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mush_here
July 27, 2012, 01:36 AM
Every time Bangladesh Team comes out into the field, have you noticed the excitement inside your heart? Every time, our team comes out victorious, we celebrate, we enjoy, we cheer. But, have you ever tried to find our the reason behind all these?

The answer to all these questions is, cricket is no more just a game in Bangladesh. When our country is loaded with political problems, it's our cricketers who make us believe in ourselves, they make us want to dream big once again.

Political instability is a major problem in Bangladesh, but when it comes to cricket, people forget all the issues, and unite together to cheer for the tigers. One can certainly claim that Bangladeshi cricket supporters are the most passionate cricket lovers in the world. Cricket is related to our hearts, our emotions.

Cricket not only unites the nation, but also gives a reason for the people of Bangladesh to celebrate. It's amazing how 11 cricketers on the field can bring smiles on 140 million people of the country at once.

Lastly, would like to thank our cricketers for making us proud over and over again. We are proud supporters of Bangladesh Cricket Team, we are proud of our cricketers.


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playmaker
July 27, 2012, 01:46 AM
Welcome to BC, the game of cricket means a lot but it will mean much more once we start winning against strong team on a consistant basis, or simply be Competitive

Zeeshan
July 27, 2012, 01:46 AM
Hit the jackpot bro? :)

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Very good first post. Welcome to the forum. Love your avy.

mush_here
July 27, 2012, 03:02 AM
Thank you guys!
@playmaker, thanks for welcoming. Yup, it will mean much more to us if that happens regularly, but as our captain said after the Asia Cup 'this is just the start, there is many more to follow,' let's just wait and see..
@zeeshan, thanks bro. :)

Shubho
July 27, 2012, 08:28 AM
One can certainly claim that Bangladeshi cricket supporters are the most passionate cricket lovers in the world. Cricket is related to our hearts, our emotions.

With respect, I disagree. Bangladeshis are passionate about Bangladesh, not necessarily cricket. If it were the latter, we would not have seen a half-empty Mirpur during much of the BPL. Most domestic cricket matches (no matter which competition) are played out in front of empty galleries.

It's all about national pride, to be honest. The cricket is quite secondary.

Sohel
July 27, 2012, 08:39 AM
With respect, I disagree. Bangladeshis are passionate about Bangladesh, not necessarily cricket. If it were the latter, we would not have seen a half-empty Mirpur during much of the BPL. Most domestic cricket matches (no matter which competition) are played out in front of empty galleries.

It's all about national pride, to be honest. The cricket is quite secondary.

I agree wholeheartedly. Explains why so many "cricket fans" know so little about the basics of the game with some of them often resorting to decontextualized statistical geekfesting, intellectual dishonesty and purely argumentative rant to put forth stupid and absurd opinions in order to appear knowledgeable.

I go to local matches whenever I can, and ALWAYS find myself to be one of just a couple of dozen spectators not related to the players in the middle by blood, romance or friendship.

That being said, the Bangladesh Cricket Team unites and inspires passion in our people across all class and political divisions like no other. Maybe that's what the OP was getting at.

BTW, welcome to BC Mushfique, enjoy your stay here. We need more Dhaka residents in this Forum :)

playmaker
July 27, 2012, 08:53 AM
With respect, I disagree. Bangladeshis are passionate about Bangladesh, not necessarily cricket. If it were the latter, we would not have seen a half-empty Mirpur during much of the BPL. Most domestic cricket matches (no matter which competition) are played out in front of empty galleries.

It's all about national pride, to be honest. The cricket is quite secondary.

Well ofcourse. Why should fans go to matches with poor cricket being played? And not to mention the reason for half empty galleries is the overdose of cricket matches in Dhaka and dhaka public as expected are getting far too many games. If you have more matches in rajshahi, khulna, sylhet, you will see a big turnaround, MMW. At the same time the games at Dhaka and CTG will have more spectators because the number of matches to which they can go are limited.

deshimon
July 27, 2012, 03:09 PM
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BengaliPagol
July 27, 2012, 09:51 PM
With respect, I disagree. Bangladeshis are passionate about Bangladesh, not necessarily cricket. If it were the latter, we would not have seen a half-empty Mirpur during much of the BPL. Most domestic cricket matches (no matter which competition) are played out in front of empty galleries.

It's all about national pride, to be honest. The cricket is quite secondary.

So what? Australian Domestics have empty stands as well. Does that mean Australians arent passionate about cricket as well?

Navo
July 27, 2012, 11:32 PM
^ Yes, but Australians still turn out in droves for Test matches. Our spectators don't. A culture of appreciating cricket and its many nuances hasn't developed in Bangladesh nearly to the extent it has in older Test nations.

Navo
July 27, 2012, 11:32 PM
Oh and welcome mush!

Ajfar
July 27, 2012, 11:38 PM
One of Sohel NR bhai's famous quote, 'Cricket is a process, not an Even or two'. Australia has been playing cricket for a long time. Comparing to that we are still in the baby phase, it will take a long time for that to change. Not to mention our players aren't helping the cause.

al Furqaan
July 28, 2012, 12:35 AM
^ Yes, but Australians still turn out in droves for Test matches. Our spectators don't. A culture of appreciating cricket and its many nuances hasn't developed in Bangladesh nearly to the extent it has in older Test nations.

AUS and ENG are the only countries to play all tests in front of a packed crowd. Even in India, when playing big teams (ENG, AUS, SA, PAK) the crowds come in if the match is particularly close or unless Tendulkar is on the threshold of some landmark, in the latter case disbursing if its not achieved. SL, PAK, WI fans hardly care for Test cricket anymore. Same with NZ, but their Test grounds are so small that a crowd of 500 appears large. I think RSA crowds care about Tests more than other countries, but not nearly as much as AUS/ENG. I think thats why the Ashes will never be a dull affair.

aosaif
July 28, 2012, 02:44 AM
unfair to burden cricketers with hopes of a nation, even though it seems to be reality more times than not.

Zunaid
July 28, 2012, 02:57 AM
unfair to burden cricketers with hopes of a nation, even though it seems to be reality more times than not.

Good observation.

kalpurush
July 28, 2012, 04:07 AM
unfair to burden cricketers with hopes of a nation, even though it seems to be reality more times than not.
Also, unfair to us not showing up regularly if not often!

Good to see you posting again Saif bhai :)

kalpurush
July 28, 2012, 04:30 AM
Welcome to BC Mushfique :)

Like the thread as well :up:

BANFAN
July 28, 2012, 07:02 AM
What's poor cricket and good cricket for BD fans?? If the team loses, that's poor and good cricket means, if we win. Hardly matters how you win it .. Because its not the passion for cricket but the starvation from National success ....that brings people to the field or follow cricket in such numbers...

Well there is always a very small % who enjoys cricket in true sense... They will always follow test cricket ...