Hathurasinghe is a man of hardness: Steve Rhodes
CRICDOT DESK : Chandika Hathurasinghe is one of the few coaches in the history of Bangladesh cricket. Although there is a lot of controversy over his dictatorship, the BCB wants a coach like Hathuru at the end of the day. During his tenure, Bangladesh team had great success. After Hathuru left, Steve Rhodes came.
But he was fired for failing in the 2019 World Cup. Current coach Russell Domingo’s job is in jeopardy. BCB is waiting for Hathurasingh again.
Retired coach Steve Rhodes came to Bangladesh at such a moment. Comilla, the recently concluded BPL champion, has worked as a technical consultant for the Victorians. In an interview with ESPN Cricinfo at the end of the tournament, he said that the reason for his dismissal by the BCB. Steve said, ‘I think in the past they (BCB) had different types of coaches. Hathurasinghe is a tough guy and he got the best out of a few. I think there was a lack of understanding about exactly what kind of coaching I wanted to do. ‘
Rhodes added: “It would have been easier if they (BCB) had understood that I wanted to coach in exactly what style. But that did not happen. I wasn’t exactly the way they wanted me to be as a coach. It was a way to improve our team and the players. You must empower the players. They are batting and bowling for Bangladesh. Under pressure they have to think clearly and think best for themselves and the team. It is not a matter of getting instructions from the captain or the coach. You have to make these decisions responsibly.