Whether it is a result of rigorous hard work and they had developed an undaunted mental strength or you will regard this as another flash in the pan but the fact is “BENGAL TIGERS” have created history & give their nation another day to remember against Pakistan. When Bangladesh lost quarter finals of the World Cup 2015 they were warmly welcomed as they had conquered the world because the intent was there, they showed the fighting spirit which won the hearts of their millions at home & now they are endorsing that stamp on the hearts even more.
Bangladesh beats Pakistan by 7 wickets with another 12 odd overs to spare is another handsome margin as they say in Gambling “winning hands down”, which is proving their 79 runs victory in the first match was not a fluke nor it was because Pakistan took them lightly. Their both the victories suggesting that they are up & coming force to reckon. They might not win all the matches or against every nation but their series win against former world champions & 2 times Asian champions is surely ringing some alarms that they are not going to mess around anymore.
Before the start of the series Shakib (their stand in captain for first match) rates his teams as favorite & he repeatedly said this during interviews. On the other hand Pakistan batting & bowling looks fragile not many of them showed intent or agression. Youngsters are playing well Both the debutants of the series so far has shown some fight as they are battling it hard out onto the field but the experienced one’s were not able to help the cause. Critically Haris Sohail must need to learn quickly how to prolong his fight. Every time he scored matured 30 or 40 & than literally threw his wicket away through a lazy or sluggish poke.
Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis is always happy to give statements before every series that we are not the favorites & his teams prove their coach spot on almost every time till now. The long list of coaches with the team rite now is not able to solve the problems for Green Team with crest on their flag. Now with one more match to be played & that could be the one last chance for few younger guys & some experience ones like Hafeez & Fawad too.
Pakistani soldiers must show some ruthlessness with their weapons (bats & balls) to save the face otherwise Bengal Tigers will seal the series with their third straight win over the ever unpredictable man in green.
By Ehsan Muhammad Khan. He tweets as @ehsanmkhan.