Published:6 August 2020
Gary Kirsten, former South African batsman and Indian World Cup champion coach, suggested that Bangladesh cricketers focus on team success rather than individual performance in a special online match against the Tigers on Wednesday.
The meeting was held in the afternoon, and about 30 cricketers participated in the meeting. These cricketers were based on national contracts or recently participated in Bangladesh.
The three captains of Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah and Mominul Haque all attended the meeting with head coach Russell Domingo and colleagues Ryan Cook, Nick Lee and Julien Calefato.
After the end of his international career, Kirsten turned to coach and helped India win the World Cup at home in 2011.
At the meeting, Kirsten shared the story of his successful tenure in India and emphasized the importance of teamwork for winning the ICC competition.
He was talking about inspiring things, not new things, nor revelations. He puts more emphasis on team performance. He said that because cricket is a team game, the team cannot win based on individual performance. Therefore, the entire team must work together to move towards the same goal. "Najmul Hossain Shanto told New Age.
Mehedi Hasan Rana, a rookie pacemaker who also appeared at the online conference, told New Era that Kirsten also discussed mental health issues during the pandemic‘He almost discussed what cricket has in common. In addition, he also emphasized that due to the corona pandemic, during this long vacation, he has a strong psychological quality during cricket matches. ’
This meeting is part of the national team support staff's regular online communication with players during the extended COVID-19 break. They provided cricketers with some tips during this testing period to help them develop their skills and help them maintain their mental state.
Kirsten was invited by coach Domingo. Domingo was his deputy. In 2011, he coached the South African side after taking up his position in the Indian team.
Prior to that, after Chandika Hathurusinghe left his position, Kirsten also served as an advisor to the Bangladesh Cricket Committee, looking for a coach for Bangladesh.
Kirsten recommended a relatively little-known English coach, Steve Rhodes (Steve Rhodes), who was appointed by the board, but his term ended after Bangladesh's poor performance at the 2019 ICC World Cup Up.