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aklemalp
September 5, 2018, 08:19 AM
New article/interview with the little master on cricinfo:


How important is pride for you, playing for Bangladesh?

It should be the first and final word to represent a country. We make a lot of sacrifices by staying away from our families for months. There's no greater pride than doing something for your country. When you know that 18-20 crore [180-200 million] people pray for you - a rickshaw-puller may have given up on his day's earning just watching our match; so it drives me. You don't need any more motivation. There's no bigger privilege. A lot of talented cricketers started off with me but Allah gave me the opportunity [to keep going].

LINK (http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/24580846/see-challenge-score-abroad)

One World
September 5, 2018, 09:41 AM
Good article, at least he sounded mature compared to his seldom outbursts during captaincy.

Roey Haque
September 5, 2018, 01:03 PM
The day that complacent and unprofessional piece of turd retires, I'll walk into a bar and get the whole tab.

al Furqaan
September 5, 2018, 01:11 PM
The day that complacent and unprofessional piece of turd retires, I'll walk into a bar and get the whole tab.

He's actually the most professional member of the squad to date. Tamim has only become professional since 2015. I guess Riyad and Mominul could also be added to the list.

But Mushy has been training hard since day 1 of his career and that work ethic is the exemplary and sets the best example for the rest of our squad.

And he has the fiesty attitude and won't back down from anyone.

This was quite a mature and top class interview.

iDumb
September 5, 2018, 02:18 PM
It doesn't have to be end of his career. He already justified all the opportunities given to him. He got lucky initially that we persisted with him(unlucky that we threw him in lions den at teen age) compared to many that got discarded but he is definitely one of the icon of our cricket.

thank you for your service Mushfique. keep going. But talk less. lol

roman
September 5, 2018, 03:09 PM
He should focus on his batting only. We didnt utilize his batting talent properly because of his wicket keeping. Let Liton/Bijoy do the work

Roey Haque
September 5, 2018, 05:05 PM
^You think someone as insecure as him will give his gloves up? Think again.

zman
September 5, 2018, 08:08 PM
It doesn't have to be end of his career. He already justified all the opportunities given to him. He got lucky initially that we persisted with him(unlucky that we threw him in lions den at teen age) compared to many that got discarded but he is definitely one of the icon of our cricket.

thank you for your service Mushfique. keep going. But talk less. lol
Agreed. I recall writing a post few years back where I showed Mushy the batsman was unequivocally one of the best in the world for a span of four-five years, between 2011-2016 I believe. He averaged close to 50 in ODI's and went toe to toe with Kohli as recently as few years back. Then Kohli decided to lift off leaving everyone else on planet earth in the dust. In 2014 our team was horrible, we lost almost every game. Many a time Mushy single handedly kept us in the game.

zman
September 5, 2018, 08:24 PM
It was 3 yrs and his avg was 45+. Here's the post-
http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showpost.php?p=1967439&postcount=2117

patriot
September 5, 2018, 11:36 PM
A good interview. Mushi is synonymous with consistency and durability.

His dedication and the way he constantly tries to improve himself – he made himself the Best Bangladeshi middle order bat. A year back Rahim was a door knob in T20s. He has worked on that part of his game too.

Zeeshan
September 6, 2018, 12:17 AM
The day that complacent and unprofessional piece of turd retires, I'll walk into a bar and get the whole tab.

What crime of humanity has psychiatry doneth to you?

godzilla
September 6, 2018, 04:49 AM
The day that complacent and unprofessional piece of turd retires, I'll walk into a bar and get the whole tab.

Am actually very curious to know, what is it about him that you do not like on a personal level? Hell Shakib is a bigger douchebag both on and off field. Very unprofessional with his on field/off field attitude alot of times. Compared to him, this guy is a saint and he performs with his bat. Let's not even mention others like Sabbir and co.

Zeeshan
September 6, 2018, 05:21 AM
Tick-tock Roey. Are you listening? This is Admiral Hessian of the so-called infamous Hessian War from the 55th Navy of Royal Artillery Brigade, Her Majesty. You have exactly three hours to explain yourself and make your point or retract your comment, revoke your badge and surrender. You have been covered from an elevated ground. Make - I repeat- make no attempt to waffle. It will be dealt with Level III highly classified ZERO TOLERANCE form of Aunt Jemima no-nonsense approach to bullshittery.

Your time starts now.

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adamnsu
September 6, 2018, 10:44 AM
Mushfiqur is like any of our other players, who has regular peaks and trough. He is just more immature and emotional than others.

I think the more he matures mentality the better his batting will become.

ToBeFair
September 6, 2018, 12:21 PM
Am actually very curious to know, what is it about him that you do not like on a personal level? Hell Shakib is a bigger douchebag both on and off field. Very unprofessional with his on field/off field attitude alot of times. Compared to him, this guy is a saint and he performs with his bat. Let's not even mention others like Sabbir and co.

Roey tried to get Mushy out but always failed miserably as a bowler. Mushy hit him out of the park with six sixes in an over and followed it up with NAGIN dance on his face.

Roey now accepted the fact he cannot beat Mushy, but does not blurt it out. Since he cannot beat Mushy, his only option is to hate Mushy and feel good about himself until Mushy retires.

aklemalp
September 6, 2018, 12:22 PM
okay then.

Shotsfired

simon
September 6, 2018, 01:12 PM
It's pure Joey to watch Mushy bat.
Keep it up

Tigers_eye
September 6, 2018, 01:49 PM
Agreed. I recall writing a post few years back where I showed Mushy the batsman was unequivocally one of the best in the world for a span of four-five years, between 2011-2016 I believe. He averaged close to 50 in ODI's and went toe to toe with Kohli as recently as few years back. Then Kohli decided to lift off leaving everyone else on planet earth in the dust. In 2014 our team was horrible, we lost almost every game. Many a time Mushy single handedly kept us in the game.How many levels of misinformation can become a LOVE AFFAIR?

11-16 (I am not going call names) his average was below 40. 39.67 to be exact. Feel free to recheck. That is not Kohli like. Virat had 54.87. Toe to toe??? He is 40th in the WORLD sorted by AVERAGE who played more than 10 games.

He is even below Soumya Sarkar's average of 40.22. SR rate of 84 is not even close to Sarkar's 99. That is Strictly in ODIs.
+++
Same time frame: (Test and T20)
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</td> <td class="xl63" style="border-top:none;border-left:none"> Avg</td> <td class="xl63" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">100's</td> <td class="xl63" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">50's</td> <td class="xl63" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">BD Rank</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Inns</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Runs</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Avg</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">100's</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">50's</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">BD Rank</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl69" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">Musfiq</td> <td class="xl63" style="border-top:none;border-left:none" align="right">47</td> <td class="xl63" style="border-top:none;border-left:none" align="right">1610</td><td class="xl64" style="border-top:none;border-left:none" align="right"> 36.59</td> <td class="xl63" style="border-top:none;border-left:none" align="right">2</td> <td class="xl63" style="border-top:none;border-left:none" align="right">9</td> <td class="xl63" style="border-top:none;border-left:none" align="right">3</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none" align="right">36</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none" align="right">618
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If you shorten the time frame to 14-16 it would be the same story or worse. In T20, for example, Mushfiq averaged 16+. Sabbir, Tamim, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Anamul have scored more and have much better average. He comes 6th. Not the #1 batsman most of here tries to proclaim.

He rode free for a long time where he should have been dropped.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=3;filter=advanced;spanmax1=31+DEC +2016;spanmin1=1+jan+2014;spanval1=span;team=25;te mplate=results;type=batting

zman
September 6, 2018, 02:44 PM
^In that post I was trying to recall the numbers from memory. In the subsequent post I produced reference to the actual facts which you conveniently ignored. I don't follow Tests/T20's as much as I used to. That's why I was referencing ODI's only and using ODI stats, although technically speaking I could've been a bit more explicit. The statsguru link you provided shows Mushy's ODI avg bet 2014-16 was close to 47, which itself isn't all that far from Kohli's avg.

Also did you even read iDumb's post that I agreed with?
It doesn't have to be end of his career. He already justified all the opportunities given to him. He got lucky initially that we persisted with him(unlucky that we threw him in lions den at teen age) compared to many that got discarded but he is definitely one of the icon of our cricket.

thank you for your service Mushfique. keep going. But talk less. lol
I'll chalk it up to a rare "much ado about nothing post" from you

Zeeshan
September 6, 2018, 02:59 PM
iDumb makes it sound like he has Level 9 Delta clearance with that 'thank you for your service comment'. lol

aklemalp
September 6, 2018, 03:04 PM
Averages doesn't define a player (unless his name is Bradman).

Funny story about Bradman. When he was captain so many years ago.

On a minefied of a pitch, his team was set a fairly substantial total to chase, and he freaking reversed the batting order. I think he came in at #7 or #9 and flayed the opposition. They won (I think)

aklemalp
September 6, 2018, 03:13 PM
Oh wait it was the third innings...he made 270 batting at #7, reversing the batting order:


http://www.howstat.com/cricket/Statistics/Matches/MatchScorecard.asp?MatchCode=0257

Roey Haque
September 6, 2018, 03:21 PM
Roey now accepted the fact he cannot beat Mushy, but does not blurt it out. Since he cannot beat Mushy, his only option is to hate Mushy and feel good about himself until Mushy retires.

You do know I am censored from expressing myself? Right?

Zeeshan
September 6, 2018, 03:24 PM
Permission granted corporal. *leans forward,deepens voice crescendo pitchin' up* NOW EXACTLY WHAT KINDA MINDF******Y DID MUSHY DID TO YOU AS CHILDHOOD?

Roey Haque
September 6, 2018, 03:27 PM
Am actually very curious to know, what is it about him that you do not like on a personal level? Hell Shakib is a bigger douchebag both on and off field. Very unprofessional with his on field/off field attitude alot of times. Compared to him, this guy is a saint and he performs with his bat. Let's not even mention others like Sabbir and co.

Let's not play this game again. No matter how many times I explain, you guys forget and keep wanting to hear it again. If you are genuinely interested, go dig up my old posts. Or listen to the podcasts. Very first episode, I get into it briefly, and the last episode with Al Furquan, I do the same.

aklemalp
September 6, 2018, 03:30 PM
You sound like a college professor now Roey :lol:

Zeeshan
September 6, 2018, 03:33 PM
You sound like a college professor now Roey :lol:

LOL!!!

"He took my fingers off with bolt cutters, my toes with tin snips, my balls with a hack saw, and my thing with a box cutter, how's that for therapy, Counselor?" says slowly raisin up from the sofa like a dead man gaining life.

Zeeshan
September 6, 2018, 04:00 PM
Here ya go folks. Apologies for the delay.... as I had to look into each of his enlightening posts diggin' deep.

http://banglacricket.com/alochona/search.php?searchid=826540

Zeeshan
September 6, 2018, 04:02 PM
It contains such gem as

Hahaha,that was hilarious. Mush didn't even let Robiul speak while translating! That was not cool.

and golden oldies as:

Mush: "When you are bowled out for 134,it's very difficult to come back"

So why the hell was your team bowled out for 134 in the first place you little punk?

as we well as instant classics as:

Nah. Mushy telling Gazi not to appeal too much.


He was speaking english son. You think Mush speaks to Gazi in english? Exactly.

and

Mush is talking too much sheeeeeet. The guy needs his own album. All electro beats with his voice samples from behind the stumps.

I'm sure it gives the batsmen a lot of motivation when you keep....

Well to be fair, I DO think the vocalist has a point with the last one! Tune in next time for more garbage in KMushyDissin104.1 with your host DJ Roey (no, really, he really is...I sh-- you not) brought you by Alka-Seltzer. Alka-Seltzer: When you have so much bile in your heart, get ready for some cleansing. Now available at your local 7/11.

aklemalp
September 6, 2018, 04:15 PM
With that research and presentation, Zeeshan, you get an A+

adamnsu
September 6, 2018, 04:27 PM
At least it seems Mushfiqur has some aspirations in cricket.

The likes of Shabbir and Nasir’s career is how much moo shoo they could get and how many ads they did.

godzilla
September 6, 2018, 05:47 PM
Let's not play this game again. No matter how many times I explain, you guys forget and keep wanting to hear it again. If you are genuinely interested, go dig up my old posts. Or listen to the podcasts. Very first episode, I get into it briefly, and the last episode with Al Furquan, I do the same.

Pass on the links ...

Zeeshan
September 6, 2018, 06:42 PM
I also find it prurient if not in utter poor taste that you had to sue Shamim for his phrasage of 'daal bhaat for Mushfiqur' comment.

Roey Haque
September 6, 2018, 07:20 PM
Pass on the links ...

Will take too much time. I tried doing a search, not getting the posts that I remembered. Thinking of doing a video to lay out my case. The whole meat and potatoes.

Also, you can come on the pod and debate me on the negative cultural influences Rahim has had on the team.

Please let me know.

Roey Haque
September 6, 2018, 07:23 PM
It contains such gem as

Quote:
Hahaha,that was hilarious. Mush didn't even let Robiul speak while translating! That was not cool.
and golden oldies as:

Quote:
Mush: "When you are bowled out for 134,it's very difficult to come back"

So why the hell was your team bowled out for 134 in the first place you little punk?
as we well as instant classics as:

Quote:
Nah. Mushy telling Gazi not to appeal too much.


He was speaking english son. You think Mush speaks to Gazi in english? Exactly.
and

Quote:
Mush is talking too much sheeeeeet. The guy needs his own album. All electro beats with his voice samples from behind the stumps.

I'm sure it gives the batsmen a lot of motivation when you keep...
.

Well to be fair, I DO think the vocalist has a point with the last one! Tune in next time for more garbage in KMushyDissin104.1 with your host DJ Roey (no, really, he really is...I sh-- you not) brought you by Alka-Seltzer. Alka-Seltzer: When you have so much bile in your heart, get ready for some cleansing. Now available at your local 7/11.[/I]

Thanks Z. Apart from the last post which was only for humor, the other 3 are mini-examples of the bad influence Rahim has had. And all these were from one game I believe? So just imagine how much damage that punk did to The Tigers over the course of many games.

Zeeshan
September 7, 2018, 08:20 AM
Thanks Z. Apart from the last post which was only for humor, the other 3 are mini-examples of the bad influence Rahim has had. And all these were from one game I believe?

Well you can certainly waive your right to the lawyer but how exactly do these so called 'mini examples' justify the fact he had bad influence Rahim has had? Do keep the de dictos and your de res separate, Counsel.

So just imagine how much damage that punk did to The Tigers over the course of many games.


You mean "to The Tigers"..right?

Zeeshan
September 7, 2018, 08:25 AM
With that research and presentation, Zeeshan, you get an A+

And here I was wondering when...

RealSports
September 7, 2018, 08:36 AM
Mushfiqur Rahim – not been doing enough with the bat. A player such as him should be scoring 100s on a regular bases, but he hasn't done that at all. It's not that he can't, it's just that he's been batting all over the place, and he's also been keeping most throughout his career. If he really wants to justify, he should give-up the gloves, and focus solely as a batsman, and bat at the top order, especially at test level.

Jadukor
September 17, 2018, 06:37 AM
The best and the most valuable batsman in ODI format in our side. Scores at a great strike rate, knows when to attack and defend, very good against both spin and pace.

adamnsu
September 17, 2018, 08:41 AM
Commies always have to remind us how small he is despite is Big achievements :D

TBH it takes alot of skill to hit some of those sixes. If he could only work hard on his concentration and focus unlike having other things on mind like scoring milestones and silly dance moves

al Furqaan
September 17, 2018, 08:33 PM
The best abd the most valuable batsman in ODI format in our side. Scores at a great strike rate, knows when to attack and defend, very good against both spin and pace.

Add "pleasing to the eye" and "adept at all strokes all around the ground" to the list.

He's what I had hoped Ashraful would be some day.