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Old March 19, 2011, 08:33 AM
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Default The shame is too much to bear

Why, why, why are we such an awful team? The whole lot are useless and fill me with nothing but shame. Tamim has to be the most overrated player I have ever come across. It is one thing to lose, but it is another to lose with no dignity. Twice in this world cup we have scored below 80 setting records for all the wrong reasons.

What makes my blood boil is the attitude of the players. Shakib after the WI games said "when we play badly the fans are not happy with us" (or words to that effect) whilst smiling. Even today they were smiling as they walked off the pitch. They were raised with no assemblance of pride and are an undignified and disgraceful lot. The SA players took pity on the BD team and shook ther hands after the game. If I were a SA player, I would not let a BD player lick the sole of my shoes let alone shake my hand.

People say that we didn't play that badly by winning three games. If you look at it we beat the teams we were expecting to beat (Ire and Neth) and just about (I personally think it was luck) beat England. I mean, in the last world cup in 2007 we managed to beat India and SA doing much better than this time so how can anyone take any positives from this!

We are a disgrace as a team, the laughing stock of world cricket and are the butt of ALL jokes from ALL other test playing nations (and a few associate teams as well). We do not deserve test status, Ireland do. They may lose as much as us, but at least the play with digity and lose on their feet, unlike BD who like nothing better than to lay on their backs and get kicked repeatedly.

Today, if they had lost by 50 runs or even managed to score 200, I would have been a sad BD fan but not a disgraced one, but they couldn't even score 80. I am ashamed of the BD team and I am tired, year after year, of being ashamed.

In 2007 (I was 20) and had hoped and dreamed I would see BD win a world cup before I turned 30. Now, at the age of 23, I fully expect they will not even get to a semi-final before I die. The shame is too much to bear.
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Old March 19, 2011, 08:42 AM
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Chill mate...within a month....u will be back sing songs of praises for this very same team
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Old March 19, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Seem to be a horrible trend of getting folded for under 100 in pressure situation. I was hoping with these lot of talented players we have improved but this is Bangladesh of the old.
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Old March 19, 2011, 08:47 AM
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mu1987 - that is a bit of too much self-flagellation for me to watch. We did "porely" - but in a relative sense, our expectations were rightly high and we did not meet them.
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Old March 19, 2011, 08:59 AM
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such a massive such for bd cricket the team got bowld out twice for less 100! All the good, hard work against nz before w.cup has gone down the drain. some outsiders, even people that support bd would be thinking, did this team realy beat nz 4-0? and how on-earth did they do that? Judging by the performance in this world cup they were shocking and were apalling with the bat especialy.

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Old March 19, 2011, 09:04 AM
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We just not only lost the match…we lost our believe…lost pride….humiliate 160 million people not only once…twice…Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me…I feel shamed.
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Old March 19, 2011, 09:06 AM
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first of all calleng these players Tigers is an insult to our pride "Royal Bengal Tigers",secondly comparing these losers to Freedom Fighters is a crime.
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Old March 19, 2011, 09:06 AM
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I'm also worried about the future. The next two world cups will be held in Australia/New Zealand and England, and it will be very difficult for us to compete in those conditions. Therefore I think we should stop preparing these slow low pitches with 3/4 left arm spinners in the side. Otherwise we are doomed in the long run.
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Old March 19, 2011, 09:23 AM
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For gods sake we need to stop bringing in a spinner every few months

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Old March 19, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Feeling same here, very depressing. Whats worse is we are one of the hosts

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Old March 19, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Bottomline is, we all have lost clue of where we stand ryt now and what we should do.

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Old March 19, 2011, 09:43 AM
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we suck as a batting side.
Don't tell me we are a young team cause we are not. we have been playing test cricket for last 10+ yrs.
we should refrain from playing any test and only concentrate on ODIs starting with the associate teams.
Our batting has no backbone and we won't be able to stand straight without a spinal cord.
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Old March 19, 2011, 09:45 AM
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We're back at square one ... Typical isn't it? We were at square two, but now we're back-- Flight of the Concords.

I am disappointed, should have qualified to the next round but we won half of our matches. Matches against Ireland & England were nerve shattering experience. A lot of good memories. Some horrific too
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Old March 19, 2011, 09:49 AM
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don't think we need to worry abt our bowling much,we desperately need to find better btsmen.
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Old March 19, 2011, 09:56 AM
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We don't deserve to play QF. It is proven, it is the fact! Reality bites, but then its time to look our real face at the mirror. WI not winning against England was a blessing in disguise for our cricket. Now its time for us to go back to drawing room and sort the basic problems out. Period!

One other thing is to add that our cricketing future is shambled as long as Loitta and his sycophants run BCB.
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Old March 19, 2011, 09:56 AM
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Apologies to the thread opener, for the shame that Bangladesh cricket team has given you. Hopefully you will be delighted to know how the rest of the country and the 'system' makes us jubilant every other day.

As Zunaid bhai said, the expectations were high and rightly so. I think the players weren't mentally strong enough to take the load of the expectations. The shoulders of Shafiul, Shakib, Tamim aren't strong enough to support 160 million yet. But this is a good team, and once the bandwagon riders get off, we will see some amazing days. Australia visits us in April, hopefully that will be the start of an amazing journey.
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:03 AM
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Relax dude!! Your expectations were tad unrealistic. Bangladesh needs few years. Right now they have some talent but long way to go
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:14 AM
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Quote:
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comparing these losers to Freedom Fighters is a crime.
Did someone really do it?
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:17 AM
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"If I were a SA player, I would not let a BD player lick the sole of my shoes let alone shake my hand."

That's a bit much. That kind of arrogant and proud attitude, which is so prevalent in our society, is one of the things which brings us the most shame.

It sucks how easily we lost. It also sucks that we're attacking the players so much, when they're hurting the most. They know they have more talent than this and they've disappointed themselves the most.
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:28 AM
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we suck as a batting side.
Don't tell me we are a young team cause we are not. we have been playing test cricket for last 10+ yrs.
Wow, that's some logic.

How many of the current team members have played 5+ years of cricket?
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:33 AM
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I maxed out on my shame quota after the WI match so this barely makes an impact.

Now WI losing to Eng seems like a blessing in disguise. If we still qualified for QF playing this game against SA that would have been more embarrassing tbh. The dailies would have been publishing sentimental pieces, fans piling on even more expectations to reach the SF.... all based on this flawed batting ...!!!

Anyway, thats that... Aus series e ki ase kopale ke jane. But we should definitely play zim/ireland/ned/afg more... till we master the technique of scoring 300 constantly... there is simply no other way....
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:35 AM
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It's our fault for having expectations from them
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:36 AM
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I have one suggestion for anyone who feels the shame is unbearable: Find a way to commit suicide...there are lots of ways...if you need help, Google it. Thank you.
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:41 AM
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As Zunaid bhai said, the expectations were high and rightly so. I think the players weren't mentally strong enough to take the load of the expectations. The shoulders of Shafiul, Shakib, Tamim aren't strong enough to support 160 million yet. But this is a good team, and once the bandwagon riders get off, we will see some amazing days. Australia visits us in April, hopefully that will be the start of an amazing journey.
Finally, some voice of sanity.

Totally agree with this. The issue this team has is that they have no seniors to guide them and take the pressure. Yes, it makes a big difference - see how Younis and Misbah's inclusion has turned Pakistan's fortunes around. Without them, their batting collapsed like a deck of cards every now and then.

When we played Zimbabwe sending in our top young players like Kohli, Raina, Sharma etc - and they lost. Such is the pressure playing without our seniors.

Changes needs to be made, but nothing drastic. The core of the team should remain the same (Tamim, Shakib, Imrul, Shafiul, Rubel) and gain experience. So give it a rest, have faith in your team.
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:59 AM
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I don't believe my comments were arrogant, proud or unfairly attacking to the Bangladesh players. I believe it was fair if not above fair. They are paid to play cricket. They are all professionals and paid a wage to concentrate on playing cricket, unlike some members of other associate teams. On a match day, their job is to take wickets and score runs.

Scoring below 80 twice in a tournament as important as the World Cup is disgraceful. I know that in sport teams will win and teams will lose. That is a fact of life and cricket, however, embarrasing ourselves as a 'Test playing nation' means that all the players are fair game for whatever wrath the understandably dissapointed fans wish to dish out. It doesn't matter if they are hurting, their job is to play cricket. Capitulating below 80 on two occassions is not cricket. They are not doing their job.

Being proud is not a bad thing, being apologetic and tolerant of their incompetence is.

I am sorry for being so negative but I actually despair at the thought of the future. I have supported 'The Tigers' for as long as I can remember. I had high hopes for a competant performance this year, which, I believe is not too much to ask. For them to be competant. They did not need to win every game or even most games, but I did need them to play with dignity and give most teams a run for their money and not to implode spectacularly, on several occasions.

Bangladesh is a country which has more than its fair share of problems. It falls on our sportsmen to give us hope, that amongst everything else that some things can work. England, Ireland, Aus, SA, NZ - cricket is not their main sport, rugby or football is... for Bangladesh this is all we do, from the age that we can hold a bat, or run up to a set of improvised stumps, on the streets of every city and the fields of every village, you will find kids, like we once were, who spend their evenings and weekends playing the game we all love. This does not happen in most other test playing nations bar the ones on the sub-continent.

I just don't understand why it is taking so long for us to become 'competant', and I am clueless as to where we will go from this disastrous series of events. I am tired of hearing the next series will be the one, the next world cup will be the one. Bangladesh were not expected to win this World Cup or even go very far, they were expected to perform admirably, in victory and in loss.

There is a difference between hope and expectation. If a team does not fulfill your hopes, you will still love them. If a team does not do what is expected, you will begin to resent them.

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