Some parting comments of Whatmore on Bangladesh cricket & Bangladesh June 1, 2007Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Dav Whatmore stayed in Bangladesh for about 4 years. As the coach of Bangladesh Cricket Team for a long period he had the opportunity to observe keenly not only the performance of our boys but also the emotions of our nation.
Interestingly, at the time of his departure, some of his comments reflected those observation.
‘Bangladesh can now beat any team of the world in one day cricket.’
‘Bangladesh is making gradual progress in test cricket .’
‘Bangladesh needs more talented and aggressive players in the team for future. Its needs more regular domestic first class cricket set up in the country.’
‘The strength of cricket in the subcontinent lies in the support of the people, which is lacking in many countries.
‘ Bangladesh is a country full of emotions which extends from common people to the high-ups in the Administration. They carry away with wins and feel depressed when defeated. Cricket as well as in any other game you need to control yourself. Bangladesh will do good in cricket if it can control its emotion more sportingly.
‘What impressed him most in Bangladesh?’ He said ‘the ability of the people to be happy among hundreds of problems’. What troubled him most? He said ‘traffic jam and power cut’