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Old September 27, 2012, 04:00 AM
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The most candid, truthful interview ever by one of only two world class players Bangladesh has produced to date. He's the only one with a functional cricketing brain, and awareness of the game beyond the DPL Habamoni-Mohamodon context.

{RANT] Most of our cricketers want all the money and fame they see on TV but without the sacrifice and hard work, driven by passion rather than necessity, to achieve those. They are lazy beyond belief and the alleged quality of domestic cricket actually maintains and enhances those disgusting habits.

BCB, other than the rare exceptions you can count with the fingers in one, veteran Yakuza lieutenant's hand, is packed with ignorant, talkative and egomaniacal idiots who don't get cricket at this level despite their involvement with the sport for decades. Rationalization, love of sycophancy, ethical relativism, sectarianism, dirty party and club politics, blamegaming, decontextualized statistical spin doctoring, and plain old stupidity from folks who believe they're smart, won't change the culture either.

In fact, most don't even know what smart means. They think it has something to do with looking sharp and sophisticated. I've met BCB dudes with extensive playing and organizational experiences in Dhaka who believe the words "bowl" and "ball" mean the same thing. Needless to say, they're not aware of what the latter infers. They also do "wide" and "white", "firm" and "farm", "lose" and "loose" and "decent" and "descend".

It's nothing short of a miracle that we've come this far on "natural progression" and "organic growth" alone. No other sane test playing nation has or ever will select the type and sheer number of players of players they do and their fanboys defend until kingdom come. Other boards have issues, but they would never select so many of the toothless, sightless and lazy guys as we have since day one.{/RANT]
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)
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