February 18, 2013

Cricket Game, Bangladesh

Photograph by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, My Shot

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Due to the effect of climate change, in 2007 Tropical Cyclone Aila hit Gabura Union, a coastal island of Bangladesh. Now people from this place are recovering from their wounds. Children are playing cricket in a salty, barren field.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? Having an element coming in from the edge of the frame can be distracting, but in this case, the pitcher’s hand reaching in from the left creates suspense and mirrors the anticipation of the players as the ball is struck. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor


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11 comments
Dev Ganesan
Dev Ganesan

It's not the pitcher's hand coming from the left as suggested by Alexa, it's the keeper's hand (who is standing behind the batsman)! Nevertheless, a good photo.

Once again
Once again

To see  the player legs. only children do every thing with this enthusiasm and devotion miss that.

Ben Neill
Ben Neill

2007? Probably should be 2009, or the name of the cyclone is wrong. And climate change did not cause the cyclone, but climate change intensified or strengthened the cyclone. The boys back foot looks contorted.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

I know absolutely nothing about cricket, but I immediately questioned how could the pitcher be behind the batter. Thanks for that information Shabbir 

Children at play, always makes for good subject matter (in my opinion). And here in these harsh conditions, the fact that they play at all, just gives hope. I love the spirit, children can bring.

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

Just to put things in the correct perspective and to teach the viewers a little bit about cricket, the guy at the left is the wicket keeper.  The pitcher is at extreme right. Next to the pitcher is the umpire and next to him is the other batsman.  The guy to the left of the wickets is the fielder.  Not bad then, learn cricket while admiring the picture.

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