Bangladesh took another series to their name in a most convincing fashion, without the hassles of last over finishes, or the last wicket chases. No, it was pure perfect dominance to a side which has sent its whole army, just after 365 days, when they sent some Ranji Trophy heroes to dominate over the minnow side. Talking apart from the defensive stroke on free-hit or the lack-luster bowling from the bowlers, who apart from taking a wicket, were much more focused to complete their bowling quota. We talk about the walk of tigers today. India didn’t do bad, but they were over-done by Bangladesh in all forms of cricket. Be it forming partnerships when required, or getting a breakthrough or a two by bringing your bowler in-form, they just over-turned India in their own table.
It was, as if the domino started falling right after the first wicket in the first ODI. It did hamper India’s ego, perhaps big time, and with such intensity that they couldn’t recover back from it. The tigers pounced just rightly on their prey, who not only cherished their 10th consecutive win, but gave their team a solid entry into the prestigious Champions League Trophy.
Bangladesh needs to sleep with peace in mind today, with their young 19 year old cub, Mustafizur Rehman, performing to his fullest. He became the first bowler to get 11 wickets in his first 2 matches.
That was a beautiful walk, a walk of pride, a walk of delicacy and revenge taken. A walk which was towards a new future, a stronger future and a bright one at that. Its beautiful to see the team progressing, it was not India’s fault, but Bangladesh’s perseverance that took them to this podium and ultimately a bigger one to them.
It was not Dhoni‘s fault, it is never a single man’s fault in a game like cricket. There is a reason why its called a team sport.
But this was all about cricket, let us talk something a little off-topic. Somewhere, these tigers were let down. They were forced to stop their celebrations, or maybe took the joyous moment out of the picture. They were let down by their own Foresters. Sudhir Gautam, was allegedly beaten by Bangladesh fans. Now, wait for a moment and try to recapitulate it. Why, there is only one question to it. Perhaps, too hungry to fit their diet? Whatever it is, it will never come to terms. Be it about the sport game, or off-field incidents with individuals. (Do read: I am ready to be killed.)
Bangladesh, we are proud of you. But make sure when you fly the kite high above in air, you don’t put weight on it.