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Believe in the Shakibbing

by Gaurav Sethi

Bored Member Q is a believer. He believed in a man from a minnow nation.

After yesterday, even Shakib’s parents believe in him. Before that they wanted him to be a doctor, engineer or cross over to India. Even act in a crossover film. Anything but cricket Shakibu, they would say.

Now they watch him play. As will you.

That is if they telecast Bangladesh matches where you live.

Maybe you travel past the Urals and the Hindukush for a glimpse of Shakib.

At Bored Cricket Crazy Indians the banter on Shakib started long before his Mamas and the Papas played to his tune.

Be a believer. Donate some time for a player from a minnow nation.

Watch cricket grow. Watch yourself glow.


Q said...

I believe!

Gaurav Sethi said...

I'm a believer!

Q, Was it on ten sports, did you watch? Followed it on cricinfo+SP's sms updates.

Funny game, 11/3 with two runouts. If Bangla gets Sanath early, they're on. Helps if more than Shakib bats.

Q said...

Watched it online off Sopcast.. followed Shakib on Cricinfo till his 50 and then caught a link online..

Shakib can get the Banglas places..

Anonymous said...

A mini-legend in the making.

sraghuna said...

The Monkees sang about Shucks & the one line that stcks is as follows,
'...Seems the more I gave the less I got.
What's the use in tryin'?
All you get is pain.
When I needed sunshine I got rain.

Then I saw his face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave him if I tried.'

This is purely platonic though!

Gaurav Sethi said...

Q, be great. before that tho, if he can get Ashraful gng places. That 100 apart, he's really lost the plot, and the other kids (tamim etc) not dng much after the wc, have they?

Shakib for skipper, think they'll do that?

Gaurav Sethi said...

scorpi, max legend for bangla crick.

Gaurav Sethi said...

right on sraghuna

Q said...

NC though i've read elsewhere that Ahsraful needs to go, Im not sure if that shud be the case. He's still young and can learn more abt captaincy.. however, if that is the case then Shakib is not the answer - he's the only one taking wickets and scoring runs.. adding the pressure of captaincy may not be the wisest move... let him play and let Ashraful stay in charge.. thats my call for now..

As for Tamim.. he has played some good knocks since the WC but not with consistency..

The biggest advantage of this bangla team is that the average age i think is in the low 20s.. keep this group going and they're bound to improve collectively..

Gaurav Sethi said...

Q, sounds good.

But Ashraful's form is scary. Wonder whether he even wants to captain. Just gng by any of his better innings, you know this kid is high on skills, and quicksilver up there, and very demanding of his team. Like a young sachin saddled with captaincy.

Yeah all babes. Till last year they were 17 yr olds. It's a crazy team alright. Wish they'd won more tests, like that Inzi last wicket chase, and v SAF, and even India.

Q said...

They've come close NC, many times.. with experience they should be able to close. Give them time - took the lankans a decade and a half or so didnt it?