Bangladesh has always been a wonderful soil for the support of cricket. Since my childhood, I have seen all the people around my life were crazy for watching, supporting the cricket. Indian, Pakistani supports were all around. But while the own team started to play something bigger to hope, the supporters of Bangladesh cricket team started to wait eagerly fro bigger successes.
It was 1997, I still remember very clearly as I was a boy of class five, when Bangladesh first got the ‘entry’ to play in the World Cup cricket tournament. That was the gigantic approach to uphold the local cricket enthusiasm. The whole country were under the color of red and green, each and everyone were excited with joys like anything. I tell you again, every soul of this land were in the joys of achieving ‘something’ for their cricket. And it is continuing…. In every match, the supporters keep their keen eyes for the scores, for the performances of the players. Don’t know where on earth almost 100 percent people can have so much craze for cricket starting from local cricket to internationals… from supporting Bangladesh, India to Australia, South Africa… Really, Bangladesh has become the land of cricket ! :)
After then, Many years passed…. There were a lot of expectations around for the cricket. But the the Series win against New Zealand 4-0 was terrific. The series victory is the first bigger achievement for ODI cricket. And while it is just few months before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, it contains a different dimension for the whole cricket team and the supporting nation.
The commentary from the Cricinfo dot com regarding the historic series win against Kiwis was nice and I liked that.
Few more achievements for the Bangladesh cricket in recent days are:
- Bangladesh’s opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is The Wisden Cricketer’s Test Player of the Year for 2010. Cricinfo published a story on his wonderful cricket in this year.
Here is the profile of Tamim Iqbal, the opening batsman of Bangladesh cricket team.
- Shakib Al Hasan is the Man of the series in this tournament against New Zealand. He was selected as the best all rounder of One Day International cricket. Shakib Al Hasan, is playing for worcestershire, played tremendously for them in the county cricket. Here is the link for profile of Shakib Al Hasan in cricinfo dot com. He is number 2 in world ranking of ODI bowlers by ICC.
Such achievements are not so big to many other cricketing nations, but this is something very BIG for us. Traditionally, the Indian subcontinent countries– Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka has a huge support for cricket. And to be more specific, Bangladesh and India has the most from my opinion.
This is just an attempt of me to express my feeling and pleasure on such a moment. :)
Thanks to my readers for reading. Have a nice day!