Former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs is currently coaching Sylhet Thunder in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. But it looks like Gibbs is not happy with his job as he is facing many difficulties in working with them. He claimed that the local players in Bangladesh don’t understand English and it becomes very tough for him to communicate with them.
“About local players, a lot of them don’t understand English. So it’s difficult for me to make points all the time. It’s a frustrating thing. When I talk with them I can see that they are listening but they are not really syncing in.”
“I think the understanding of the game needs to be improved. And another thing is, they are very temperamental. I mean it’s difficult for me to explain to them because they don’t understand it properly.”
Gibbs then gave the example of Neil McKenzie, who has also faced many problems in coaching the local players of Bangladesh. “McKenzie is also trying to improve them. I know McKenzie is a good coach and the players will learn a lot from him. But I don’t know how much players are actually getting from him.”
Sylhet Thunder are currently last in the points table with just one win in their kitty.