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Old March 11, 2011, 01:15 PM
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Default Well done Tigers ! Shame on those fans ....

Very well done Tigers. It was so great to come back from that fluke defeat to the Windies, to post a very well fought out - and therefore very convincing - victory over England. As a Sri Lankan, I admired the true grit of the Tigers, especially the 9th wicket pair who played so intelligently and courageously.

No cricketer likes to go out there, do badly and lose, disappointing the fans. What happened against the Windies - not the defeat, but folding up for 58 - was purely an "accident" like Kayes said in the post match interview today. That did not give the right to so called fans to,
  • run down the Bangladeshi cricketers
  • stone their bus
  • stone the bus of the visitors
  • stone the house of the Bangladeshi captain
  • insult the Bangladeshi cricketers and the coaching staff
  • write unwarranted and unfounded "smart" comments here

Even tonight I saw so many fans leaving the stadium without staying with the Bangladeshi team when they were up against it. Shame on them ! Those fans - a vary large number - did not have the guts to see it. The same kind of people think they have the right to get violent and insulting against the Tigers and their support staff when they lose !

Come on fans, get real ! Stand by your team at all times ! Nothing gives you the right to stone them ! Even if they are genuinely bad you have no right to do that.

This team is taken seriously by any opposition now and I for one think that the Tigers are now a top notch team. I will not be surprised to see them in the semi finals this time.

Go Tigers !
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:19 PM
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Well said bro! But you don't have to go far to even look at such fan mentality. Just look at this bulletin board here. Even before the match ended threads were opened to fire the national coach. With fans like these who needs to worry about the opponents!

Thanks for your encouragement to the BD team.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:21 PM
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it was sad to see them leaving,now they will be regretting it big time.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:22 PM
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It is sadder the witch hunt going on in this very forum. We could not hold off for even a day. True fans?
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:23 PM
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Well said bro!
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Shame on those fans indeed. I wont call them fans anyway. Its an insult to fans.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:25 PM
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Rise and rise again, until tigers beat lions.

Dejavu of '92 anyone?
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:25 PM
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Well said bro! But you don't have to go far to even look at such fan mentality. Just look at this bulletin board here. Even before the match ended threads were opened to fire the national coach. With fans like these who needs to worry about the opponents!

Thanks for your encouragement to the BD team.
I completely agree with you, Bro.

Right now I am so happy for Bangladesh.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:28 PM
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We are glad to have you Abherath.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:30 PM
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Rise and rise again, until tigers beat lions.

Dejavu of '92 anyone?
Why only until the Tigers beat the Lions ? You are just going overboard, bro.

One day the Tigers will beat the Lions and the other day vice versa.

The trick is to be a consistently good team and I think the Tigers are almost there.

This is not about beating the Lions.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:31 PM
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I would love to make a list of them.......Now I can proudly say I stayed beside them during the darkest hour, I believed them and new really enjoying the win..this win should be dedicated to the true fans.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:33 PM
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I would love to make a list of them.......Now I can proudly say I stayed beside them during the darkest hour, I believed them and new really enjoying the win..this win should be dedicated to the true fans.
Yes, well done bro. You are a true Tiger !
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:34 PM
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Srilanka, Australia and Bangladesh are my 3 favorites in the tournament. It was sad to see Lankans lose to Pakistan although they put a brave fight in lower order. Good to see them come back with Zim the other day. I hope Malinga gets back in form soon. Its a treat to watch him bowl those toe crushers! This is probably the most unpredictable World cup with so many ups and downs even involving lower ranked teams.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:36 PM
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We are glad to have you Abherath.
Thank you so much for these kind words.

I made this thread for the Tigers who did your country and South Asia proud.

Hats of to England too for making this World Cup and Group B so interesting. I am waiting to see what they do next !
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:37 PM
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You are welcome. I am the biggest WI fan now against England in a few days. See, these type of wins often galvanize a team.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:37 PM
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Let's not start another debate here, can't we just wait one day and just celebrate the day instead of all this needless argument.s I call a close to this thread for creating unnecessary problems.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:38 PM
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It is sadder the witch hunt going on in this very forum. We could not hold off for even a day. True fans?
Of course, the reasonable criticizers are fan too. Though violent of any sort should be condemned. Some problems are still in the BD team, it didn't go away just because we won. We must rectify our mistake.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:38 PM
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Which world you leave in? fans will be fans about support and showing frustration. But this should give them no right to harm others with verbal, or physical abuse or go attack on houses, shops, vehicles.

Fans always boos with poor performance, have you seen basketball games???
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:39 PM
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I left the stadium many times when tigers were bound to be loosing. I believe those who left were not traitor or has done anything to be ashamed about. They did not show their back at the team. They just cant handle the team loosing so badly (which did not happen today).
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:44 PM
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Srilanka, Australia and Bangladesh are my 3 favorites in the tournament. It was sad to see Lankans lose to Pakistan although they put a brave fight in lower order. Good to see them come back with Zim the other day. I hope Malinga gets back in form soon. Its a treat to watch him bowl those toe crushers! This is probably the most unpredictable World cup with so many ups and downs even involving lower ranked teams.
Thank you, bro.

Sri Lanka is unfortunate to be in Group B in that the path to the Quarter Finals has been a cake walk and that has not prepared them for the business end of the tournament. The game against Australia was turning out to be a good match as Ponting so rightly said, and sadly for all, the match was washed out. In any case, to Sri Lanka's advantage, they take every team seriously; to them a victory against Kenya is as important as a victory over Australia.

In spite of today's loss, if England qualifies for the QFs, they would be more than prepared; then even tonight's loss would not count.

Bangladesh will definitely be in the semis this time. in fact winning the World Cup itself is not an unrealistic dream for them as I type.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Which world you leave in? fans will be fans about support and showing frustration. But this should give them no right to harm others with verbal, or physical abuse or go attack on houses, shops, vehicles.

Fans always boos with poor performance, have you seen basketball games???
In the same world as you do.

Frustration does not justify boorish behaviour.

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Old March 11, 2011, 01:48 PM
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it was sad to see those unnecessary threads in BC even before finish the match! pathetic.

Thank you for your support abherath
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:51 PM
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it was sad to see those unnecessary threads in BC even before finish the match! pathetic.

Thank you for your support abherath
You are very welcome !
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:59 PM
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Fans are humans, some people are optimistic, have confidence other lack confidence and are pessimists. But they all are fans, they are not following cricket games because they got nothing better to do. Even players get the same feeling too.

Shakib: I hope the people build a new house for me now(laughs). Islam and Mahmudullah work hard with the bat and it paid off. Morgan and Trott played good knocks but we knew that if we get a new batsman in, we had a chance as the wicket was tough to bat on. I never believed we could win until the last boundary. This win is huge for the country. We are very emotional about our cricket. We still have to play 2 good games to qualify. It is still difficult but we will fight till the end.
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