"How shit you must be if I got you out twice!"
-Paul Harris to Andrew Symonds, Perth 2008

Sunday, August 30, 2009

To my Bdeshi boys

Dear Bangladeshi Cricketers,

I am very upset at the news that Shakib is now the 5th bowler this season to have been injured. With Mortaza, Rubel, Nazmul and Razzak all out/recovering (but still playing!) and the Zimbabweans coming to our land for revenge...this is not good. I have been waiting for the day when I could watch all my awesome yet grievously under-rated boys in the same team, ripping the opposition apart. It seems that day will never come and that makes me very, very sad.

Shakib bowled a dangerous amount of overs and batted for long hours in both the recent Tests and ODI's. He is a wicket-taker and an amazing batsman...but there is no need to cut his career short! It happened to Mortaza, it happened to Rubel and now it's happening to Shakib. Our team is growing as an unit and most (stress on most) current players are of the same level. Yes, Shakib and Mortaza are above you...which is why they have extra responsibilities of being Captain and Vice-Captain. That is enough to keep them busy! Support our leaders so they can play for many years to come and take our team to the heights that they deserve to be in! You lot win games because you are freaking talented. BELIEVE!

Also, stop going to Australia for treatment. Ricky Ponting has instructed them to do further damage to your bodies so that his sorry excuse for a team can win against you at the Twenty20 World Cup next year.

Special shout out to Siddons: hit Ashfarul whenever possible. If he doesn't fulfill his destiny as one of the top-ranked batsman in the world, you can lock him up with Brett Lee. Listening to Lee sing for eternity...that will be his punishment.


Stani Army said...

Finally, a Bangladesh post. Tell us more Purn, bring the tigers to us! (growl)

The day Bangladesh play as a team, they'll be dangerous. Even I might watch 'em then.

Hows the talent recruitment/infrastructure in Bangladesh? They need to find at least 7-8 top players. You cant keep relying on one or two like England do cos you'll achieve nothing and they'll end up like Flintoff and Pietersen.

Siddons must be one patient son of a gun!...or you're paying him well...or he likes paan (sorry, must mention paan)

Purna said...

Don't growl. Only we have the privilege of growling.

'Even I might watch them then'. Who are you kidding? You can't wait to watch us thrash Pak like we did in a umm...certain World Cup was it?

When I lived there, it was bad. But it's been picking up lately. The recruiting process has no problems, it's the development of the skills and technical growth that has the problems. Also mental strength...we have zero focus on mental strength.
Don't compare my Shakib and Mortaza to the glory-hunter and the reject! Bangladesh has MORE promising players than UK combined.

Siddons is awesome. Credit to the BCB for not sacking him yet as well! Those idiots damaged our team by getting rid of coaches left and right. They only want results...they don't understand that it's a process.

Stani Army said...

...and dogs, they growl. Just saying.

Thrash us...yep, I cant remember when either. You did beat those guys from the West Indies. Just a shame the West Indian team didnt play you though.

"When I lived there, it was bad. But it's been picking up lately"
Hmmm, yes, you tend to have that kind of effect on things when you disappear. Strange no?

"zero focus on mental strength", we may have just cracked it Purny. You need mental strength to focus....on mental strength! It's a vicious circle.

Yes Purn, we have buffoons in the PCB too. Maybe the BCB went to the same school?

Bangladesh dont have more promising players than the UK. You forget all the Stanis that live here, e.g. me.

Purna said...

It was the greatest day of our lives Stani (along with the days we beat India, Australia and South Africa). I remember very well. 1999 World Cup. It's the day we were born as giant killers.

Yes, my absence leads them to depression. So they plunge into being productive, to keep themselves distracted.

Are you kidding me? Are you trying to tell me you can play cricket?

Stani Army said...

"Are you kidding me? Are you trying to tell me you can play cricket?"


I will say no more.

Purna said...

How? You'll play for England? It doesn't count. Bopara and Cooke plays for that team.

Stani Army said...

My lips are sealed.

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