Saturday, 4 December, 2021

T20 World Cup and our cricketers

We, the Daily Sun family, warmly congratulate Australia on their clinching the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title in the highly contested final against powerful New Zealand on Sunday. The Aussies came out victorious over the Kiwis, chasing a challenging target 173. The Australian cricketers defeated the other finalist by eight wickets and reached the goal with seven balls to spare. It was solely their hard work that powered them home. Australian cricketers deserve praise for their maiden victory in the shortest version of the gentlemen’s game.

Australia is a cricket superpower. The Aussies have always been consistent in their performance and have already the records of bagging five ODI World Cup titles. But, even then, they had to wait for long 11 years for the championship in the T20 world cup. Before this, the best for Australia in Twenty20 was their runner-up position in 2010.

Bangladesh was one of the participants in this year’s T20 World Cup championship. The performances of the Tigers at the group level raised some hope among the fans back home. But much to their frustration, our cricketers could not keep up with the tempo at the next round. However, it is not our intention to discredit them; they have surely tried heart and soul but obviously luck did not favour them. But despite the debacle the most important thing is that – Tigers should not lose heart and must not be depressed: Poor performance at a certain stage does in no way mean that they will not be able to do better in future.

The history of Tigers’ own cricket performances is rich in instances where they scored better after a relatively dull spell. They must not forget that they have the shining records of victories against powerful teams. What is obligatory for our cricket warriors is to draw lessons from failure and chalk out strategies to turn failure into success. They need to work hard and raise their skills to higher level. They must try to remain consistent in their performance.