The 157th edition of the Wisden Cricketers Almanac was published yesterday in the book of cricket’s elite. It is rare to find the names of the best in Wisden. In the 2011 edition, The Book of Cricket was ranked by the elite cricket ingles, who have so far become the first and last Bangladeshi to be ranked in the best cricketers list.
Bangladesh’s victory was heard in one case even if no Player of Bangladesh, Wisden Almanac, was found to be in the 2020 edition with a performance on the field. In a joint venture with the MCC, Wisden invited photographers from around the world to photograph. 650 photos were submitted for the latest version in response to this call. 11 photos were finalized from there. One of these 11 photos was taken by Rajib Rayhan of Bangladesh.
Rajib’s photograph was published by the influential British media guardian yesterday. The Guardian, however, published 11 photos of Wisden’s shortlist. However, they have “covered” the gallery of the picture with Rajib’s photographs. Rajib’s photo was taken at a fishery in Chittagong. Three teenagers have taken 22 yards out of the net spread across the field. There’s a bat-ball fight going on. The young men in the picture have shown that cricket is played only after a small piece of land. How the intense love for cricket is so great.
He is not a professional sports photographer, even if he has a place in Wisden with the picture. Even the picture was taken in a slightly obscure way. This photo will be on the list of the best in Wisden, Rajib, “the photo taken before the evening of October 6, 2018.” I went to take a picture of the river Karnafuli. I saw three boys playing while taking pictures of the karnfuli. I couldn’t click too much. I didn’t even have time to take care of it. I came out with two or three clicks. I was a little sorry if I could take a little bit of time to take the picture. I didn’t think this picture would be on Wisden’s shortlist!’
Rajib is going to be in the air after the photo was published in the Guardian yesterday. Wisden is giving him 250 pounds as a reward. Wisden’s recognition of his achievement is greater than the financial reward.
More than that, Bangladesh’s participation in it was a big deal.