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Bangladesh- South Africa Series

South African Donald to celebrate every success of Tigers





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Bangladesh’s newly appointed fast bowling coach Allan Donald said he joined Bangladesh to work with Tigers current head coach and his country-mate Russell Domingo and to fulfil his desire to be involved in international cricket.

Proteas legend is proudly South African, but he’ll celebrate every Bangladesh wicket and if they win the ODI series against SA.

“We [South African coaches] go around the world to do our jobs the best way we can and we want to celebrate with these kids we coach when they succeed. I am not one of those who will run onto the field and take my shirt off, but I enjoy what I do. I enjoy the successes they achieve and what is the best of the game. I have learnt throughout the years how to be calm in the dugout and I think that is a skill even when things are not going well” said Donald to Sowetan Live.

Donald has explained his reason to join Bangladesh Cricket.

“A lot of people have asked me why I accepted the role with Bangladesh. I love international cricket and I love the international stage. I think I can help Bangladesh because there is real potential here and because of that it was an easy decision,”

“I will be working with Russell Domingo, who is someone I know well having worked with him for four years at the Proteas. It is going to be a challenge against an SA team that has had success against India and New Zealand recently,”

“The Bangladeshi team is ranked fifth in the world in ODI cricket and it is an environment where they play well. I watched their four spinners at training and they look classy. They back their top three seamers with the spinners and I think it will be a tight contest and I am looking forward to Friday afternoon” he added.