Saturday, February 27, 2010
I see that finally Crashraful has been dropped from Bangladesh's squad. He must be one of the biggest underachiever's in cricket as with his talent he should have at least averaged in the 40's in test cricket instead he is averaging only 22.78!
Only a player with some talent can score a hundred on his debut against Murali and of course I won't forget his match winning hundred against the Aussies at Cardiff in 2005. He can play late and has the ability to play most of the shots in the book.
The selectors perhaps shouldn't have picked him when he was so young but if a player plays 53 tests, one expects him to learn about batting in test cricket but Crash would perhaps never learn. For instance, I saw him play in the second test against India recently and it looked like Ashraful was trying his best to get out every ball by trying some crazy shots. Of course in the end he got out to a ugly slog.
Crash's failure again shows that it isn't just about talent as he has that in abundance.