So this is what success looks like!!

Nayeem Hossain

Nayeem Hossain

Flash Back
I was talking to a friend of mine, who is a big believer in reverse psychology. If he says he doesn’t believe in God, means he’s praying five times. He is so much into this stupidity that now if something good happens to him, he just can’t enjoy the moment. I was tired, from life and his stupidity so one day just couldn’t hold myself back. Being a jerk as I can be lashed with some weird comments and he just stopped responding my IMs. Couple of days later he said, man what can I do, in my family we don’t know what success looks like. That just slapped me from a false pretext I have around me, that confidence comes from within. Well it doesn’t, not 100%. Surrounding has a lot to do with it. I can see it in the Bangladesh Cricket team and with the overall country.

We went to play in the West Indies, with no intention of winning a single game. Trust me, no matter what those boys are saying now, they were just “hoping” not to get humiliated and increase the pressure on them. But it’s turning out to be the dream Caribbean honeymoon that every newly wed dreams off. We are winning everything that’s thrown at us and rewriting history everyday, well we are pretty used to that as a nation though!

Now how is my blabbering about my friend and Bangladesh cricket related, well it’s in the feeling. We just don’t know what success looks like. We have so much negativity in ourselves embedded that even the biggest optimist would make a comment about how the batsmen got out rather then just enjoying the moment. Yes, they are playing with a team who are not even good enough to make a movie about replacements, but at the end of the day, day in day out our boys are going in the field and finishing the expected.

Our cricket is like that cousin of yours, who all of a sudden sounds weird, wants to hang out with you asking about what type of music you listen. The attitude is childish yet confusing to you, should you give him a lollipop or a CD? You just don’t know either to take him as a buddy or a cute baby boy. Your uneasiness annoys you and you just decide to bully him so he doesn’t try to be around you. Same is our team, trust me. We are not the minnows anymore, we “should” be better then the likes of Scotland and Ireland but we are not mature enough to fight against the big guns day in day out. The big boys just don’t know how to approach us, take the guard down and they got knocked out on occasion but feels a 10 round fight is just too much effort against us. So guys like Chappels and Co. makes adverse comments and feels comfortable about their own uneasiness of seeing that kid in their park.

We started unprepared, true. We were thrown in the rink to fight a heavy weight match when we were practicing for feather weight boxing games, and as expected got some KO punches. At first we took the approach of crying that we are not getting enough bruises, when were getting them, we said keep on punching we’ll learn how to block someday. And in the mean time, our national negative DNA cell burst into celebration for another chance of self satisfaction for predicting the obvious failure. And when all of a sudden got some success, we quickly turned our attention to find the other teams failure. Then to prove our prediction right, we started expecting becoming a master Jedi overnight, and when they couldn’t we said the magic words, “I told you so, not good enough”.

I think we have said enough of it, just like everything else our cricket system is a mess but somehow we are still managing to function at some level. What level, that we have to decide and look forward, but the first thing we need to do is stop thinking negatively and face the chin music. Just say it, we are here to be bruised coz I’m only 9, wait till I become 19 and I’ll show you what I’m. If you can’t, big deal! The world will not come to an end, it can’t be worse then what we are right now!!

At least the quite confidence and boldness of the Shakibs’ and Mushfiq’s souting of “finish it in this over” gives me a hope that someone in that country really are learning to stand on their feet and bully at least for once, for success. So today I want to share the joy of our success. Today in just a lame sport, who knows tomorrow in What??

PS: I should stop criticizing Bangladesh team too 😀


3 Responses to “So this is what success looks like!!”

  1. Roy

    😀

    Let’s hope they give us a stable baseline of hoping and expectation 😀

  2. Raza Murad

    BD Cricket Team played very well. They did not pick up trophy but to me their are the real winners of the tournament.

    Being a Pakistani from Lahore, I wish BD Cricket team all the best in days to come. I am eagerly waiting to see Shakeeb’s Eleven in action the Cricket Stadium of my city.

  3. nizam

    Open letter for all: Request for proper investigation:

    Dear Sir,
    United Airways Bd Ltd flight operated (from Bangladesh-Muscat-Bangladesh) Dhaka –Muscat-Dhaka, Chittagong-Muscat-Chittagong from few months very well. Form Muscat lot of Bangladeshi all type of worker/people purchased United Airways Bd Ltd airlines return ticket Muscat-Dhaka-Muscat and Muscat-Chittagong –Muscat. Passenger can change any time flight date without money but now United Airways Bd Ltd Bangladesh office demand money from passenger.

    From more than last two month United Airways Bd Ltd Dhaka and Chittagong office staff collected money from passenger for Ticket Date change/ Reconfirm amount 4100/5000/6000/7000/8000 taka without any receiving slip. Bangladeshi worker working in Middle East countries very hard work but poor income.

    Lot of people From Chittagong, Comilla and Dhaka working in Oman in various sectors,
    United Airways Bd Ltd authority must need proper attempt for stop serious corruption his all staff in various offices in Bangladesh. This is not good job by United Airways Bd Ltd staff. This is illegal and corruption.

    Our kind request for all proper investigates above the matter and tries stopping this corruption,

    Sajjad, Didar and Abu Bakar
    Muscat

    Date: 08 July 12

    Address of United Airways Bd Ltd :
    Dhaka:
    Gulshan Sales Office:
    Shop No: 219-221, Taher Tower Shopping Center, Plot No:10,
    North Avenue, Gulshan-2,
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    Phone: +880 2 8854769, +880 2 8854697, +880 2 8861935
    Mobile: +880 1713486659

    Kawran Bazar Sales Office:
    Shop No: 3, Level-2, Unique Trade Center (UTC),
    8 Panthapath, Kawran Bazar
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    Phone: +880 2 9138238, +880 2 8158046
    Mobile: +880 1713486658

    Paltan Sales Office:
    Oriental Trade Center (2nd Floor), 69/1 Purana Paltan Line,
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    Phone: +880 2 9352648, +880 2 9352647
    Mobile: +880 1713486657

    Chittagong:
    Nasirabad Sales Office:
    Golden Plaza (4th Floor), 1692 CDA Avenue, East Nasirabad,
    Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    Phone: +880 31 2552436, +880 31 2552437
    Mobile: +880 1713486663

    Agrabad Sales Office:
    Hotel Agrabad (Ground Floor), Agrabad C/A
    Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    Phone: +880 31 2518177
    Mobile: +880 1713398788

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