After the final game against Ireland of a tumultuous World Cup campaign, BanglaCricket
arranged for a chat session with some of the national players. BanglaCricket
founder Tehsin Ali initiated the process and BCB Media Manager Rabeed Imam made
it happen. We had the pleasure of hosting young and upcoming wicketkeeper Mushfiqur
Rahim and mesmerizing SLA Abdur Razzak who answered many of our fans' questions.
BanglaCricket Administrator moderated the session and typed the questions on
behalf of the fans and Rabeed Imam (BDMM) typed the responses on behalf of the
Hello everyone, welcome to BanglaCricket chat with BD WC players
[18:56] We would
like to welcome Rabeed Imam (BDMM)
[18:57] He is here
with Razzak, Mushfiq will join us soon.
asks Razzak: do you wish you had more experience on bouncy tracks? should BD
have more bouncy pitches?
message to razzak: is lalla your real nick name?
call me by that name
Question to Razzak- who do you see as the most promising SLA after you, from
[19:00] We will
go to next question
[19:01] There are
some others...Enamul Haque (jr.) is obviously one......and there are others
to razzak: how would you rate your own improvement during the past twelve months?
do you think with your variations and changes of pace, you can make an impact
in test cricket?
[19:02] I think so...there
is more variation in my bowling now I feel...and the accuracy is there also
To Razzak & Mushfiq: do you guys train or prepare for a game watching old match
To All Players: thanks to bangladesh team from me for their excellent performance.
and tell them we understand the barbadose pitch where great players also struggle..
we are proud of them
[19:04] we apprecite
it.....thank you for your understanding
To Razzak: First of all, congratulations on your efforts. My question is, where
or what do you think Bangladesh is lacking in terms of consistency at winning
games? Is it experience, mentality, exposure to certain pitches? What do you
think, and what should be done?
[19:07] I think we
are more consistent than before...but we need to play more on quick and bouncy
tracks and we need to improve on playing according to match situations and conditions
for Mushfiq: we noticed that you were often standing way too in front of slips
in Ireland game? Was this intentional or a mistake? Ball was falling short of
slips so many times...
[19:08] This is a
normal thing .....the keeper usually stands ahead of the first slip....and there
was bounce in the wicket
Who invented that celebratory dance you guys do after gettin a wicket?
[19:09] we call it
the Zizou dance
Question to Mushfiq - Do you think you can open batting for the ODI team ?
[19:10] If the team
want I am prepared to bat anywhere
To Mushfiq: Given the big age difference with some
of the senior players, how is your relationship with them OFF THE FIELD?
[19:10] we are one
big happy family
to mushfiq: at various stages, we could hear you making your own field changes
and your voice and encouragement is a constant fixture. would you describe yourself
as a natural leader and someone whod like to be captain in future?
[19:12] It's too
early to make a comment on this....at the moment I just want to play for Bangladesh
and enjoy the cricket
for Mushfiq, do you think our batsmen are learning from their mistakes? How's
Dave Whatmore helping in the process?
[19:13] Just to
let everyone know, we have with Razzak and Mushfiq, please send your questions
are learning all the time..every game is an experience and Dav is helping
To both: 'Have you considered playing club cricket in Australia or New Zealand'
[19:16] We would
obviously fancy playing cricket abroad....we don't get much time to fit in schedules
but let's see what happens
Question to Razzak: Do you have or are you working on a doosra?
has begged his leave...we are with Razzak now
[19:17] I am working
on it with our assistant coach Md. Salahuddin
[19:17] Thanks to
Mushfiq for joining us.
Hi Razzak, U have done really well this WC, And u r a very good bowler in one
day match, u havent ball too much in test cricket, BD will play test amtch aganist
India next month,What is ur plan for that test match?
[19:18] If I am selected
I will try to continue the one-day performance in Tests also
Question to Razzak: You have some potential with the bat, do you plan to work
on your batting and become a useful all rounder?
the players have to attend a meeting...can we have the last three questions
[19:19] I want to
improve my batting to the level where I can be considered an all-rounder
The world cup was a long tour. You were away from your family and home. Did
home sickness affect your game?
[19:20] Not at all....we
are professionals and this is something we thrive on
To Razzaq: Do you think BD going with three SLAs will be a good idea in the
test matches against India? since they are known to play spin well.
[19:22] It is a team
management thing....we don't know what kind of bowling attack will be there
for India but in our conditions our left-arm spinners can bowl well against
to razzak: dav is someone who is noted as a good mentor figure for his players,
but are there ever language issues and is he adept at bangla?
[19:23] We will
ask 1 more question after this one
[19:23] We are used
to interacting with foreign coaching staff so it is never a problem
Did u browse our banglacricket.com before, or this is the 1st time?
speaking...I have browsed banglacricket.com before and I think you fans are
doing a wonderful job of encouraging us and staying with us through the good
times and the bad....
[19:26] We would
like thank Razzak and Mushfiq for joining us today. We would also like to thank
Rabeed Imam for making this chat possible.
is ours. Thank you all very much
and fans hope this is the first of many such chat session.
[19:26] THan kyou Guys
[19:26] Thank you
again and Congratulations for Great WC 2007
[19:26] We are proud
[19:27] The chat
transcript will be made available on the forum.