Mendis was good, others weren’t that good

Shakib Al Hassan tells it like it is.

Young Shakib continues to build his reputation with both his cricketing skills as well as his genius one liners when he a mic is anywhere near him.

This liner was followed by a super-extraordinary innings he played yesterday to bumb off Zimbabwe and book a slot with Sri Lanka in the Finals.

It was Shakib’s confidence and belief in his ability that got him those runs. He has an air of arrogance that shines through in his batting, but instead of it being a detractor it adds more to his persona.

Shakib is the face of the new Bangladesh, daring, brave and youthful. Even the seniors seem to look up to him.

The good thing about batting well for Bangladesh is that almost all the time you are playing opposition better than your self, so there can never be an ‘easy innings’. Murali and then Mendis were dispatched with ease.

Shakib bats with cheek and experimental shots that makes switch hitting look like it comes from a batting manual.

Sri Lanka on the other hand had only them selves to blame. After a disastrous start, Sanath was once again in the mood for runs, the power plays werent called for and SL lost the initiative.

150 in 30 overs was never a hard task but Shakib made it look easy.

A couple more Shakibs and Bangladesh will be real contenders.

The final should be a ripper.


  1. Sachintha said:

    Man… finally we’re seeing a good consistant player from Bangla… hope he continues the good work…
    And as for SL, gee… the batsment should be hung from their balls…

    January 15, 2009
  2. the final should be ripper…

    hmm…DS, does this show the confidence on BD or lack of in SL…?


    January 15, 2009
  3. scorpicity said:

    Grandpa jayasuriya still needs to carry them often on their back… On hasan, looks like a mini-legend is brewing in Bangladesh

    January 16, 2009
  4. damiths said:

    YM> Doubt it, The series v Pak and his renewed ties with India should see to that.

    Sach> I love Sakib, a great find for Pakistan, love his arrogance and the way he plays and what he says at the presentation

    SP> Final was too close for comfort. Ps- shows both I think 🙂

    Scorpi> Sanaths runs help. I prefer to see another opener iso him though.

    BCC!> Im in SL now, so they show it here. Think its on ten not sure

    January 17, 2009

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