However, Razzaq got one thing right. Bangladesh is the only country where there is so much discussion about who should be in the team, who should play in the playing eleven, who should bat at which position, who should bowl with the new ball. BCB, the regulatory body of Bangladesh cricket, is also not untouched by this trend. All a journalist has to do is mention what they have heard from a source, top board members, besides giving information like what the XI will be, batting order, bowling changes, etc. which journalists from other countries would not be able to detect. Will find. In a thousand years.
The following statement from Razzaq applies to all, “Only in Bangladesh everyone thinks who should open, who should bat at No. 7, No. 8, No. 10. I have not seen this happening anywhere else in the world. Wherever the team needs someone to play, the team will use him in that position. There is nothing to discuss from outside. Due to this, players also come under pressure.”
So, let’s all shut up. Because, apparently, silence will take all the pressure away.
*This report appeared in the print and online editions of Prothom Alo and has been rewritten for the English edition by Ashfaq-ul-Alam Niloy.