January 7, 2011, 06:10 AM
mushy should be promoted...

Kabir
January 7, 2011, 11:36 AM
hey thanks for stealing my avatar! lol

In case you are floating in a bubble, I made mine. Looks like you stole mine.

cricket_pagol
January 7, 2011, 12:38 PM
Mushy gets such a bad rep because he has dropped so many catches over the past. But, in recent time his keeping has improved, as he has become much more quicker... but still his range and feet movement needs improvement.

As for batting, he always had a good temperament. I think he should have been groomed for the #4 position, he is wasted at #6. I think his batting is really indispensable to our team, and I am extremely confident that he will play well during the world cup.

simon
January 13, 2011, 07:20 AM
hey,I just saw an ad of Mushy for "My One",:) any1 else watched it?

Nadim
January 13, 2011, 08:05 AM
there is already a official thread for out little man Chatbox.:mad:
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wasi90lkv1
January 14, 2011, 12:59 AM
i hope mushfiqur will not drop important catches in the world cup.

Ace of BD
January 14, 2011, 01:31 AM
well...atleast this thread is of some use now ;), even though trivial.....good to know an ad of mushfiqur rahim has come up

BanCricFan
January 15, 2011, 11:46 AM
Wish the little fella all the best. He is definitely one of our better batsmen.

Mushfiq needs to work on his lapse in concentration and stop missing those full toss deliveries and being cleaned up. Same goes for his keeping. Perhaps, he needs to become a little calmer behind the stumps and instead of chirping away become really focused on job in hands a la MS Dhoni.

lamisa
January 16, 2011, 10:24 AM
did anyone see the ad that mushy did for walton or myone?

magic boy
January 16, 2011, 10:34 AM
^yes, he did well. as usual smiling Mushifq can be seen

Haru-party
January 16, 2011, 02:05 PM
^yes, he did well. As usual smiling mushifq can be seen

can someone post a vedio clip pls

akabir77
January 16, 2011, 02:26 PM
btw he again score some 80+ run to win it for biman today.

simon
January 16, 2011, 03:55 PM
btw he again score some 80+ run to win it for biman today.

ya,I heard so too,most prbably 87,amazing consistancy.:)

Tiger444
January 16, 2011, 04:04 PM
Great to see mushy batting so well. Hope he keeps it up and plays well in the WC.
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AsifTheManRahman
January 16, 2011, 10:26 PM
It'll be extremely unfortunate if Rock/Ash gets to bat ahead of him at #4.
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Trigger_Tiger
January 16, 2011, 10:35 PM
And yet that is what will happen unfortunately!

WorldCup11
January 16, 2011, 10:46 PM
It's Siddons that want Roqibul in #4 . I am sure Rokib is in no one's 15 men squad except Siddons.

I want Mushfiq to bat #4 , Riyad #6 (Considering his recent form) and Sabbir #7 ( Not Ash)

lamisa
January 17, 2011, 09:45 AM
whats the point of the ad?

magic boy
January 25, 2011, 12:38 AM
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গুরুজনেরা পড়ালেখার পাশাপাশি খেলাধুলার কথা বলেন। খেলোয়াড়দের ব্যাপারটা বেশির ভাগ ক্ষেত্রেই উল্টো—খেলাধুলার পাশাপাশি সম্ভব হলে পড়াশোনা। তবে মুশফিকুরের কাছে দুটোরই গুরুত্ব সমান। নইলে নিয়ম না মানার বয়সে কেন জীবনটাকে ফেলে দেবেন এমন শৃঙ্খলের মধ্যে! ‘আমার কাছে খেলা এবং পড়া দুটোই সমান গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। তবে আমারও ইচ্ছে করে অন্যদের মতো আড্ডায় যেতে, কোথাও ঘুরতে যেতে কিংবা পারিবারিক প্রোগ্রামগুলোয় থাকতে। বেশির ভাগ সময়ই তা হয়ে ওঠে না। খেলার বাইরের সময়টা পড়তে হয়।’ শুধু খেলার বাইরের সময় কেন, সামনে পরীক্ষা থাকলে বিদেশ সফরেও তাঁর সঙ্গী হয় বইপত্র। বিমানের বিজনেস ক্লাস হয়ে ওঠে পড়ার ঘর!
পরিবারের সবাই শিক্ষিত। ছোটবেলা থেকে মুশফিকুরের জীবনদর্শনটাও তাই ‘শিক্ষামুখী’, ‘পড়ালেখায় বিরাট কিছু করতে না পারলেও যেন শিক্ষিত নাগরিক হিসেবে বড় হতে পারি, সেই লক্ষ্য ছিল। অনেকের কাছেই শুনি ক্রিকেটাররা শুধু খেলে, পড়াশোনা করে না। আমি প্রমাণ করতে চাই ক্রিকেটাররা পড়াশোনাও পারে।’ তা প্রমাণ তো করছেনই। এসএসসিতে জিপিএ-৪.৩১ পেয়েছেন। এইচএসসিতে ছিল ‘এ’ প্লাস। উচ্চশিক্ষায় এসেও ধরে রেখেছেন ভালো ছাত্রের পরিচয়টা। প্রথম ও দ্বিতীয় বর্ষে প্রথম শ্রেণীতে উত্তীর্ণ হয়েছেন। খেলার জন্য একটা কোর্স পরে দিতে হয়েছে বলে তৃতীয় বর্ষের ফলাফল এখনো অজানা। আর চতুর্থ বর্ষ সমাপনী পরীক্ষাও এ পর্যন্ত খারাপ দেননি।
কিন্তু এবার পরীক্ষার মধ্যে বারবারই হানা দিচ্ছে বিশ্বকাপ। মুশফিকুর এই মুহূর্তে নিজেকে একজন ‘পরীক্ষার্থী’ ভাবলেও ক্রিকেটার পরিচয়টাই তো আসল। ‘পড়তে বসলে এসব মনে আসে না। পড়া যখন শেষ করলাম তখন হয়তো বা বিশ্বকাপটা অবচেতনে চলে আসে। পরীক্ষা দিতে হলে যাওয়ার সময় কেউ হয়তো ডেকে বলল, ভাই কী খবর? সামনে বিশ্বকাপ...কী করবেন? এখন আসলে সবার চোখই ওই দিকে এবং আমার চিন্তাভাবনাও।’ বিশ্বকাপের চ্যালেঞ্জ তাই একটু ঝামেলাতেই ফেলে দিচ্ছে বাংলাদেশ দলের উইকেটকিপার-ব্যাটসম্যানকে। তবে মাঠের মতো তিনি পরীক্ষার হলেও আত্মবিশ্বাসী, ‘চার বছর এত কষ্ট করে অনার্স ফাইনাল পরীক্ষা দিচ্ছি। ভালো ফলাফল করে অনার্সটা শেষ করতে চাই। এটা আমার জন্য বড় অর্জন হবে।’
ছোট ছোট লক্ষ্যে এগোনোটা মুশফিকুরের জীবন দর্শনের অংশ। প্রিমিয়ার লিগের শুরুতে যেমন লক্ষ্য স্থির করেছিলেন সবচেয়ে বেশি রান করবেন। লিগ পর্বে সেটা হয়ে যাওয়ার পর এখন লক্ষ্য পরীক্ষাটা ঠিকঠাকভাবে দেওয়া। বিশ্বকাপ তো অবশ্যই মনজুড়ে আছে। তবে পড়াশোনায় সর্বোচ্চ ডিগ্রি নেওয়ার লক্ষ্যটা আছে সবসময়ই। বাংলাদেশের আর্থসামাজিক প্রেক্ষাপটে খুবই বাস্তবসম্মত সেটার কারণ, ‘আল্লাহ না করুক, আমার যদি একটা ইনজুরি হয় বা বড় কোনো দুর্ঘটনা ঘটে যায়...। এমন না যে না খেললে আমি চলতেই পারব না। তবে শেষে যেন আফসোস না করতে হয়, পড়ালেখা করলে এই পরিস্থিতি হতো না!’
খেলা আর পড়া একসঙ্গে চালাতে গিয়ে অনেক সময়ই দুটোর সংঘর্ষ ঘটে। ২০০৯-এর ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজ সফর বা গত বছর ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজে টি-টোয়েন্টি বিশ্বকাপের সময়টাতে যেমন পরীক্ষাই পড়ে গিয়েছিল মুশফিকুরের! সহপাঠী এবং বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় শিক্ষকদের সাহায্য নিয়ে অতিক্রম করেছেন সেসব সমস্যা, ‘স্যাররা অনেক সাহায্য করেন। বন্ধুদের কথাও বলতে হয়। তারা না থাকলে আমি এত দূর আসতে পারতাম না।’[/বাংলা]

Trigger_Tiger
January 25, 2011, 04:50 AM
Makes me feel proud of our players who can balance their lives so well :)! Deserves our support and applause! Best of luck Mushy :up:!

PoorFan
January 25, 2011, 05:01 AM
Golden Boy doing good job for him and for upcoming boys, wish to see more of his like who is serious at all of his business. May God bless him.

Baundule
January 25, 2011, 05:21 AM
If Mushy is in form, he can play up in the batting order. We can accomodate a wicket keeper in Jahurul or anyone else as well, than wasting a position by Roq or Ash.

Banglaguy
January 29, 2011, 04:37 PM
It has been long enough in my book... We are not under dogs, but under tigers...
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=171903

Mushfiqur Rahim affirmed that the Tigers were hardly under any pressure despite opening their World Cup against the form team, India, at home.

The Bangladesh cricket team trained under lights at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur for the first time since March and the wicketkeeper-batsman said playing at home against India would be beneficial to them.

"We have nothing to lose. They (India) will be under pressure as they are going to play at our home," said Mushfiqur while speaking to the media.

"We can play all out against India. If we had played against Ireland or Netherlands in our first game, the pressure would be firmly on us to win but now it is like us playing against Zimbabwe. They [India] will be expected to win.

"It won't be easy or too hard [playing at home]. If we think of it as a player, it is an advantage to us. We are playing at home, in our own conditions and in front of our crowd," he added.

In the space of four years, Mushfiqur has become a senior professional in the team, and is among the six players to have played in the 2007 World Cup. Probably he doesn't look like it but the Bogra lad's contribution, especially with the bat, is important for the Tigers. "It is great that I've become a senior player in the team. I will hope to use the experience of the previous World Cup to good effect," he said.

Though his batting usually stands out, the 23-year-old said he was happy with his job behind the stumps. "Over the last one year, I would say that I am having the best time with my wicketkeeping. I am happy to continue on what I have been doing," said Mushfiqur.

Unlike the wicketkeeper though, Nazmul Hossain was pleased to be part of the 15-member squad as he had missed out on the previous occasion. "Definitely I'm happy. I missed out on the 2007 World Cup, I was a standby player then. I am as excited as I was during my debut game," said the Sylhet-born paceman.

"I am enjoying my role here but yes, I do feel I was slightly unlucky with missing matches. Last year I played a good game against New Zealand but missed the next three due to a hand injury," he added.

rashed411
January 29, 2011, 04:52 PM
Nazmul Hossain is Sylhety?? :-p Never knew that... :-p:-p:-p

Banglaguy
January 29, 2011, 04:53 PM
He's from Habiganj I think :).
Another peice of news, delivered by banglaguy...

Dilscoop
January 29, 2011, 05:04 PM
Lets get one thing clear. This is something bugs me a lot. We ARE underdogs. I hate how the fans and some of the players try to argue this fact. Last time in WC07, Bashar was banging his head around, saying "we are not minnows, we not minnows". What are we then? There is nothing wrong with being an underdog. There has been some great underdog stories in sports, and we will be one of them.

Lets not try and fight that. It's only going to hurt us. Enjoy the tag and move forward. The tag will go away on it's own, when the time comes.

Banglaguy
January 29, 2011, 05:05 PM
Lets get one thing clear. This is something bugs me a lot. We ARE underdogs. I hate how the fans and some of the players try to argue this fact. Last time in WC07, Bashar was banging his head around, saying "we are not minnows, we not minnows". What are we then? There is nothing wrong with being an underdog. There has been some great underdog stories in sports, and we will be one of them.

Lets not try and fight that. It's only going to hurt us. Enjoy the tag and move forward. The tag will go away on it's own, when the time comes.

Were under tigers... Dogs are disgusting

Equinox
January 29, 2011, 05:06 PM
^Underdogs and minnows are two different things.

And can we not put all this in BCF's Preparation thread? I've read the same news in two other threads.

Ace of BD
April 11, 2011, 02:14 AM
People will still come and say he sucks...he's a test match type player....but tell u what......he's in the same ranks as tamim and shakib...he's just been mishandled always....make him our top order batsman, and then u'll see a solid middle order batsman with an average in the mid to high 30s in no time

asdfjkl
April 11, 2011, 02:24 AM
People will still come and say he sucks...he's a test match type player....but tell u what......he's in the same ranks as tamim and shakib...he's just been mishandled always....make him our top order batsman, and then u'll see a solid middle order batsman with an average in the mid to high 30s in no time

please don't get carried away.
Not just yet

beshideshi
May 1, 2011, 11:53 PM
I found this quite surprising, many others might find it rather interesting.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/513172.html

Mushfiqur Rahim
The youngest man ever to play in a Test at Lord's, Mushfiqur looked barely taller than the stumps when he bounced out to face England aged 16 in May 2005. He still resisted for longer - 85 minutes - than any of his team-mates as they collapsed to 108 all out on the first day. Mushfiqur has grown a little since then, but Bangladesh's regular wicketkeeper - and vice-captain - is still only about 5ft 3in tall.

max410
May 2, 2011, 12:33 AM
get a keeper batsmen with average of 30-35 + he suxs in keeping as well his batting is useless in numerous occasions domestic cricket is not standard to judge

beshideshi
May 2, 2011, 01:48 AM
People will still come and say he sucks...he's a test match type player....but tell u what......he's in the same ranks as tamim and shakib...he's just been mishandled always....make him our top order batsman, and then u'll see a solid middle order batsman with an average in the mid to high 30s in no time

I still remember his first test innings in Lords, when he refused to give up despite the wreckage around him. I will have to be honest, I have been very disappointed in his performance because I expected a lot from him, he wasn't utilized properly by the team management, i believe in tests we should choose a specialist keeper and just let him bat at #4.

But you can't blame the management for his failure thus far, but he has shown signs of turning around. I very dearly hope that he becomes a consistent run getter and becomes a dependable character behind and infront of the stumps.

M.H.Rubel
May 2, 2011, 03:42 AM
Mushy is only 5 feet 3 inches?
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Rabz
May 2, 2011, 04:38 AM
^^ He is pretty short.

lamisa
May 2, 2011, 09:31 AM
i thought he was shorter than that

simon
May 2, 2011, 09:42 AM
he gotta be shorter than that.

Banglaguy
May 2, 2011, 02:13 PM
I remember 2005 England tour they said mushy had signs of sachin... Short + Talent

riankhan
May 2, 2011, 03:02 PM
I remember 2005 England tour they said mushy had signs of sachin... Short + Talent

He has a cool head over his shoulder. I believe he has a lot to offer in longer versions. Though he probably will be replaced by the likes of Anamul/Mithun/others in 20/20 or even in ODI.

He has improved as a keeper and now poses better technique and ability to read the situation as a batsman as well. Go go Mushy boy

Banglaguy
May 2, 2011, 03:10 PM
He has a cool head over his shoulder. I believe he has a lot to offer in longer versions. Though he probably will be replaced by the likes of Anamul/Mithun/others in 20/20 or even in ODI.

He has improved as a keeper and now poses better technique and ability to read the situation as a batsman as well. Go go Mushy boy

His issue is getting set, he either gets well set = 2 overs left or he gets out trying to get set... He has a strike rate of 65... He is to slow :(. But if he is set after a collapse, then expect fireworks inshallah

AsifTheManRahman
May 2, 2011, 04:54 PM
he gotta be shorter than that.
I think so too. More like 5' 0.25".

Tiger444
May 4, 2011, 10:05 AM
I saw on wikipedia that he's 4' 11"

lamisa
May 4, 2011, 10:20 AM
^^that's more like it

al-Sagar
July 4, 2011, 10:38 PM
http://eprothomalo.com/contents/2011/2011_07_05/content_zoom/2011_07_05_23_2_b.jpg

Rabz
July 5, 2011, 12:28 AM
Good that he is getting some specialized coaching.
Would do a lot of good to him.

Equinox
July 5, 2011, 09:52 AM
^^that's more like it
Lol y'all are deluded. If he's 4'11 then how tall is Ash? 5 feet? And how tall is Tendulkar? 5'1? Mushy is 5'3 or thereabouts. I've met him and he's not as short or small as he appears on camera. You'd look shorter too if you were keeping behind giants like Oram and co.

This is what the stats guy at Lords had to say:
Parthiv Patel, who became the youngest Test wicket-keeper at 17 years 152 days when he made his debut at Trent Bridge in 2002, gave his height as 5 feet 3 inches when he completed my questionnaire. Mushfiqur Rahim did not bother to return his form but, from memory, he was no shorter than Patel, possibly an inch or two taller.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tms/2007/11/ask_bearders_159.shtml

lamisa
July 5, 2011, 09:57 AM
his stumpings are fine, buyt he really needs some help when it comes to catching

MohammedC
July 5, 2011, 10:10 AM
his stumpings are fine, buyt he really needs some help when it comes to catching

If catching is his main problem then he must have missed many stumping opportunity.

Murad
July 5, 2011, 10:23 AM
His main problem is his height.

MohammedC
July 5, 2011, 10:24 AM
His main problem is his height.

He should wear high heels :-|

Murad
July 5, 2011, 10:28 AM
He should wear high heels :-|

Lol. Na dorkar nai. Pore dekha jabe paa venge hospitale. He needs to quit keeping and concentrate on batting only. He is a good Test batsman.

Nadim
July 5, 2011, 10:31 AM
Sunechi Sir Ashraful shob kichu te expert...wk kore na ken, tahole to shob somadan hoye jay.

sorry for the off topic;)

MohammedC
July 5, 2011, 10:53 AM
Sunechi Sir Ashraful shob kichu te expert...wk kore na ken, tahole to shob somadan hoye jay.

sorry for the off topic;)

Murad re ekta pin dila.

Nadim
July 5, 2011, 11:00 AM
Murad re ekta pin dila.

na bhai, Murad bhai re pin deoar jonno na. emni ask korlam.

idrinkh2O
September 20, 2011, 11:13 PM
Mushfiqur Rahim named Bangladesh captain (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/current/story/533124.html)

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/106100/106193.2.jpg
Mushfiqur Rahim (left) and Mahmudullah (right) are Bangladesh's new captain and vice-captain © Associated Press

Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been named the Bangladesh captain for the home series against West Indies and Pakistan in October and December. Mahmudullah, the allrounder, has been appointed vice-captain by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

"This is the ultimate honour for any cricketer. I thank the board for entrusting me with this responsibility," Mushfiqur said. "I am fully aware of the expectations of the entire nation and I will be totally committed towards ensuring that the Bangladesh team strives towards fulfilling the dream of millions.

"To lead the team well, I will have to perform both off and on the field. At this moment we are trying to set our mind on the West Indies series, the preparation is going on and we still have a month left."

Bangladesh were left without a captain and vice-captain after the board had sacked Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal from the positions after a disappointing tour of Zimbabwe, where they lost the one-off Test as well as the ODI series. The BCB said that Shakib and Tamim had been axed because "their leadership was not satisfactory" and there were reports of indiscipline as well during the Zimbabwe series.

"In Zimbabwe only one or two of our players performed while the whole team was missing its rhythm," Mushfiqur said. "My target will be to lead the team so that we come out with a result that is achieved through team performance."

Mushfiqur was the favourite to succeed Shakib as captain since he was one of few Bangladesh players who command a spot in the XI in all formats of the game. He also led the Bangladesh team during the BCB Cup, while Mahmudullah led the Bangladesh A side.

Preliminary squad for West Indies series: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Mahmudullah (vc), Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, Mohammad Ashraful, Junaid Siddique, Shakib Al Hasan, Alok Kopali, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Nasir Hossain, Naeem Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Shuvogoto Hom, Shurawadi Shuvo, Raqibul Hassan, Syed Rasel, Robiul Islam, Mohammad Elias, Sahagir Hossain.

idrinkh2O
September 20, 2011, 11:21 PM
নতুন অধিনায়ক: ‘আমার দল আগে, দেশ আগে’ (http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2011-09-21/news/187474)

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তাঁর নেতৃত্বে বাংলাদেশ দলের সময়টাও কাটুক এমন প্রাণোচ্ছল, হাসিমাখা

নাম ঘোষণা হয়ে গেছে। লোডশেডিংয়ের মধ্যেই চলছে অধিনায়কের জন্য অপেক্ষা। শেরেবাংলা স্টেডিয়ামের গেট দিয়ে যখন মেরুন রঙের প্রিমিও গাড়িটা ঢুকল, জ্বলে উঠল ক্যামেরার অসংখ্য ফ্ল্যাশ। বিদ্যুৎবিহীন মিরপুর শেরেবাংলা স্টেডিয়ামেই উদ্ভাসিত আলোকোজ্জ্বল অধিনায়কের মুখ—মুশফিকুর রহিম। জাতীয় দলের অধিনায়ক হিসেবে প্রথম সংবাদ সম্মেলন। সেখানে ছিলেন তারেক মাহমুদ

 খবরটা প্রথম কীভাবে পেলেন? কেমন লেগেছিল?
মুশফিকুর রহিম: বোর্ড সভাপতি ফোন দিয়েছিলেন। বললেন, আমরা সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছি, তুমি ক্যাপ্টেনসি করবে। অভিনন্দন জানালেন। আমি তখন বাসায় অস্ট্রেলিয়া-শ্রীলঙ্কার খেলা দেখছিলাম। অবশ্যই ভালো লাগছে। সে সঙ্গে একটা দায়িত্বও আছে। শতভাগ দেওয়ার চেষ্টা করব।

 একটু আগে স্টেডিয়ামে এসেই দেখেছেন ক্যামেরার সব ফ্ল্যাশ আপনার দিকে তাক করা। এটা কি একটা চাপও?
মুশফিকুর: অনেক বড় দায়িত্ব এবং অনেক বড় চ্যালেঞ্জ। যেহেতু আমরা সর্বশেষ সিরিজে প্রত্যাশা অনুযায়ী ভালো করতে পারিনি, সে হিসেবে চাপ থাকবে। টার্গেট থাকবে মাঠে ও মাঠের বাইরে একটা দল হিসেবে যেন পারফর্ম করতে পারি।

 এর আগে বয়সভিত্তিক দলে অধিনায়কত্ব করেছেন। তখন কি স্বপ্ন দেখেছিলেন, একদিন জাতীয় দলেরও অধিনায়ক হবেন?
মুশফিকুর: অবশ্যই। আমি অনূর্ধ্ব-১৭ দলের অধিনায়ক ছিলাম। এরপর অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ দলের নেতৃত্ব দেওয়ার পর বড় স্বপ্ন ছিল দেশের হয়ে খেলা। দেশকে নেতৃত্ব দেওয়াটা অনেক বড় সম্মানের ব্যাপার।

 দুটি বড় সিরিজের জন্য দায়িত্ব পেলেন আপাতত। মূল লক্ষ্য কী থাকবে?
মুশফিকুর: যেহেতু হাতে বেশি সময় নেই। সামনে বড় দুটি দলের বিপক্ষে খেলা। জিম্বাবুয়েতে হয়তো দলের দু-একজন পারফর্ম করেছে। কিন্তু দল হিসেবে আমরা পারফর্ম করতে পারিনি। গত দু-তিন বছরে দেখা গেছে সাকিব-তামিম বা মাশরাফি ভাই একটা কিছু করতেন, আমরা সেটাকে টেনে নিয়ে যেতাম। গত সফরে দু-একজন ভালো করলেও অন্যরা সাপোর্ট দিতে পারেনি। সামনের হোম সিরিজগুলোয় টার্গেট থাকবে দল হিসেবে পারফর্ম করা। দু-তিনজন ভালো খেলবে, অন্যরা ছোটখাটো হলেও অবদান রাখবে।

 মাঠের বাইরের পারফরম্যান্সের কথা বললেন। এটা আসলে কী?
মুশফিকুর: আমাদের শৃঙ্খলা নিয়ে গত সফরে অনেক কথা হয়েছে। যদিও আমরা খুব ভালোভাবে জানি, দল হিসেবে আমরা সব সময়ই এক ছিলাম এবং এখনো আছি। যেহেতু এখন মাঠে ভালো খেলতে পারছি না, সেজন্য অনেক কথা হচ্ছে। আমরা চেষ্টা করব, মাঠে পারফরম্যান্স দেখিয়ে সব প্রশ্নের জবাব দিতে।

 বিতর্কের মধ্য দিয়ে সাকিব-তামিমকে সরিয়ে দেওয়া হলেও তাঁরা দলের সেরা পারফর্মার। অধিনায়ক হিসেবে তাঁদের কাছে কী প্রত্যাশা করেন?
মুশফিকুর: আমিও একসময় সহ-অধিনায়ক ছিলাম, তারপর চলে গেছি। নতুন সহ-অধিনায়ক হয়েছে। এটা অবশ্যই খুব একটা ভালো দিক না। তবে সাকিব-তামিমও বলেছে সবার আগে তারা খেলোয়াড়, তারপর অধিনায়ক, সহ-অধিনায়ক। ওরা অনেক পরিণত এবং দলের সেরা দুজন পারফর্মার। ওরা অনেক পেশাদারও। আমার মনে হয়, তারা আমাকে সাহায্য করবে এবং আমিও তাদের সাহায্য করব।

 জাতীয় দলে আপনি অনেক দিন ধরে খেলছেন, পারফর্মও করছেন। এই অভিজ্ঞতা অধিনায়কত্বের কাজটা কি সহজ করে দেবে?
মুশফিকুর: যদি ক্যাপ্টেন ভালো পারফর্ম করে, দলকে নেতৃত্ব দেওয়া তার জন্য অনেক সহজ হয়ে যায়। আমি প্রায় পাঁচ বছর ধরে খেলছি জাতীয় দলে। দু-তিন বছর ধরে মোটামুটি ভালো খেলছি। নিজের ওপর একটা আত্মবিশ্বাস আছে। দলে এখন চার-পাঁচজন নিয়মিত পারফর্ম করছে। একটা দলে চার-পাঁচজন পারফর্মার থাকলে ভালো ফল করাটা অনেক সহজ হয়ে যায়। অধিনায়কের কাজ সহজ হয়ে যায়।

 অধিনায়কত্বে আপনার দর্শন কী? কাকে আদর্শ মানেন?
মুশফিকুর: সবার অধিনায়কত্বের কিছু কিছু জিনিস ভালো লাগে। নির্দিষ্ট কেউ নেই। তবে রিকি পন্টিংয়ের অধিনায়কত্ব অনেক ভালো লাগত। দর্শন আমার একটাই—মাঠ এবং মাঠের বাইরে দলের কেউ যেন না ভাবে, আমি শুধু একজন অধিনায়ক। আমি একজন বন্ধু, একজন খেলোয়াড় হিসেবে সবাইকে সমর্থন দিচ্ছি এবং সবার কাছ থেকে সহযোগিতা পাচ্ছি—সবার সঙ্গে যেন এই সম্পর্কটা হয়। সবাই যেন দলে স্বস্তি পায়।

 অধিনায়ককে অনেক সময় কঠোর হতে হয়। এত দিনের সম্পর্ক থেকে বেরিয়ে সেটা কতটা করতে পারবেন বলে মনে হয়?
মুশফিকুর: দলের ভালোর জন্য যা যা দরকার, আমি তাই করব। পরিস্থিতি দাবি করলে আমাকে তো কঠোর হতেই হবে। সবকিছুই হবে দলের স্বার্থে।

 আপনি উইকেটরক্ষক, গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ব্যাটসম্যানও। এর সঙ্গে অধিনায়কত্ব চাপ হয়ে যাবে না তো?
মুশফিকুর: আগে কিপিংয়ে কোনো ভুল হলে হয়তো সেটা নিয়ে অনেক চিন্তা করতাম। কিন্তু অধিনায়ক হিসেবে দলের অন্য বিষয় চিন্তা করলে ওই জিনিসগুলো অনেক সময় মাথায় আসে না। এক দিয়ে এটা আমার জন্য প্লাস পয়েন্টও হতে পারে।

 একটা কথা প্রচলিত আছে, ভালো খেলতে না পারলে আপনি মুষড়ে পড়েন। অধিনায়ক হওয়ার পর কি এই সমস্যা কাটিয়ে উঠতে পারবেন?
মুশফিকুর: বলতে পারেন, আমি একটু আবেগপ্রবণ। তবে খারাপ করলে একদমই চুপসে যাব, ও রকম কিছু কখনো আমার মধ্যে ছিল না। আপনি যখন একটা জিনিস নিয়ে কঠোর পরিশ্রম করবেন, ফল আশানুরূপ না হলে অবশ্যই খারাপ লাগে। এটা ঠিক, হয়তো অন্যরা সেটা বুঝে ফেলত। অনেকে হয়তো এই খারাপ লাগাটা বুঝতে দেয় না। তবে কারও ক্ষতি হবে এমন কিছু অবশ্যই আমি করব না। এখন আর আমি আগে না। আমার দল আগে, আমার দেশ আগে, তারপর আমি।
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Little Mushfiq relishes big challenge (http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=203299)
Named Bangladesh captain; Riyad his deputy
by Bishwajit Roy

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LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION: Newly-appointed Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim gazes at Khaled Mashud's portrait as he arrives at the BCB headquarters in Mirpur yesterday. He becomes the eighth man to lead the Tigers, and the second wicketkeeper after Mashud.

“The whispers turned into reality today,” was the instant reaction from wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim as he talked to the Daily Star Sport immediately after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) declared the little man the Tigers' new captain and all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad as his deputy on Tuesday.

Following the removal of Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, there was no other choice for the game's governing body but to name the 23-year old Bogra-lad -- who is one of few players in the team whose place in the playing eleven is confirmed -- the new skipper to lead the team in the upcoming home series against West Indies and Pakistan.

So understandably, the announcement did not come as a big surprise for the young man, who has had the experience of leading the Under-19 team in the 2006 World Cup where his national team predecessor Shakib played under his captaincy. “I'm really delighted as this is the ultimate honour for any cricketer,” said Mushfiqur with a smile.

Like many other cricketers Mushfiqur dreamt of leading the national team but the honour has come his way earlier than he expected because of the board's 'whimsical' decision of sacking Shakib and Tamim from their posts following Bangladesh's dismal show in the recently concluded tour of Zimbabwe.

“I must thank the board for giving me the responsibility and I will try my best to serve my country. I know it's a big challenge for me and I am ready to take on the challenge. I hope I will get full support not only from the board but also from my colleagues and coaching staffs,” responded Mushfiqur, who has so far played 24 Tests and 98 one-day internationals, when asked whether the captaincy came his way earlier than expected.

The soft-spoken Mushfiqur was also very much aware of the fact that it would not be an easy task for him to lead an improving team like Bangladesh.

“I am fully aware of the expectations. I am confident that I will be able to take the team to new heights. We had been playing good cricket for the last two years, but we failed to perform against Zimbabwe in the last series as a unit. My first job would be to inspire the team so that we can bounce back from the dismal showing. And I'm hopeful about the coming series if we can play as a unit,” hoped the new Bangladesh captain.

The general feeling is that Mushfiqur, who was once removed from the vice-captaincy due to an alleged attitude problem, is a bit of an introvert, a trait that may not be ideal for captaincy but the man himself was little worried about that. “I always love to take on challenges and I am really excited to prove my credentials as a captain. True, I don't talk too much but that doesn't mean I will not talk when it is required,” explained the Bogra-lad.

Shakib was exceptional in that his captaincy role hardly hindered his own performance, and Mushfiqur was also confident that the third and most crucial role, in addition to wicketkeeping and batting, will not be an extra burden for him.

“I believe this new challenge will make me more confident so I am little worried. As a team we are improving and you see there are a number of players in the team who can win the match for us. So, I am really confident with the team,” said a confident Mushfiqur, who once again said that this is the most disciplined team in the world.

Mushfiqur also sought full freedom as captain.

“In cricket, the captain has a big role. Definitely I will try to share everything but I love to enjoy full freedom as a captain,” said Mushfiqur.

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is his role model, but Mushfiqur knows he does not have the same weapons as his idol. “And here lies the challenge for me,” finished the little man, who wants to emerge as big as one can be as a skipper.

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September 20, 2011, 11:30 PM
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মাহবুব হামিদ

বাংলাদেশের ক্রিকেটের একনিষ্ঠ ভক্ত তিনি। বাংলাদেশে খেলা হলেই গ্যালারিতে থাকে সরব উপস্থিতি। ক্রিকেটের সঙ্গে পরিচয় ছেলের সূত্রে, ছেলে খেলেন জাতীয় দলে। তাঁর নতুন পরিচয়, বাংলাদেশ অধিনায়কের বাবা! মুশফিকুর রহিমের বাবা মাহবুব হামিদ জানালেন তাঁর অনুভূতি

 ছেলের অধিনায়ক হওয়ার খবর কখন শুনলেন?
মাহবুব হামিদ: একটি টিভি চ্যানেলে ব্রেকিং নিউজ দেখাচ্ছিল। সেই চ্যানেলেই আমার এক আত্মীয় কাজ করে। সে-ই আমাকে বলেছে। আর পত্রপত্রিকায় লেখালেখি হচ্ছিল, আগে থেকেই তাই আঁচ করতে পারছিলাম।

 কেমন লাগল শোনার পর?
মাহবুব: এটা তো একটা বিরাট ব্যাপার। অনেক বড় সম্মানের। বাংলাদেশে এখন যে অবস্থা, এটা তো শুধু একটা ক্রিকেট টিম নয়, গোটা বাংলাদেশের টিম। আল্লাহর অশেষ রহমত, মুশফিক এই সম্মান পেয়েছে।

 বাবা হিসেবে আপনার অনুভূতি কেমন?
মাহবুব: অকল্পনীয় একটা ব্যাপার। অনেক গর্বের। ক্রিকেটবোদ্ধারা হয়তো অনেক ভালো বোঝেন, আমরা তো অতশত বুঝি না। শুধু জানি, এটা অনেক বড় একটা পাওয়া। ও মানুষ ছোট, কিন্তু দায়িত্বটা অনেক বড়।

 মুশফিকের ছেলেবেলাটা কেমন ছিল?
মাহবুব: আমার চার ছেলে-এক মেয়ে। ওদের মধ্যে মুশফিক বরাবরই ব্যতিক্রম। ও সব সময় সময় মেনে চলত। সেই ক্লাস সিক্সে জেলা স্কুলে পড়ার সময় থেকেই। স্কুলে যেতে আধঘণ্টার মতো লাগত, ও এক ঘণ্টা আগেই বের হয়ে যেত। ছোট থেকেই সব সময় পরিষ্কার-পরিচ্ছন্ন থাকে। পোশাক-আশাক, ঘর—সবই পরিচ্ছন্ন হওয়া চাই। আর খুব জেদি। কোনো জিনিসের জন্য জেদ নয়। হয়তো স্যার একটা রচনা মুখস্থ করতে বলেছে, রাত যতই হোক শেষ করবেই। কোচ হয়তো একটা জিনিস দেখিয়ে দিত, একদম পারফেক্ট না হওয়া পর্যন্ত করতেই থাকত। এখনো একই রকম সময় মেনে চলে, পরিষ্কার থাকে, খেলা নিয়ে জেদি।

 বাংলাদেশে সবাই ছেলেকে ডাক্তার-ইঞ্জিনিয়ার বানাতে চায়, আপনি ছেলেকে বিকেএসপিতে পাঠিয়েছিলেন কেন?
মাহবুব: এটা নিয়ে একটা মজার গল্প আছে। ও বিকেএসপিতে পরীক্ষা দিতে চাইল, আমার ছোট ভাইয়ের সঙ্গে ওকে পাঠিয়ে দিলাম। ভাইভাতে ১০০-তে ৯৮ পেয়েছিল। এর পর আবার চার সপ্তাহের ক্যাম্পে ডাকা হলো, সেখানে পেয়েছিল ‘অতি উত্তম’। পরে ভর্তি করানোর সময় আমি নিজে গেলাম। তখন বিকেএসপির হেড কোচ ছিলেন ফাহিম (নাজমুল আবেদীন) স্যার, উনি আমাকে জিজ্ঞেস করলেন, ‘জেলা স্কুলের ছেলে, রোলও ১০-এর মধ্যে, ওকে বিকেএসপিতে কেন দিচ্ছেন?’ প্রশ্ন শেষ হওয়ার আগেই আমার উত্তর, ‘টিভিতে ছেলের খেলা দেখতে চাই!’

 অধিনায়ক ছেলের কাছে প্রত্যাশা কী?
মাহবুব: যে প্রত্যাশা নিয়ে বোর্ড ওকে দায়িত্ব দিয়েছে, সেটা যেন পূরণ করতে পারে। আল্লাহ যেন ওকে সেই সামর্থ্য দেন। ক্রিকেট খেলাটা তো আর ‘ওয়ানম্যান শো’ নয়, সবার অবদান লাগে। সৌরভ গাঙ্গুলীর মতো মুশফিক যেন সবাইকে এক করতে পারে।

 কোনো উদ্যাপন হবে না?
মাহবুব: নাহ...আমার মনে হয়, এসবে ভালোর চেয়ে খারাপই বেশি হয়। বাড়তি কিছু করার কি প্রয়োজন? মুশফিক যখন নিজে গাড়ি কিনল, তার আগে বলেছিলাম ‘কী দরকার কেনার? আমি তো একটা কিনে দিয়েছিই। আমরা মধ্যবিত্ত পরিবার, এসব করলে অহমিকা চলে আসতে পারে।’ ওকে সব সময়ই বলি যেন অহমিকা চলে না আসে।

 আপনাকে তো গ্যালারিতে নিয়মিত দেখা যায়, আনন্দ-উল্লাস করেন, বাঁশি বাজান। শুধু ছেলের নয়, বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেটেরও বড় সমর্থক আপনি!
মাহবুব: ও যখন জিম্বাবুয়েতে সেঞ্চুরি করল, আমি ওমরাহ করার জন্য মক্কায়। ফিরে এসে ফোন করে বললাম, তোমার জন্য খুশি, কিন্তু দল হারায় কষ্টটা আরও বেশি। ওই ম্যাচটা জিতলে আমরা সিরিজও জিতে যেতাম। মুশফিকের ভালো চাই, কিন্তু দলের ভালো আরও বেশি করে চাই। আর আগে তো এত বুঝতাম না, টেস্ট ক্রিকেট নিয়ে খুব একটা নেতিবাচক ধারণা ছিল—কাজটাজ নাই, ৫ দিন ধরে খেলে। কিন্তু একটু একটু করে বুঝতে শেখার পর মজাটাও পেতে শুরু করেছি। আর মাঠে যাই সব সময় ছেলেদের উৎসাহ দিতে। আমাদের দল তো আর ইংল্যান্ড-অস্ট্রেলিয়া না, ভালো-খারাপ সব সময়ই পাশে থাকতে হবে।

 কথা হয়েছে ছেলের সঙ্গে?
মাহবুব: ফোন করেছিল ৬টার দিকে। বলল, ‘বাবা বোর্ডে যাচ্ছি, দোয়া করো।’ আমি বলেছিলাম, ‘শান্ত থাকো, অধিনায়ক হয়েছ কিন্তু বাড়তি উচ্ছ্বাসের কিছু নেই। মানুষের প্রত্যাশার কথা মনে রাখবে।’

idrinkh2O
September 20, 2011, 11:49 PM
মুশফিক-মাহমুদকে সাকিবের অভিনন্দন (http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2011-09-21/news/187476)

কলকাতা নাইট রাইডার্সের হয়ে চ্যাম্পিয়নস লিগ খেলতে এখন তিনি হায়দরাবাদে। সাকিব আল হাসান কাল সেখানে বসেই শুনেছেন মুশফিকুর রহিমের অধিনায়ক হওয়ার খবর। শুনে নতুন অধিনায়ককে অভিনন্দন জানিয়েছেন সাবেক অধিনায়ক। অভিনন্দন জানিয়েছেন নতুন সহ-অধিনায়ক মাহমুদউল্লাহকেও।
অধিনায়কত্বের শুরুতে মুশফিককেই সহ-অধিনায়ক হিসেবে পেয়েছিলেন সাকিব। এ ছাড়া দুজনই বিকেএসপির ছাত্র বলে সম্পর্কটা অনেক পুরোনো। নতুন অধিনায়ককে তাই অনেক দিন ধরেই কাছ থেকে দেখে আসছেন সাকিব। সে অভিজ্ঞতা থেকেই কাল টেলিফোনে বললেন, ‘মুশফিক ভাই অধিনায়ক হওয়ায় ভালো হয়েছে। আশা করি, ভালো করবেন। অধিনায়ক হওয়ার মতো সব গুণই ওনার আছে।’
অধিনায়ক থাকার সময় দল পরিচালনায়ও মুশফিকের অনেক সাহায্য পেয়েছেন বলেও জানালেন তিনি, ‘আমি যখন অধিনায়ক ছিলাম, সব সময়ই মুশফিক ভাইয়ের সাহায্য পেয়েছি। ওটা নিয়ে কখনোই সমস্যা হয়নি। মাঠে ও মাঠের বাইরে নানা বিষয় নিয়ে ওনার সঙ্গে সব সময়ই আলোচনা করতাম।’
বাংলাদেশ অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ দলে মুশফিকের নেতৃত্বে খেলেছেন সাকিব। সেই অভিজ্ঞতা থেকেই বললেন, ‘অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ দলে ওনার অধিনায়কত্বে খেলেছি। বয়সভিত্তিক পর্যায়ে দল পরিচালনার কাজটা মূলত কোচই পালন করলেও অধিনায়কেরও কিছু ভূমিকা থাকে। মুশফিক ভাইয়ের নেতৃত্বগুণটা চোখে পড়েছে তখনই।’
অধিনায়কত্ব হারানোর পরই নতুন অধিনায়ককে সর্বতো সহায়তার নিশ্চয়তা দিয়েছিলেন। নতুন অধিনায়কের নাম জানার পর আবারও দিলেন সেই প্রতিশ্রুতি।
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idrinkh2O
September 20, 2011, 11:58 PM
ক্রিকেট দলের নতুন অধিনায়ক মুশফিকুর (http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2011-09-21/news/187541)
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মুশফিকুর রহিম

আন্তর্জাতিক ক্রিকেটে তাঁর অভিষেকটা ছিল খুব নাটকীয়। অধিনায়কের মুকুটটাও মাথায় উঠল তেমনি নাটকীয়ভাবে।

কাল বিকেলে বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ডের পরিচালনা পর্ষদের সভার মাঝখানে নতুন অধিনায়ক হিসেবে যখন ঘোষিত হলো মুশফিকুর রহিমের নাম, সেটিতে অবশ্য কোনো নাটকীয়তা ছিল না। প্রায় সবারই জানা ছিল, শুধু আনুষ্ঠানিক ঘোষণা, এই যা! সহ-অধিনায়ক হিসেবে মাহমুদউল্লাহর নামটাও তা-ই।

আপাতত অক্টোবরে ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজ ও ডিসেম্বরে পাকিস্তানের বিপক্ষে দুই সিরিজের জন্য অধিনায়ক ও সহ-অধিনায়ক করা হয়েছে মুশফিক ও মাহমুদউল্লাহকে। মুশফিকের আনুষ্ঠানিক প্রতিক্রিয়াটাও খুব অনুমিত, ‘যেকোনো ক্রিকেটারের জন্য এটা সর্বোচ্চ সম্মান। আমাকে এই দায়িত্ব দেওয়ায় ক্রিকেট বোর্ডকে ধন্যবাদ জানাচ্ছি। পুরো জাতির প্রত্যাশা সম্পর্কে আমি সচেতন। লক্ষ মানুষের স্বপ্ন পূরণের চেষ্টা করব।’

ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজ সিরিজের প্রস্তুতি টুর্নামেন্ট বিসিবি কাপে মুশফিকুর রহিমকে বাংলাদেশ দলের অধিনায়ক নির্বাচন করেই বার্তাটা দিয়ে দিয়েছিল ক্রিকেট বোর্ড। অভিজ্ঞতা এবং দলে অপরিহার্যতা বিবেচনায় আর কোনো বিকল্পও ছিল না। তার পরও মুশফিকের অধিনায়কত্ব পাওয়াটাকে নাটকীয় বলার কারণ গত কিছুদিনের ঘটনাপ্রবাহ।

জিম্বাবুয়ে সফরে ব্যর্থতার পর অধিনায়ক ও সহ-অধিনায়ককে একসঙ্গে সরিয়ে দেওয়ার অভূতপূর্ব ঘটনা ঘটেছে। সাকিব আল হাসান ও তামিম ইকবালকে বরখাস্ত করার চরম বিতর্কিত সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়ে ঝড় উঠেছে চায়ের পেয়ালায়। এই ঝঞ্ঝাবিক্ষুব্ধ সময়ে অধিনায়কের কঠিন দায়িত্ব পেলেন মুশফিকুর রহিম। অধিনায়ক হিসেবে তাঁর মনোনয়ন হয়তো নাটকীয় নয়, তবে প্রেক্ষাপটটা তো অবশ্যই।

এমন নাটকীয়তার সঙ্গে মুশফিকুরের পরিচয় অবশ্য ক্যারিয়ারের শুরু থেকেই। ২০০৫ সালে ইংল্যান্ড সফরের জন্য ঘোষিত ২০ জনের প্রাথমিক দলেও ছিলেন না। শেষ মুহূর্তে দলে ঢুকে গেলেও সেই সফরে তাঁর ‘পর্যটক’ হয়েই থাকার কথা ছিল। উইকেটরক্ষক হিসেবে তখন অপ্রতিদ্বন্দ্বী খালেদ মাসুদ। তাঁর বিকল্প হিসেবে দলে আসা মুশফিকের খেলার সুযোগ কোথায়?

সুযোগ এল নাটকীয়ভাবে। সাসেক্সের বিপক্ষে ট্যুর ম্যাচে হাফ সেঞ্চুরি করলেন, নর্দাম্পটনশায়ারে বিপক্ষে দুর্দান্ত এক সেঞ্চুরি। লর্ডস টেস্টে স্পেশালিস্ট ব্যাটসম্যান হিসেবেই অভিষেক হয়ে গেল মুশফিকের। তা নিয়ে আলোড়িত ইংল্যান্ডের ক্রিকেট-মহলও। লর্ডসে তাঁর চেয়ে কম বয়সে যে আর কেউ টেস্ট খেলেনি। সাড়ে নয় মাস পর শ্রীলঙ্কার বিপক্ষে বগুড়ায় দ্বিতীয় টেস্টটিও খেললেন স্পেশালিস্ট ব্যাটসম্যান হিসেবে। উইকেটকিপার-ব্যাটসম্যান হিসেবে টেস্ট অভিষেক ২০০৭ সালের জুলাইয়ে। শ্রীলঙ্কার বিপক্ষে সেই টেস্টের দ্বিতীয় ইনিংসে ৮০ রানের দুর্দান্ত এক ইনিংসে ঘোষিত হলো ‘খালেদ মাসুদ যুগ’-এর অবসানবার্তাও।

মাসুদের দীর্ঘ ছায়ায় ঢাকা পড়ে থেকেই গিয়েছিলেন ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজ বিশ্বকাপে। সেখানে ভারতের বিপক্ষে প্রথম ম্যাচে অপরাজিত হাফ সেঞ্চুরি করে দলকে জিতিয়ে ফিরেছেন। বিশ্বকাপে প্রথম ম্যাচ আর উইকেটরক্ষক হিসেবে প্রথম টেস্ট—খালেদ মাসুদকে বাদ দেওয়া ঠিক হয়েছে কি হয়নি বিতর্কের কারণে দুটিতেই তাঁর ওপর ছিল প্রচণ্ড চাপ। সেই চাপকে যেভাবে জয় করেছেন, তা থেকেই মুশফিকের মানসিক শক্তির প্রমাণ মেলে।

নেতৃত্বগুণও অনেক আগেই চিহ্নিত। অনূর্ধ্ব-১৭ ও অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ জাতীয় দলের অধিনায়ক ছিলেন। নেতৃত্ব দিয়েছেন অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ বিশ্বকাপেও। জাতীয় দলের সহ-অধিনায়কও ছিলেন অনেক দিন। গত ডিসেম্বরে সুনির্দিষ্ট কোনো কারণ ছাড়াই মুশফিককে সরিয়ে তামিম ইকবালকে সহ-অধিনায়ক করা হয়। মুশফিকুর রহিমকে অধিনায়ক করাটাকে তাই বলতে পারেন বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ডের বিলম্বিত ভুল স্বীকার।

সহ-অধিনায়কের মতো অধিনায়ক নির্বাচনে বিসিবির ভুল বা অধৈর্যের প্রমাণ মিলবে আরেকটি তথ্য থেকেও। টেস্ট ক্রিকেটে বাংলাদেশের ১১ বছরও হয়নি, অথচ মুশফিকুর রহিম এই দলের অষ্টম অধিনায়ক! সংখ্যাটা শুধু টেস্ট অধিনায়ক ধরে। ২০০৪ চ্যাম্পিয়নস ট্রফিতে রাজিন সালেহর নেতৃত্ব দেওয়ার কথা মনে রাখলে সেটি হয়ে যায় নয়!

হাবিবুল বাশার প্রায় তিন বছর অধিনায়ক ছিলেন। এ ছাড়া বাংলাদেশের আর কোনো অধিনায়কই থিতু হওয়ার সময় পাননি। বগুড়ার মাটিডালির ক্রিকেট-অন্তঃপ্রাণ মাহবুব হামিদের ২৩ বছর বয়সী ছেলে কি পারবেন ব্যতিক্রম হতে?

এই প্রশ্নের উত্তর সময়ই দেবে। আপাতত স্বাগত জানানো যাক নতুন অধিনায়ককে। মুশফিকুর রহিম, অধিনায়কের কণ্টক-সিংহাসনে আপনাকে স্বাগত!

idrinkh2O
September 21, 2011, 12:40 AM
Just for the cross ref. in future...

Thread: Breaking News: Mushfiqur Rahim named new Bangladesh Captain, Mahmudullah Riyad made his deputy! (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=38467)

idrinkh2O
September 21, 2011, 12:46 AM
my two favorite pictures from the day...

http://www.banglanews24.com/images/PhotoGallery/2011September/Captan-0220110920183825.jpg
a father's love

http://www.banglanews24.com/images/imgAll/2011September/SM/jainamaj20110920230839.jpg
gifting a prayer rug
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AbuDarda
September 21, 2011, 01:16 AM
দেখা যাচ্ছে যে সবাই মুশফিককে বাজে কিপার বলছে,হ্যা এটা ঠিক একটা সময় খুব বাজে কিপিং করেছে কিন্তু রিসেন্টলি কিপিংয়ে সে যে দারণ উন্নতি করেছে কেউই এই ব্যাপারটা খেয়াল করছে না! কিছু ক্যাচ এখনোও পড়ছে তবে এরকম কিছু মিস সব কিপারই করে থাকে,আগের মত প্রচুর সহজ ক্যাচগুলা আর মিস করে না আর অসাধারণ কিছু ক্যাচও ধরছে এখন। আরেকটা ব্যাপার সবাই ইগনোর করছে সেটা হল, উইকেটের পেছনে থেকে পুরো দলকে উদ্দিপ্ত রাখা, বিশ্বের আর কোন কিপারই এই কাজটা মুশফিকের চেয়ে ভাল পারে বলে মনে হয় না!

BANFAN
September 21, 2011, 01:18 AM
Congrats Mushy.... He will be an excellent captain... and Probably the Most Successful one..

AbuDarda
September 21, 2011, 01:26 AM
আর মুশফিকের ব্যাটিং সামর্থ বা ধারাবাহিকতা নিয়ে যারা প্রশ্ন তুলছে তারা আসলে বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেটের খোঁজ রাখে বলে মনে হয়না! গত কয়েকটা সিরিজ ধরে দলের মধ্যে ওই সবচেয়ে ধারাবাহিক,এমনকি সাকিব তামিমের চেয়েও। গত কয়েকটা বছরে নিজের খেলায় সবচেয়ে উন্নতি করেছে যে কয়েকটা প্লেয়ার তার মধ্যে মুশফিক অন্যতম,আর ম্যাচিউর হওয়ার দিক দিয়ে ও ই সেরা। মুশফিকের ব্যক্তিত্ত্ব আর ইমেজ মুগ্ধ করার মত! রাজনীতির পঁচা থাবা বাগড়া না দিলে মুশফিকুর রহিম ই হবে বাংলাদেশের সেরা ক্যাপ্টেন!! আশা করি বাংলাদেশ ওর হাত ধরে অনেক দূর এগিয়ে যাবে! মুশির জন্য অনেক অনেক শুভ কামনা!!!

godzilla
September 21, 2011, 01:28 AM
Congrats Little buddy ... now make us proud!:applause:

idrinkh2O
September 21, 2011, 01:36 AM
উত্তরসূরির কাছে মাসুদের চাওয়া (http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2011-09-21/news/187477)

http://paloadmin.prothom-aloblog.com:8088/resize/maxDim/340x1000/img/uploads/media/2011-09-20-17-50-20-038484100-untitled-6.jpg
খালেদ মাসুদ

‘আমাদের কিন্তু অনেক মিল। দুজনই উইকেটকিপার, ব্যাটিংটা উপভোগ করি, দুজনই রাজশাহী বিভাগের, রাজশাহীকে নেতৃত্ব দিয়েছি, জাতীয় দলের অধিনায়কও...’—যে জন্য তাঁর প্রতিক্রিয়া জানতে চাওয়া, দুজনের মধ্যকার মিলের কথাগুলো খালেদ মাসুদ নিজেই চটপট বলে দিলেন।
তবে বাংলাদেশের দ্বিতীয় টেস্ট অধিনায়কের সঙ্গে অষ্টম টেস্ট অধিনায়কের সম্পর্কের শেষ নয় এখানেই। ক্রিকেটার মুশফিকুর রহিমকে কাছ থেকে বেড়ে উঠতে দেখেছেন মাসুদ। একসময় দুজন হয়ে উঠেছেন প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বী, সময়ের বাস্তবতায় একসময় মুশফিককে জায়গাও ছেড়ে দিতে হয়েছে। মাঠের বাইরে আবার দুজনের খুব হূদ্যতা।

ক্রিকেটার মুশফিকুরের গুণমুগ্ধ মাসুদ নিজেও। তাঁর মতে, এ মুহূর্তে সম্ভাব্য সেরা পছন্দকেই অধিনায়ক হিসেবে বেছে নিয়েছে বিসিবি। উত্তরসূরির প্রতি ভালোবাসায় নয়, ব্যাখ্যা দিলেন যুক্তি দিয়েই, ‘অধিনায়কত্বটা এই মুহূর্তে ওরই সবচেয়ে প্রাপ্য ছিল। অনেক আগে থেকেই কিন্তু ওকে অধিনায়ক হিসেবে গড়ে তোলা হয়েছে। বিকেএসপিতে অধিনায়কত্ব করেছে, অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ দলে করেছে। ও জন্মগতভাবেই নেতা।’

জাতীয় দলে, বিভাগীয় দলে মুশফিককে কাছ থেকে দেখেছেন। মুশফিকের মাঝে সহজাত নেতৃত্বগুণের কোন ব্যাপারটা চোখে পড়েছে? মাসুদের উত্তরটাই বলে দেবে, মুশফিককে জানেন বেশ ভালোভাবেই, ‘ও খুবই ডিসিপ্লিনড, সময় মেনে চলে। নিজেও ছিমছাম, পরিষ্কার-পরিচ্ছন্ন থাকে। সবকিছুই খুব গোছানো। সবকিছুর জন্য আলাদা সময় করে রাখে, সেই সময়ের এদিক-ওদিক হয় না। এই ব্যাপারগুলো হয়তো বেশির ভাগই মাঠের বাইরের, কিন্তু মাঠেও কিন্তু এসব সাহায্য করে।’

যাঁকে বেড়ে উঠতে দেখেছেন, ছিল কাছের ‘ছোট ভাই’, একসময় সেই হয়ে দাঁড়াল প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বী। শুধু ব্যাটসম্যান হিসেবেই দুটি টেস্ট খেলেছেন মুশফিক। ২০০৭ সালের শ্রীলঙ্কা সফরে উইকেটের পেছনেও দাঁড়ালেন মাসুদের জায়গায়। এই লড়াই কিন্তু দুজনের ব্যক্তিগত সম্পর্কে প্রভাব ফেলেনি বলেই জানালেন মাসুদ, ‘মাঠ-মাঠের বাইরের জগৎটাকে আমি সব সময় আলাদা রাখি। মাঠের ভেতরে সবাই পেশাদার, ব্যক্তিগত সম্পর্কের জায়গা নেই। কিন্তু বাইরে আমাদের সম্পর্ক খুবই ভালো।’

উইকেটকিপাররা ভালো অধিনায়ক হন না—ক্রিকেটের সবচেয়ে প্রচলিত কথাগুলোর একটি। প্রতিটি বলে নিজেকে মনোযোগ দিতে হয়, দল নিয়ে এত ভাবার সময় কোথায়! কিন্তু নিজের অভিজ্ঞতা থেকেই এই ধারণাকে উড়িয়ে দিলেন মাসুদ, ‘আমি বরং বলি এর উল্টো। উইকেটকিপাররা সবকিছু ভালোভাবে দেখে, পরিস্থিতি বোঝে। ধোনিকে দেখেন, ও কি ভালো অধিনায়ক নয়? তবে বাংলাদেশের অধিনায়কত্ব করা ক্রিকেটের সবচেয়ে কঠিন কাজগুলোর একটি। দল বেশির ভাগ সময়ই হারে, অনেক সমালোচনা শুনতে হয়। অনেক সময় এসব নিজের পারফরম্যান্সে প্রভাব ফেলে। এ ক্ষেত্রেই যেমন আমি বলব, সাকিব দারুণ করেছে। আশা করি, মুশফিক ওকে অনুসরণ করবে, ঠান্ডা মাথায় কাজ করে যাবে।’

পরামর্শ তো হলো, এবার উত্তরসূরির কাছে প্রত্যাশা? ‘আশা করি, দলটাকে গুছিয়ে টিম বাংলাদেশ হিসেবে গড়ে তুলবে। শুধুু ক্রিকেট দলের নয়, মানুষের অধিনায়ক হবে। মানুষ অনুভব করবে, মুশফিক আমাদের অধিনায়ক।’

BANFAN
September 21, 2011, 03:08 AM
[বাংলা]বাংলাদেশ অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ দলে মুশফিকের নেতৃত্বে খেলেছেন সাকিব। সেই অভিজ্ঞতা থেকেই বললেন, ‘অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ দলে ওনার অধিনায়কত্বে খেলেছি। বয়সভিত্তিক পর্যায়ে দল পরিচালনার কাজটা মূলত কোচই পালন করলেও অধিনায়কেরও কিছু ভূমিকা থাকে। মুশফিক ভাইয়ের নেতৃত্বগুণটা চোখে পড়েছে তখনই।’[/বাংলা]

It could have been better to not say that, when you appreciate and congratulate someone. We all know even the national team captain needs help from the coach.

al-Sagar
September 21, 2011, 03:29 AM
:notworthy::notworthy::clap::clap::up::up:

দেখা যাচ্ছে যে সবাই মুশফিককে বাজে কিপার বলছে,হ্যা এটা ঠিক একটা সময় খুব বাজে কিপিং করেছে কিন্তু রিসেন্টলি কিপিংয়ে সে যে দারণ উন্নতি করেছে কেউই এই ব্যাপারটা খেয়াল করছে না! কিছু ক্যাচ এখনোও পড়ছে তবে এরকম কিছু মিস সব কিপারই করে থাকে,আগের মত প্রচুর সহজ ক্যাচগুলা আর মিস করে না আর অসাধারণ কিছু ক্যাচও ধরছে এখন। আরেকটা ব্যাপার সবাই ইগনোর করছে সেটা হল, উইকেটের পেছনে থেকে পুরো দলকে উদ্দিপ্ত রাখা, বিশ্বের আর কোন কিপারই এই কাজটা মুশফিকের চেয়ে ভাল পারে বলে মনে হয় না!

আর মুশফিকের ব্যাটিং সামর্থ বা ধারাবাহিকতা নিয়ে যারা প্রশ্ন তুলছে তারা আসলে বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেটের খোঁজ রাখে বলে মনে হয়না! গত কয়েকটা সিরিজ ধরে দলের মধ্যে ওই সবচেয়ে ধারাবাহিক,এমনকি সাকিব তামিমের চেয়েও। গত কয়েকটা বছরে নিজের খেলায় সবচেয়ে উন্নতি করেছে যে কয়েকটা প্লেয়ার তার মধ্যে মুশফিক অন্যতম,আর ম্যাচিউর হওয়ার দিক দিয়ে ও ই সেরা। মুশফিকের ব্যক্তিত্ত্ব আর ইমেজ মুগ্ধ করার মত! রাজনীতির পঁচা থাবা বাগড়া না দিলে মুশফিকুর রহিম ই হবে বাংলাদেশের সেরা ক্যাপ্টেন!! আশা করি বাংলাদেশ ওর হাত ধরে অনেক দূর এগিয়ে যাবে! মুশির জন্য অনেক অনেক শুভ কামনা!!!

lamisa
September 21, 2011, 07:58 AM
congratz mushy! the cutest captain evr!

zinatf
September 21, 2011, 01:34 PM
Congrats Mushy!!! Now please lte these two play....don't thrash them like Shakib-Tamim

Shaan
September 21, 2011, 02:32 PM
congratz mushy! the cutest captain evr!
ki Lamisa Mushy re ki ekhon o adopted-son hisabe niba naki ? :)

al-Sagar
September 22, 2011, 12:34 AM
http://eprothomalo.com/contents/2011/2011_09_22/content_zoom/2011_09_22_18_0_b.jpg

bujhee kom
September 22, 2011, 12:38 AM
Ami jantaam ami Mushy-te bisshash korechilaam, ami jantaam amader Mush Mush ekdiin Shaadhin Banglaar El-Kapitano hobey ebong Banglaar jenuine Baagh hisabey attoprokas korbey...aaj amar shei sopno, sei bhobissot-bani, sei sudirgho bisshas aaj sotto porinoto hoeche...ami Mohaan Allah'er kachey notojaanu, Allah be praised..

lamisa
September 22, 2011, 10:43 AM
ki Lamisa Mushy re ki ekhon o adopted-son hisabe niba naki ? :)

hope to!

mali007
September 22, 2011, 11:27 AM
After getting whitewashed by WI and PAK. , Mushfique will be gone !!!

simon
September 22, 2011, 12:42 PM
Mash: "Shototai boro shokti Mushfique er"

beware BCB or should I say fairwell Mushy :sick:

BANFAN
September 22, 2011, 01:44 PM
Mash: "Shototai boro shokti Mushfique er"

beware BCB or should I say fairwell Mushy :sick:

Why BCB? He is the team captain not BCB president. Do you think captains are out their to fix BCB? He is not a fool to poke his nose in the wrong place.

akabir77
September 22, 2011, 02:24 PM
An opportunity missed


Former national captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza reserved perhaps the biggest compliment for Mushfiqur Rahim. In an article published in the leading Bangla daily Prothom Alo yesterday, Mashrafe termed the new Bangladesh captain as honest, sincere and a very good team man. And if he can add his own performance on the field, the little wicketkeeper-batsman with all these facets certainly has a bright prospect ahead.
But there is a thin line between having these qualities and putting them in practice. And on Wednesday night in front of 10,000 cricket fans at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, the Bangladesh captain got his first chance to demonstrate those qualities when left-arm spinner Sohrawardi Shuvo Mankaded (running a batsman out while he is backing up for a run) Rokibul for a vital breakthrough in the final between Bangladesh and the second string national team.
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Rest (http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=203585)

simon
September 22, 2011, 03:27 PM
Why BCB? He is the team captain not BCB president. Do you think captains are out their to fix BCB? He is not a fool to poke his nose in the wrong place.

u misunderstood, i meant to say that as Mushy is honest there might be a clash or "motobirodh" betwenn BCB & Mushy.

Rumz_01
September 22, 2011, 03:59 PM
Yay! Aww, i hope this does the little guy some good :) And at the end of the coming series, i hope we see the change as a win win situation for both Mushi <3 and the the Bangladesh Cricket team!

He's never short of something to say and well adorable :D Hope it goes well for him!! :)

TigerEz
September 22, 2011, 06:34 PM
He will prove everything in the wi series he will even get magically taller don't worry guys!

al-Sagar
September 24, 2011, 10:49 PM
[বাংলা]মুশফিককে অভিনন্দন জানিয়ে জাবিতে র‌্যালি (http://www.samakal.com.bd/details.php?news=18&action=main&menu_type=&option=single&news_id=194565&pub_no=823&type=)

সমকাল প্রতিবেদক
বাঁধভাঙা উচ্ছ্বাস আর আনন্দের মধ্য দিয়ে জাতীয় ক্রিকেট দলের অধিনায়ক মুশফিকুর রহিমকে বরণ করে নিলেন জাহাঙ্গীরনগর বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ইতিহাস বিভাগের শিক্ষক ও শিক্ষার্থীরা। অধিনায়ক নির্বাচিত হওয়ার পর সহপাঠীদের সঙ্গে বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ক্যাফেটেরিয়ায় আয়োজিত মিলনমেলায় ফুল আর ভালোবাসায় সিক্ত হন মুশফিক। বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের কোষাধ্যক্ষ ও ইতিহাস বিভাগের অধ্যাপক ড. মোঃ নাসির উদ্দিন ফুলের তোড়া দিয়ে মুশফিককে অভিনন্দন জানান। এ সময় মুশফিকুর রহিম বলেন, 'আমার এ অর্জনের পেছনে ছিল বন্ধুদের ভালোবাসা আর শিক্ষকদের দোয়া।' অনুষ্ঠানে আরও উপস্থিত ছিলেন ইতিহাস বিভাগের সভাপতি ড. মনজুর আহসান, সাবেক উপ-উপাচার্য ড. মোঃ এনামুল হক খান, ড. তাইবুল হাসান খান, অধ্যাপক মোঃ লুৎফুল হাই জামী, অধ্যাপক এটিএম আতিকুর রহমান, ড. আরিফা সুলতানা, ড. মোঃ এমরান জাহান, একেএম জসীম উদ্দীন, সৈয়দ আবু তোয়াব শাকির, মোহাম্মদ গোলাম রব্বানী, আনিছা পারভীন, মাসুদা পারভীন ও সুলতানা পারভীন। এর আগে সকাল ১১টায় মুশফিককে অভিনন্দন জানিয়ে ক্যাম্পাসে আনন্দর‌্যালি করা হয়। [/বাংলা]

nakedzero
September 25, 2011, 03:12 AM
What's Mushfiqur's exact recent height ??? Any clue?? Anyone??

Isnaad
September 25, 2011, 07:27 AM
what's mushfiqur's exact recent height ??? Any clue?? Anyone??

5'3 :)

nakedzero
September 25, 2011, 09:00 AM
5'3 :)

Any source?

simon
September 25, 2011, 09:26 AM
Any source?

Shahadat.com

nakedzero
September 25, 2011, 12:29 PM
Shahadat.com

Simon bhai hahaha ami shotti shotti shahadat.com search korechi, kichu paini, tarpor ahammok er moto bujhlam that was a joke. Tarpor o please ektu clue dan, ki karone shahadat.com

cricheart
March 5, 2012, 09:07 AM
WoW this thread is quite slow! even after Mushi becomes our skipper! I see July 5, 2011 on the top this page! This is either good for him or worse, I say little mushi rocks.. biggest tiger with the sharpest claw.

I wish Mushy will reign BC to its top.

lamisa
March 5, 2012, 10:12 AM
^^ i believe that he is a very good captain

zsayeed
March 5, 2012, 10:54 AM
Mushy to read with the kids

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=224977
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim will visit a Room to Read classroom library today at Rupa government primary school in Kazimura village of Bijoynagar upazilla in Brahmanbaria.

In an hour-long stay during the morning, Mushfiqur will take part in different reading-based games with the students.

The classroom library was established by the Bangladesh chapter of Room to Read, an international organisation working to promote literacy and gender equality, with funding from the International Cricket Council to provide the schoolchildren with access to proper books and enhance their reading habit.

The Room to Read is supporting 279 schools in Sirajganj and Brahmanbaria while also supporting girls to continue secondary education.



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would love to see a picture of that!

AsifTheManRahman
March 5, 2012, 11:01 AM
With his baby face, Mushy will blend in perfectly with his audience.

crikss
March 5, 2012, 08:41 PM
Now I don't want Mushy to lose his captaincy....Loitta Kamal is abusing his power

Rifat
March 5, 2012, 08:52 PM
Now I don't want Mushy to lose his captaincy....Loitta Kamal is abusing his power

Stability is Key. If we change too many things at one time, there is no stability, is there? What has Rahim done that his captaincy is to be stripped?

Naimul_Hd
March 5, 2012, 09:08 PM
Stability is Key. If we change too many things at one time, there is no stability, is there? What has Rahim done that his captaincy is to be stripped?

He called Lotus's sonny project BPL a disgrace ! :doh:

Ajfar
March 5, 2012, 09:39 PM
I don't think Mushy will lose his captaincy. Because I think Mash is smart enough to turn down the offer for captaincy, because he knows that he needs to focus on his game. So I think Mash will turn down the offer if Loitta tries to give it to him.

zsayeed
March 6, 2012, 11:01 PM
Ai cheletai Lokkhi - shara duinyai agun laiga geleo cheleta poroshuna neeye moshgul. Lokkhi chele - shabash!
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zsayeed
March 6, 2012, 11:08 PM
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Rifat
March 6, 2012, 11:48 PM
Kudos to Mushfiqur Rahim :up:. I feel like other Players need to take a similar approach: When the Media is fuming against you: These types of acts may calm things down, sometimes shut down critics and increase popularity amongst fans.

lamisa
March 8, 2012, 02:06 PM
that was such a nice step taken by mushy

Tigers_eye
March 8, 2012, 02:29 PM
Khali off the field bhalo thakley tho cholbena. On the field, team must win. Even occationally. Asia Cup'a ek ta win dorkar to keep the coach. I forgot when was the last time we won. :(

Navo
March 8, 2012, 07:29 PM
Just 3 ODIs ago against the West Indies =p

Dilscoop
March 8, 2012, 07:32 PM
One drop catch off Shak and he will hear Shak read "books" to him too.

oronnya
March 8, 2012, 10:26 PM
One drop catch off Shak and he will hear Shak read "books" to him too.

:up::up:

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সাকিব : আরে এসবের কি দরকার ছিল :blush:

(মুশফিক মনে মনে : যাক খেলা শুরু হওয়ার আগে বেটার মাথা এট্টু ঠান্ডা করে রাখলাম .. দু -একটা catch miss হইলেও এখন ঝারি খাইতে হইব না :D :D)

Navo
March 8, 2012, 10:35 PM
^^We all know that it's compensation for the run out when Shak was on 144 as well =p

oronnya
March 8, 2012, 10:36 PM
^^We all know that it's compensation for the run out when Shak was on 144 as well =p

ha ha ha oita to bhulei gechhi :D

lamisa
March 9, 2012, 05:50 AM
amio apa^^^

oronnya
March 9, 2012, 01:23 PM
amio apa^^^

:):).....

zsayeed
March 12, 2012, 12:08 PM
The buck stops here - right Mushy?
http://www.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/content/story/557031.html
You were in the huddle room to delineate the plan to Mash and Raz.

playmaker
March 12, 2012, 12:15 PM
The buck stops here - right Mushy?
http://www.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/content/story/557031.html
You were in the huddle room to delineate the plan to Mash and Raz.

I think Mushy was right to criticize the senior players. Weve let lalla and mash play loads of matches not for the undoing of the team's performances

zsayeed
March 12, 2012, 12:18 PM
I have a strange feeling that I am being stalked.

Tiger444
March 12, 2012, 12:23 PM
Mushy should be blamed a lot for his batting yesterday. The shot he played yesterday was simply unacceptable. He got out the same way in the 1st ODI against Pakistan and then the 3rd ODI he got out in a very crucial stage scoring nothing. He's the captain and an experienced player. It's time he mans up and starts playing better under pressure. He should've known by now that he should've just played straight rather then cutting.

zsayeed
March 12, 2012, 12:25 PM
I think Mushy was right to criticize the senior players. Weve let lalla and mash play loads of matches not for the undoing of the team's performances

You mean they were not professional? ;)

AsifTheManRahman
March 12, 2012, 12:29 PM
Mushy should be blamed a lot for his batting yesterday. The shot he played yesterday was simply unacceptable. He got out the same way in the 1st ODI against Pakistan and then the 3rd ODI he got out in a very crucial stage scoring nothing. He's the captain and an experienced player. It's time he mans up and starts playing better under pressure. He should've known by now that he should've just played straight rather then cutting.
He does pull it off most of the time, but it's a shot that carries a lot of undue risk. I understand he likes to cut the ball, but come on, don't do it off middle and/or leg. It's not like we needed 15 RPO.

oronnya
March 12, 2012, 12:30 PM
I think Mushy was right to criticize the senior players. Weve let lalla and mash play loads of matches not for the undoing of the team's performances

Yeah but one bad thing about Mushy is he never takes the responsibility.. in numerous occassions he got out without scoring much but he will point his fingers at Tamim/ Shakib and now on Nasir and others.. That's not fair.. he is to blame equally for yesterday's loss.. He should learn from Shakib (in BPL despite the wonderful innings he played in the semi he said his last over was the one to blame for the loss..) .. I love Mushy a lot but I am really not liking his shaak diye maachh dhaka attitude.. hope he learns..

HereWeGo
March 12, 2012, 12:34 PM
He does pull it off most of the time, but it's a shot that carries a lot of undue risk. I understand he likes to cut the ball, but come on, don't do it off middle and/or leg. It's not like we needed 15 RPO.

It is not a hard shot to play if you can trust the bounce. I think the mistake was choosing the wrong bowler to play this kind of shot against. Afridi and Kumble are two bowlers i would never recommend to cut off middle stump...

zsayeed
March 12, 2012, 12:36 PM
Yeah but one bad thing about Mushy is he never takes the responsibility.. in numerous occassions he got out without scoring much but he will point his fingers at Tamim/ Shakib and now on Nasir and others.. That's not fair.. he is to blame equally for yesterday's loss.. He should learn from Shakib (in BPL despite the wonderful innings he played in the semi he said his last over was the one to blame for the loss..) .. I love Mushy a lot but I am really not liking his shaak diye maachh dhaka attitude.. hope he learns..

Lol Oronnya didi, when I read the bold part I really first thought Shak as in Shakib diye maach dhaka. :floor:

That would fit as well. :clap::up:

Tiger444
March 12, 2012, 12:38 PM
He does pull it off most of the time, but it's a shot that carries a lot of undue risk. I understand he likes to cut the ball, but come on, don't do it off middle and/or leg. It's not like we needed 15 RPO.

It's alright to play the cut shot when you've been batting for a while but not when you've played just 4th delivery going in to you're 5th. Also as HereWeGo said, he should've been wary of cutting against Afridi who varies his pace really well.

simon
March 12, 2012, 12:38 PM
Yeah but one bad thing about Mushy is he never takes the responsibility.. in numerous occassions he got out without scoring much but he will point his fingers at Tamim/ Shakib and now on Nasir and others.. That's not fair.. he is to blame equally for yesterday's loss.. He should learn from Shakib (in BPL despite the wonderful innings he played in the semi he said his last over was the one to blame for the loss..) .. I love Mushy a lot but I am really not liking his shaak diye maachh dhaka attitude.. hope he learns..

he isn't pointing fingers or blaming any1,just said what was the turning point,
yes he did implicitly blame Mash & Razaq's batting.
Usually Mushy takes responsibilities in field but , I remember under Mushy's captaincy, probably during the WI test series he didn't take responsibilities of so many catches he dropped. He didn't mention in press conf.

simon
March 12, 2012, 12:41 PM
Lol Oronnya didi, when I read the bold part I really first thought Shak as in Shakib diye maach dhaka. :floor:

That would fit as well. :clap::up:

erokom mone howatai shabhabik,after all Oronnya madame er post e Shakib emnei chole ashey. :lol: ei ailo :doh:

oronnya
March 12, 2012, 03:26 PM
erokom mone howatai shabhabik,after all Oronnya madame er post e Shakib emnei chole ashey. :lol: ei ailo :doh:

:D :D ... he he... hmm amar signature ei Shakib achhe kina so amar proti post ei Shakib ashbe etai shabhabik ;)

playmaker
March 12, 2012, 03:34 PM
I think mushy needs to show some balls. He seems to go through the motion at times. Didnt seem to rotate the bowlers as well as shakib did with his KRB stint

oronnya
March 12, 2012, 06:22 PM
Lol Oronnya didi, when I read the bold part I really first thought Shak as in Shakib diye maach dhaka. :floor:

That would fit as well. :clap::up:

Then it would be Shak(Shakib) diye Mash (Mashrafee) dhaka :D

22Yards
March 12, 2012, 06:46 PM
Then it would be Shak(Shakib) diye Mash (Mashrafee) dhaka :D

But Shakib is not from Dhaka. HE is the captain of MIGHTY Khulna Royal Bengals ?

Shak khula mash dhaka

riankhan
March 12, 2012, 11:40 PM
Then it would be Shak(Shakib) diye Mash (Mashrafee) dhaka :D

That was quite smart :up:

BengaliPagol
March 13, 2012, 12:10 AM
I think mushy needs to show some balls. He seems to go through the motion at times. Didnt seem to rotate the bowlers as well as shakib did with his KRB stint

Rotating bowlers is the a thing the captain decides. He has his own way of utilising the bowlers and would have a different way of approach and would want to do what he thinks is best for the team.

Shakib has a different approach. You cant just compare Shakib and Mushfiqur like that.

Whatever Mushfiqur thinks is right for the team let him do it. Whatever Shakib thinks is right for the team let him do it but dont compaer one another.
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Zeeshan
March 13, 2012, 12:16 AM
Nicely done Forrest, nicely done.

Night_wolf
March 16, 2012, 12:01 PM
mushy u r the real heru for me in this match:notworthy:

Navo
March 16, 2012, 12:03 PM
^ I agree, well at least he did get the equivalent monetary award as Shakib did. Mushy's batting career is really in the ascendancy. To the point where I wonder whether a specialist keeper should come in place of someone like Riyad or one of the bowlers..

BANFAN
March 16, 2012, 12:04 PM
Well played, very well played Mushy. The way you have handled the captaincy to bring the team together....that's admirable.... And that knock was really special and thanks for finishing it... CONGRATS MAN....:)

Banglaguy
March 16, 2012, 12:05 PM
He did so much good in this match:
Promoted Shakib and Nasir - Shows he is not a greedy player.
He came into the tournament with pressure on his head but is coming back strong.
Statistics means nothing - SR of 66.49 is nothing when you can score with a SR 175+ when needed.
Field placing has been altogether good, always moving, less defensive than Shakib was.

Nadim
March 16, 2012, 12:06 PM
After getting the Captaincy, he turned out to be a class batsman and grown some ball. Very happy. Well done bhai:)

simon
March 16, 2012, 12:11 PM
Mushy's catching up Dhoni :D

:bravo: he needs to take his time,once settled he can be a dynamite, well he is.

Equinox
March 16, 2012, 12:11 PM
Probably the best cameo ever played by a Bangladeshi. The way he was middling those sixes was unbelievable. I also felt he captained the team well. He didn't give up even though decisions were going against him and the first-wicket partnership showed no signs of ending but he kept on going and cheering his team on. A few morons in the match thread felt he wasn't good enough but perhaps they forgot that this is the best batting line-up in the world (on these pitches). And not to forget one of his bowlers was out injured midway through the innings and his star bowler did not turn up today in spite of all that he kept going on. And on top of everything, he was fantastic behind the stumps as well. Had to deal with a lot of legside garbage but didn't let anything pass. Proud to be a Mushy supporter. :flag:

AsifTheManRahman
March 16, 2012, 12:13 PM
He is the manliest male beast of all male beasts, a Lilliputian among Gullivers by physique but a Gulliver among Liliputians by heart.

Habib
March 16, 2012, 12:15 PM
Absolutely scintilating innings from Mushy today. Commentators couldn't believe that such a small man can hit such huge sixes. Hats off to the Captain :bravo:

i_1_primeval_man
March 16, 2012, 12:18 PM
What a player he is turning out to be. Alhamdulillah. Played like a brave heart. Bangladesh team is inn safe hands.

Navo
March 16, 2012, 12:22 PM
Probably the best cameo ever played by a Bangladeshi. The way he was middling those sixes was unbelievable. I also felt he captained the team well. He didn't give up even though decisions were going against him and the first-wicket partnership showed no signs of ending but he kept on going and cheering his team on. A few morons in the match thread felt he wasn't good enough but perhaps they forgot that this is the best batting line-up in the world (on these pitches). And not to forget one of his bowlers was out injured midway through the innings and his star bowler did not turn up today in spite of all that he kept going on. And on top of everything, he was fantastic behind the stumps as well. Had to deal with a lot of legside garbage but didn't let anything pass. Proud to be a Mushy supporter. :flag:

To add to that, the team spirit in these matches has been one of the best I have ever seen. Even the relatively un-emotional players (like Shakib) were out of their seats, screaming themselves hoarse with each 6 Mushy hit and almost crying with joy. Team spirit can do wonders, thank you Mushy :notworthy: :flag::flag:

Roni_uk
March 16, 2012, 12:23 PM
Well done Mushfiq - WTG!!!

SS
March 16, 2012, 12:32 PM
Amazing batting by this little man...today he was indeed the "little master" and took the title from the original little master...marvelous innings....one of brilliant innings I ever saw and will cherish

Awla
March 16, 2012, 12:36 PM
The 3 sixes he hit today... oh man ... i won't forget that ever

Tigers_eye
March 16, 2012, 12:47 PM
Very weldone. You are an immense batting talent. From preserving the whitewash with Haba (your coming out of party) you have excelled tremendously. Make sure you keep practicing WKing. That is your day job until you give them up to Jaharul and move up the order.

ahnaf
March 16, 2012, 12:56 PM
Such a beautiful timer of the ball
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PoorFan
March 16, 2012, 12:56 PM
Wonderful job you little man, dont stop before taking us first ever final.

zsayeed
March 16, 2012, 12:56 PM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/143600/143613.jpg

zsayeed
March 16, 2012, 12:57 PM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/143600/143616.jpg

Tiger444
March 16, 2012, 01:01 PM
I called him out that he needed to perform and boy did he ever! Not only that but also called India's bowling attack weaker then Pakistan and Sri Lanka and backed up his words. Just a great innings overall. His improvement as a batsman has been on the up. Looking forward to seeing him doing the same for years to come. Keep it up Mushy!

playmaker
March 16, 2012, 01:02 PM
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HE played a brilliant innings....take a bow captain....told ya guyz that mushy is a good kiriketer

mij
March 16, 2012, 01:04 PM
Yes, well done Mushy. Hope he continues which is really important.

Maysun
March 16, 2012, 01:09 PM
Guys, Can we have a video of Mushy's innings? :)

Dilscoop
March 16, 2012, 01:15 PM
"We are gunna target the Indian bowlers"

Uncensored (but censored): "we are gonna **** em up!

shaad
March 16, 2012, 01:33 PM
I also liked the fact that he dedicated the victory to Rana during the presentation.

22Yards
March 16, 2012, 01:41 PM
pocket dynamo is this man. He hits the ball so nice when he hits it in the air. It seems just a punch and up she goes for a SIX!!.. I must say I am very impressed with Mushfiq when he is charged up to hit sixes.

Ajfar
March 16, 2012, 01:45 PM
He did exactly he said he would. He smoked them. Had he not lived up to his words, a lot of people including myself would have went for his head.

idrinkh2O
March 16, 2012, 02:05 PM
Thank you Mushfiq (http://www.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/engine/current/match/535797.html) :bighug:

oronnya
March 16, 2012, 02:09 PM
Mushy my boy love you !!! SUPERB INNINGS !!! just what we wanted from our captain...:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Night_wolf
March 16, 2012, 02:13 PM
I also liked the fact that he dedicated the victory to Rana during the presentation.

So thats 2 wins for rana...i now want a win for Shajjadul hasan....and i hope thats come vs SL

meazz1
March 16, 2012, 02:46 PM
I also liked the fact that he dedicated the victory to Rana during the presentation.

What did he say? I could not watch the victory speach.

taklima_naj
March 16, 2012, 03:16 PM
Little genius, Thank you for the brave knock and make me right that you can hit six ( which I was telling to my husband), pls continue.

shaad
March 16, 2012, 03:16 PM
What did he say? I could not watch the victory speach.

According to CricInfo: "It's a huge moment for us. We want to dedicate this to Manjural Islam Rana (who died five years back). Today it was a great, we really appreciate our win. Thanks to the crowd."

zsayeed
March 16, 2012, 04:34 PM
http://www.eprothomalo.com/contents/2012/2012_03_17/content_zoom/2012_03_17_22_0_b.jpg

Shock
March 16, 2012, 06:33 PM
I made some bad comments about you. But you proved me wrong. Actually you've gone beyond. Thanks dude for your extraornidary innings.

TigerEz
March 16, 2012, 07:16 PM
ahahaha mee too.. sorry vai

ami age bujhi nai

zinatf
March 16, 2012, 07:36 PM
TigerEz...thread khulen SL vs BD-er :)

BengaliPagol
March 16, 2012, 07:39 PM
You cant judge a player for playing one bad innings. Yes Mushfiq played bad against Pakistan but i always knew he is a Mike Hussey of Bangladesh.

zsayeed
March 16, 2012, 10:21 PM
http://edailystar.com/contents/2012/2012_03_17/content_zoom/2012_03_17_1_4_b.jpg

zinatf
March 16, 2012, 10:56 PM
pichchi to fataye ditese.....ekdom pocket-rocket.....Zunaid bhai...in honour of our captain please introduce an emoticon :)

Murad
March 16, 2012, 11:02 PM
To onno shomoi ei jedh ta koi thake? hotel roome rekhe ashe naki? jottoshob! jetar por kotto kotha!!

ei jonnei ekta match jetar por tara onek match haare. karon tader majhe tokhon kono jed thake na.

no love for the country.

zinatf
March 16, 2012, 11:06 PM
Mushy re dekhaye de to tora pura bissho ke....je torao parish....onek hoise shomalochona.

bujhee kom
March 16, 2012, 11:08 PM
All I can say is the time has come to Salaam Mushy!! I salaam you you my little Sir!!

:flag:

oronnya
March 16, 2012, 11:16 PM
To onno shomoi ei jedh ta koi thake? hotel roome rekhe ashe naki? jottoshob! jetar por kotto kotha!!

ei jonnei ekta match jetar por tara onek match haare. karon tader majhe tokhon kono jed thake na.

no love for the country.

Why do you say that??? Mushfiq doesn't deserve such harsh comment... He is a pretty consistent performer and today he played a lionhearted innings to ensure the victory... ajke to ontoto oke maaf kora jai..

shakibrulz
March 16, 2012, 11:21 PM
Very good captain despite the flaws in his tactics, just need someone like him to take the burden of Shakib - always rated him as a talented batsman. Boy, he has improved leaps and bound recently though.

Murad
March 16, 2012, 11:33 PM
Why do you say that??? Mushfiq doesn't deserve such harsh comment... He is a pretty consistent performer and today he played a lionhearted innings to give us the victory... ajke to ontoto oke maaf kora jai..

Read the article. Top kono team er sathe jitlei erokom jed er kotha bole ora. Kintu onno shomoi oi jed ta kaj kore na keno? jed koi falai?

mather baire koto kisu hoise ota niye tader jed. 2007 wc e mashrafi ke indian player ra ki bolse ota te oder jed lagse..tai bole dhore dibani..

tader ke motivate korar jonno erokom kisur keno dorkar hoi? desher hoye khelar cheye boro motivation ar ki hote pare? tokhon keno jed ta thake na?

bunch of losers!!

jeesh
March 16, 2012, 11:34 PM
Amazing how such a small guy can pack such a punch

playmaker
March 17, 2012, 05:07 AM
BPL is the reason for such attitude. He sucked the juice out of BPL when the other guyz just did their job and didnt care about advices from foreign players

Rifat
March 17, 2012, 06:53 AM
out of the three wins we had against India, Mushfiqur finished two of them :) inshaAllah more to come...

Alhamdulillahi Rabbil A'lamin!!

Shaan
March 17, 2012, 08:22 AM
the guy is a monster, my word the way he hitted those SIXes !!

Nadim
March 17, 2012, 04:20 PM
http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/image.php?u=8373&dateline=1332019123
Mushy the man :D

simon
March 17, 2012, 04:46 PM
he always had the talent but rarely fired.
Since he became capt. he started to perform with consistency.
he is currently in his best form,hope he continues.

Dilscoop
March 18, 2012, 04:13 PM
"They should look in the mirror" @ the press conf. on Ramizul's comments.

I'm not sure it made any sense. Because it doesn't. What he meant to say was, they can go violate themselves in the hallow yap that is available at the rear end betwixt their cleft. But he had to change it at the last min.

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 08:48 AM
"They should look in the mirror" @ the press conf. on Ramizul's comments.

I'm not sure it made any sense. Because it doesn't. What he meant to say was, they can go violate themselves in the hallow yap that is available at the rear end betwixt their cleft. But he had to change it at the last min.


weird comment

AsifTheManRahman
March 19, 2012, 09:55 AM
Amazing how such a small guy can pack such a punch

the guy is a monster, my word the way he hitted those SIXes !!
He may be small, but he's very strongly built. Just look at how much potential energy he packs up in his arms.

Btw, that one flick that went for a six was sheer timing and class. Reminded me of Chris Cairns.

Tiger444
March 19, 2012, 10:06 AM
He may be small, but he's very strongly built. Just look at how much potential energy he packs up in his arms.

Btw, that one flick that went for a six was sheer timing and class. Reminded me of Chris Cairns.

Ya the guy is actually really jacked. It's not only that though, it's all about hand-eye coordination which Mushy has.

TIKBoss
March 19, 2012, 10:42 AM
He used to be a sissy long time ago, but now definitely not anymore. Hopefully he will lead us to the Asia CUP final and beat Pakistan

AsifTheManRahman
March 19, 2012, 11:01 AM
He was never a sissy. He was a winner who was misused. He should always have been played in the middle order, but would be made to come in as low as #8 regularly instead. Not much you can do at #8 especially when the team is 40/6 already.

We played non-talents like Aftab and Roqibul up the order for years, yet we kept our best batsman out of the top 6. The management teams over the years are to be blamed for this.

I've wanted him to bat up the order ever since I first saw him bat for the national team at the age of 16, but the management stuck to non-batsmen in the top/middle orders and even some of the fans came up with lame excuses about his technique not being up to par against fast bowlers. Orey amar shonar technique, koto technique dekhailo Aftab/Junaed/Roqibul, eder technique er thelay McGrath/Pollock er o jor eshe jaay gaaye. Bull crap.

The minute they started to play him in the middle order (4-6) on a regular basis, he started showing everyone what he's made of. Gotta say, told you so.

TIKBoss
March 19, 2012, 11:18 AM
He was never a sissy. He was a winner who was misused. He should always have been played in the middle order, but would be made to come in as low as #8 regularly instead. Not much you can do at #8 especially when the team is 40/6 already.

We played non-talents like Aftab and Roqibul up the order for years, yet we kept our best batsman out of the top 6. The management teams over the years are to be blamed for this.

I've wanted him to bat up the order ever since I first saw him bat for the national team at the age of 16, but the management stuck to non-batsmen in the top/middle orders and even some of the fans came up with lame excuses about his technique not being up to par against fast bowlers. Orey amar shonar technique, koto technique dekhailo Aftab/Junaed/Roqibul, eder technique er thelay McGrath/Pollock er o jor eshe jaay gaaye. Bull crap.

The minute they started to play him in the middle order (4-6) on a regular basis, he started showing everyone what he's made of. Gotta say, told you so.

Well we don't really know who is really a sissy and who isn't.. unless we know them personally but we can judge from the way they perform.. and last couple of years he has proven that he is not a sissy anymore or that he never was a sissy. You are right technique is overrated, according to some Shahriar nafees has one of the best techniques among all BD batsmen.. but technique doesn't get you runs.

Shaan
March 19, 2012, 11:30 AM
i've been following mushy, shakib, tamim since their u-19 worlcup. These three never been sissy. Mushy was gutsy and aggressive but also tried to play anchor innings those time, he was always positive but never sissy.. Shakib and tamim always been agressive since then..

nayef
March 19, 2012, 12:18 PM
I still believe Mushy is the ideal #4 in BD line-up... at least for ODIs... in tests he could bat at 6 due to his keeping workload. We need someone to keep a cool head during overs 15-35 and he is definitely the man for the job. Stability on one end and we can only imagine what the stroke-makers around him can do!

I'm so glad his batting potential is being valued under the new management.

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 12:49 PM
Id really like him to come up at no. 4

He is a very talented batsman who knows how to keep the run flowing when they are in. So mushy, sakib and nasir, weve got a good middle order. Lullah will be no. 7 and will play his rare aggressive shot during the last few overs so no issue with BALL WASTING hopefully.

Navo
March 19, 2012, 12:55 PM
^ If Mushy becomes our solution for no.4, Riyad is definitely not our solution for No.7. For us to regularly chase/set 300+ scores we need people who can slog from the get go at that position. I mean Mushy can slog better than Riyad! Riyad seems to have the build to slog but doesn't seem to have the desire to.

We need someone who can, if necessary, slog it out with (a more batting confident) Mashrafe in the last 3-4 overs to ensure we get 10 runs/over.

nayef
March 19, 2012, 12:59 PM
If someone is a good enough player, there is no need to slog to score heavily. Riyad has the shots and he could be good at #7, just needs to have a defined role in the team. He seems decent at guiding the tail too (win against Eng... his test century).

al Furqaan
March 19, 2012, 01:40 PM
He may be small, but he's very strongly built. Just look at how much potential energy he packs up in his arms.

Btw, that one flick that went for a six was sheer timing and class. Reminded me of Chris Cairns.

Its about timing and bat placement. If you hit at the right time and on the sweet spot, it will go miles. Mushy's 3rd six was simply massive with seemingly zero power behind it. Just shows that his timing is impeccable...superior hand-eye coordination and picks up the pace of ball well. When was the last time he got yorked by an epxress quick?

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 01:47 PM
needs to perform today to show that he really is a player of class

Tiger444
March 19, 2012, 02:50 PM
He was never a sissy. He was a winner who was misused. He should always have been played in the middle order, but would be made to come in as low as #8 regularly instead. Not much you can do at #8 especially when the team is 40/6 already.

We played non-talents like Aftab and Roqibul up the order for years, yet we kept our best batsman out of the top 6. The management teams over the years are to be blamed for this.

I've wanted him to bat up the order ever since I first saw him bat for the national team at the age of 16, but the management stuck to non-batsmen in the top/middle orders and even some of the fans came up with lame excuses about his technique not being up to par against fast bowlers. Orey amar shonar technique, koto technique dekhailo Aftab/Junaed/Roqibul, eder technique er thelay McGrath/Pollock er o jor eshe jaay gaaye. Bull crap.

The minute they started to play him in the middle order (4-6) on a regular basis, he started showing everyone what he's made of. Gotta say, told you so.

Well to be fair, after the 50 he hit against India in the 2007 WC, his form really took a dip and then even got dropped and Dhiman took his place. They were going back and forth for the WK spot. Then not even too long ago, with Jahurul and Dhiman performing in domestics and Mushy having a terrible WC, his spot was under scrutiny but then that knock of 81 against Australia made sure that he was here to stay. Then the 100 against Zimbabwe really showed that again that he belongs. Once he was made captain, I believe his confidence has grown and since then hasn't looked back. He hasn't had the same smooth road that Tamim and Shakib had. He had to continue to work hard and prove himself and he's done that really well now.

Just shows that he's anything but a sissy. He's a true fighter and unlike our other so called talented batsmen, didn't just give up. He put in the hard yards and has really improved as a player. Full credit to Mushy and he sets a good example for the future youngsters of BD. It's not about having the best of talents. It's about guts and determination and wanting to be a class player.

i_1_primeval_man
March 20, 2012, 12:45 AM
Maar Mushy, maar. Lankan der maire tokta bana..

i_1_primeval_man
March 22, 2012, 12:32 AM
El Kapitano is due for a big one today..InshaAllah..

zinatf
March 22, 2012, 01:01 AM
Mushy please ajke ulta palta marish na....dekhaye de ajke pura cricket bissho ke je amrao pari :D

F6_Turbo
March 22, 2012, 07:22 AM
Well done Captain....why not let the worst bowler in the side bowl the final over. I mean it's no big deal...Bangladesh are so used to getting to finals, and chasing down totals....you thought, best make it interesting.

225 isn't challenging enough, better make sure we chase close to 240 against Pakistan.

Disgusting levels of incompetency - sure anyone CAN hit at the death, but Shahadat WILL get hit.

Tehsin
March 22, 2012, 08:48 AM
He is doing a lot of good but his love for Shahadat is costing us matches and causing the fan heartache. Also, his keeping on occasion leaves much to be desired.

cricheart
March 22, 2012, 12:00 PM
Mush-Shahadat love relation cost us the Asia cup trophy :(

playmaker
March 22, 2012, 12:10 PM
a guy with such attitude controls our cricketer?

How you suppose your teammates to stay strong when your captain weeps?

shakibrulz
March 22, 2012, 12:14 PM
Great captaincy despite the stupidity of persisting with that brainless git, I loved how he brought fielders inside the ring for the death overs. He'll learn from his mistakes, cut him some slack.

F6_Turbo
March 22, 2012, 12:16 PM
a guy with such attitude controls our cricketer?

How you suppose your teammates to stay strong when your captain weeps?

Half the stadium was in tears...the tournament meant a lot to all of us, after all, it's not everyday that Bangladesh defeats, India & Sri Lanka to make a final, and then loses the final on the last ball of the game.

They were probably tears of frustration - so close, yet so far. I disagreed with some of his decision making today, but the show of emotion isn't an issue.

playmaker
March 22, 2012, 12:22 PM
Half the stadium was in tears...the tournament meant a lot to all of us, after all, it's not everyday that Bangladesh defeats, India & Sri Lanka to make a final, and then loses the final on the last ball of the game.

They were probably tears of frustration - so close, yet so far. I disagreed with some of his decision making today, but the show of emotion isn't an issue.

these 11 players are the 11 among 160 million player who wear the most LOVED outfit in the entire country

if these guys cant control their emotions, I dont see why others wont

Equinox
March 22, 2012, 12:46 PM
I didn't watch the ending but if he did indeed cry then :facepalm:

I thought his captaincy and keeping was terrific throughout the series but he also made some inexcusable decisions such as his persistence with Shahadat. Even he was shell-shocked with the over Shahadat bowled at the end and didn't speak during the huddle. Hopefully he learns from this and develops as a leader.

idrinkh2O
March 22, 2012, 12:54 PM
Well done Mushfiq. You presented us the new Bangladesh. InshAllah, under your leadership you'll win us many games. :bravo:
Don't cry, Don't be sad Mushi --> there is a brighter future on the horizon. :bighug:
May God Bless you my brother!

TIKBoss
March 22, 2012, 01:10 PM
dude you want me to name other cricketers who have cried because of moments like these? sometimes they are tears of joy, sometimes sadness and sometimes frustration. I felt absolutely terrible for him and shakib.

Tiger-ess
March 22, 2012, 01:12 PM
Everyone makes mistakes, Mushi is a young player first then a young captain he's bound to make a couple of wrong decisions here and there. But when he started crying I could not hold back my tears either(until then I managed to keep it together), just shows how much he wanted this to happen as much as the next person..WE are proud of you Mushfiqur Rahim. God Bless you.

crikss
March 22, 2012, 01:23 PM
dont worry Mushy i bliv in u.. you will remain captain for a long time :)

playmaker
March 22, 2012, 01:41 PM
sakib = the best of the best

mali007
March 22, 2012, 01:46 PM
Shakib should be the Captain .

lamisa
March 22, 2012, 01:48 PM
great captaincy throughout the asia cup except for u know when

playmaker
March 25, 2012, 11:10 AM
another century!!!

Great captain, scored 114 from 118 deliveries with 2 sixes

woot woot!

oronnya
March 25, 2012, 11:12 AM
Congrats Mushy baby :D

zinatf
March 25, 2012, 04:54 PM
Hats off mushy!

http://eprothomalo.com/contents/2012/2012_03_26/content_zoom/2012_03_26_22_0_b.jpg

zinatf
March 25, 2012, 05:05 PM
Congrats on the ton mushy :)

http://eprothomalo.com/contents/2012/2012_03_26/content_zoom/2012_03_26_23_6_b.jpg

crikss
March 25, 2012, 07:39 PM
Mushy's new nick Forsha Mona :D ... Now you can guess why he called Iliyas Sunny - Kala :p

idrinkh2O
March 25, 2012, 10:20 PM
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বাবা মাহবুব হামিদের স্নেহের বাঁধনে ছেলে মুশফিকুর রহিম

[বাংলা] আরেকটু জোরে মারলে ছক্কা হবে—ক্রিকেট সম্পর্কে এই ছিল তাঁর জ্ঞান। সেই মা এখন বোঝাচ্ছেন, ‘এবার হয়নি। পরেরবার হবে।’ মুশফিকের বিস্ময় সীমা ছাড়িয়ে যায়। নাকের ডগা দিয়ে এশিয়া কাপের ট্রফিটা চলে যাওয়ায় গোটা দেশ দুঃখের সাগরে ভাসছে। অথচ মা কি দারুণভাবেই না বাঁচিয়ে রাখছেন আশা!

মুশফিকের মা কথা বলতে পারেন না। কারও কথা শুনতেও পান না। জন্মগতভাবেই এই অধিকার থেকে বঞ্চিত। বুকের ভেতর জমা হওয়া সুখ-দুঃখের ভাষা কণ্ঠনালি বেয়ে না এলেও ক্রিকেটের আবেগ এখন তাঁকেও স্পর্শ করে। সন্তানকে মাঠে কান্নায় ভেঙে পড়তে দেখে মায়ের চোখেও নামে অশ্রুর বান। ক্রিকেট নিয়ে মায়ের এতটা আবেগ দেখে মুশফিকও বিস্মিত, ‘মা কখনো খেলা বুঝতেন না। যদি আরও জোরে মারতে ছক্কা হতো, এতটুকুই বুঝতেন। আমার খুবই ভালো লাগছে যে মা এখন খেলা বুঝছেন।’ [/বাংলা]Source (http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/news/235471)

Wow! It touched my heart.

idrinkh2O
March 25, 2012, 10:21 PM
Mushy's new nick Forsha Mona :D ... Now you can guess why he called Iliyas Sunny - Kala :p

I think it's more like Dhola Mona :)

PoorFan
March 26, 2012, 12:00 AM
[বাংলা]মুশফিকের মা কথা বলতে পারেন না। কারও কথা শুনতেও পান না। জন্মগতভাবেই এই অধিকার থেকে বঞ্চিত।[/বাংলা]
I was never aware of this reality, my respect to his family and him grows even more! May God bless him and his family.

Gowza
March 26, 2012, 12:15 AM
great ton by mnushy, naeem doing well with 2 wickets and a 63*, good to see mahmudul score runs he's a talented allrounder. sabbir and shuvagata as it's been for awhile continue poor performances, anamul with a duck sucks.

why did mominul bat at 6? (to low for him) and asif ahmed didn't bat at all....

riyad scoring runs with a good strike rate is great to see but he needs to develop his game so he can do it at the higher level.

alauddin babu getting wickets and ziaur getting runs, if we are to bring a pace allrounder into the national team i guess it's one of these guys.