Bangladesh have played against Zimbabwe in 1st Test in Sylhet today. We want to become a big team, we want to win the Test on foreign soil. But Zimbabwe have a plan to play a pacer against a team like this. But are we afraid to go out of our boundaries? Fast bowling-legend Courtney Walsh is the bowling coach, the team does not dare to get into the Test with two seamers, is not it shameful?
MCC came to Bangladesh last year in 2000. Merbibon Cricket Club, a unique contributor to Bangladesh cricket, got the taste of a unique experience by themselves. The main players of Bangladesh went to the strike to get the demand. In a situation like this, a team was formed against MCC in the Bangabandhu National Stadium. The group had drawn a three-day match against MCC with the name of Dhaka Metropolitan, which was drawn by the team.
Why is a question about a 19-year-old memory of a tantani? The answer will be soon soon. He was one of the fast bowlers in the team, who was a pace bowler. Ashfaq Ali, though local cricket knew him as Rahad. Rahad did well with 4 wickets in the first innings Captain Mahfuzur Rahman took responsibility for the new ball with him in the team. That’s because it will have to bowl on the other side of the new ball. He did not have the speed or ability to take the red ball in hand. Outside the off-stump, you have been able to say that ‘you are here, I am here’ with a batsman in a safe corridor.
Ariful Haque did not do it. His ball speed is also better than Mahfuzur. He did well to adhere to the line-length without paying attention to the ball safely. Nevertheless, Mahfuzur is considered to be lucky than Arifulla. The reason was that it was a good luck to catch a new ball, but Mahfuzur 9 overs in the first innings But Arif was not able to get the new ball in the first ball of the match, despite being the second pace bowler on the Test side. In his 91 overs, his fate was only 4 overs.