What would WI cappo have said?

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link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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10/2/17 11:34:39 AM 
Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh skipper,on Monday(October 2) said he is 'ashamed' and 'disappointed' at the way Bangladesh lost the opening Test to South Africa in Potchefstroom, and blamed the batsmen and the bowlers for a poor all-round show. The visitors folded for 90 runs on the final day to hand South Africa a 333-run win.


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link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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10/2/17 11:35:10 AM 
"I am ashamed," Mushfiqur told reporters at Senwes Park. "After a long time I saw a session where we lost even before being lost. I really don't know why it happened. It is disappointing because I really forgot when we batted in this manner. You can lose a match in many ways but we have the ability to bat for two sessions," Mushfiqur said.

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10/2/17 11:36:00 AM 
"You can say we could have batted but there is no guarantee that we would put a 500 plus score on the board. All of us took this decision (to bowl first). We didn't know much about South African wickets, so it was hard for us to predict. We practiced on totally different wickets. On any flat wicket, the help for the bowlers stay for the first two hours. If you think about what will happen in the fourth innings and then get bowled out for 100 in the first innings, it becomes difficult."

link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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10/2/17 11:36:23 AM 
"Our bowlers let us down in the first innings," he said. "It must have been a flat track but you could have bowled in different areas. No matter how flat the wicket remains, if you want to take any advantage, it has to to be in the first two hours of the opening day.

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10/2/17 11:36:42 AM 
"At least you can bowl four to five deliveries in the right place and that is why you are selected. Otherwise even I can bowl two to six deliveries. I am not saying you swing both ways but at least bowl five balls in an over in the right areas. It could have prevented the free flow of runs and it is always different going to bat looking at 500 runs on the board and looking at 300 to 400 runs on the board," said Mushfiqur, critical of his team's bowling performance.

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10/2/17 11:38:17 AM 
"I agree that it is difficult to play this kind of bowlers on the fifth day, but still I feel the wicket was good for batting. Our batsman could not show their potential and as a captain it is frustrating because at least we could have put up a fight."

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10/2/17 11:38:43 AM 
"I apologise to the nation as we could have dealt with it in a better way skill-wise as well as mentally. We have to play extremely well in the next match. We cannot return taking this kind of shame with us. We must try not to lose the respect that we have earned during the last two years,' Mushfiqur concluded.

link Halliwell Joined: May 14, 2005
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10/2/17 12:12:50 PM 
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Bangalis are so negative

Holder would have 'taken the positives' cool

link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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10/2/17 12:16:26 PM 
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Maybe the Bangla cappo sees NO POSITIVES

link VIX Joined: Feb 7, 2003
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10/2/17 12:40:57 PM 
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he woulda blamed Bishoo big grin

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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10/2/17 12:49:05 PM 
and blamed the batsmen and the bowlers for a poor all-round show.


Otis got cussed for blaming players, oh how times have changed
lol lol

link DIEHARD Joined: Jan 12, 2006
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10/2/17 1:01:41 PM 
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What is that disease..where one is unable to understand the concept of context??

And not able to make distinctions like..dont blame the reasons for your losses on the people who actually perform on a team of non - performers..
Think some on here suffering from it

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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10/2/17 1:08:35 PM 
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Allyuh give Holder a break.

If he say what Mushfiqur said....he woulda get criticize for being negative, bringin down team morale etetc

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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10/2/17 2:23:30 PM 
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Throwing your players under the bus is horrible captaincy. Don't care who does it.

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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10/2/17 2:25:18 PM 
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Remind me again what Ottis has done since?

link DIEHARD Joined: Jan 12, 2006
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10/2/17 2:50:11 PM 
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Back to doing that which he was more suited for..being a bowling coach..he has since been appointed head coach for South Africa, we are yet to see how that turns out.

Man management is very specific to the men you are managing, one has to be aware of the people, and what will motivate or demotivate them, its not a one size fits all..

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10/2/17 4:45:10 PM 
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being a bowling coach

he has since been appointed head coach for South Africa


So he is not just back to being a bowling coach then?
And it will turn out however you want it to. Trumped up failure or marginalized success.

link DIEHARD Joined: Jan 12, 2006
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10/2/17 5:00:27 PM 
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He is yet to produce any results as a head coach..wth..

Being appointed to a job doesn't prove much.

And how does it take away from his missteps as WI head coach?

Cos it seems thats where u going with this..like being appointed SA head coach is some kind of vindication for the damage done to WI cricket.

It is possible they jus brought him in and used him as a hatchet man then quickly discarded him, I believe personally thats what happened.

Would have more respect for him if he kept his pride, dignity, and character like Phil did, rather than let himself be used by the WICBandits

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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10/2/17 5:04:50 PM 
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Back to doing that which he was more suited for..being a bowling coach..he has since been appointed head coach for South Africa, we are yet to see how that turns out.
Man management is very specific to the men you are managing, one has to be aware of the people, and what will motivate or demotivate them, its not a one size fits all..

Bredrin, you obviously have no idea what was going on with the WI team in the time leading up to Ottis' truthful statements about the performance, or lack thereof, of the senior players during that WC. Ask yourself this question. Why is it that Ottis had no man management issues with any WI bowler not named Benn? Did he have man management issues with the England bowlers, or did they universally shower him with praise?

Leave this one alone man. Or you will die hard smile

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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10/2/17 5:10:48 PM 
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Ottis' truthful statements about the performance, or lack thereof, of the senior players during that WC.

Truthful or not....he threw "his players" under the proverbial bus. There is no doubt about that.

There's also no doubt that the players thrown under the bus from then on had little respect for him.

He caused that. Nobody else.

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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10/2/17 6:05:38 PM 
There is a difference in the way we say things.
Words do matter
We did not bowled or batted well, is softer than the bowler/batsman did not perform.
Otis mistake was blaming the seniors in public
You win as a team and lose as a team

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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10/3/17 10:21:57 AM 
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Why is it that Ottis had no man management issues with any WI bowler not named Benn? Did he have man management issues with the England bowlers, or did they universally shower him with praise?
... as the man said, back to doing what he does best. Now that he is head coach again, let's see how that works out. Two stints as bowling coach a success, one stint of head coaching a failure. I have no issue with Otis' statements, I looking at his performance.

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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10/4/17 7:27:16 AM 
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The undermining and lack of respect from the senior players started long before those public statements by Gibson. I am sure you remember the public statements from certain players complaining about lifting weights and conditioning. Players were also openly disrespecting the captain during that WC, and one player cursed Gibson and called him a mother-this and mother-that.

There was a player revolt during that World Cup led by the senior players. And it was because Gibson was trying to instill discipline, player accountability, physical fitness, and proper mental preparation in the team. Only in the West Indies would fans side with the players under such circumstances.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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10/4/17 7:28:55 AM 
... scape-goating!

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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10/4/17 7:32:58 AM 
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The best head coach in the history of mankind could not have won with that team. And we know after Gibson’s stint that the best bowling coach in the history of mankind could not win with them smile

Let’s see how it goes with South Africa. He has a lot more material to work with in South Africa, so I’m expecting you to be calling him a successful head coach within the next two years smile

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