Bangladeshi cricketers turn to photography after failing on the pitch
Earlier this month, several unidentified rumours were circulating about a bunch of Bangladeshi cricketers having travelled to a foreign country to learn the basics of photography.
Fans didn't believe this unbelievable decision of cricketers and were wondering why their stars were paying more attention to photography than cricket.
The simple answer was, they got more likes to their pictures than amassing a comparable number of wins or runs on the pitch.
Without using words though, the cricketers didn't take much time to clear the question and continued to fail spectacularly on the pitch.
Many now think that the fans should be happy knowing that the cricketers are doing what they are supposed to do -- photography, a field of great potential.
It's indeed a great news for the country that its cricketers are exploring their clandestine talents instead of confining themselves to a specific thing, which they clearly aren't the best at.
It's also a great example of self-dependency, showing that a cricketer won't have a problem in earning his livelihood even if he, somehow, was kicked out of the team for not being able to perform.
If a cushy job at the board isn't forthcoming and they aren't eloquent enough for commentary or analysis positions, then picking up the camera can be the next best thing.
Asked about their constant failure in overseas matches, a cricketer who styles himself somewhat of an amateur photograph and has 'Photographer' in his Facebook bio, said, "You media people are always after us. Don't misguide people with misleading headlines. You should keep in mind that we didn't come here to play cricket. Our main concern is to learn photography from highly experienced photographers which you have already seen on social media. Every overseas tournament is an opportunity to meet those world-famous photographers. Don't lie, didn't you notice the improvement in my photography? If not, please visit my profile, don't visit the cricketing website and instead rate my photography."
Asked about how they turned themselves to photographers, one of the wannabe photographers stated, "You won't find a single person who didn't learn the line 'Failure is the pillar of success' in his childhood. Yes, there is our never-ending failure in foreign grounds. Why should someone try something which he fails time after time? This constant failure on the pitch is our pillar of new hope. So, we are trying to change and turn to a new form which the country has never witnessed before; from cricketer to photographer!"
However, mixed reactions, mostly positive, were seen among the fans. "Finally, our cricketers are doing something exceptional! We were tired of losing matches and couldn't get rid of the cycle of losing matches. Now, we won't have to feel this monotonous feeling. Thank God! We are no longer to lose anything. We took the initiative of changing our Facebook group name from 'Cricket Fans of Bangladesh' to 'Photography Fans of Bangladesh', " a delighted fan said.