Captain Tamim Iqbal wept after announcing his retirement, shocking decision (Video)

Bangladesh Bangladesh captain and opening batsman Tamim Iqbal surprised the cricket world and his country’s fans by retiring from all forms of international cricket. This 34-year-old player had retired from T20 International matches in the year 2021 for this reason so that ODI and Test career could be extended further.

This shocking decision is also due to the fact that in the next few months, there are tournaments like Asia Cup and World Cup, in which Tamim Iqbal may be needed by Bangladesh, especially after the team’s batting collapsed in the first match of the ODI series against Afghanistan. .

He surprised everyone by announcing his retirement a day after Bangladesh lost the opening One Day International against Afghanistan.

Iqbal said, “This is the end of my career. I have given my best to the game. I have tried to give my best. I am saying goodbye to international cricket from this very moment. ,

He said, “I would like to thank all my teammates, coaches, BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) officials, my family members and all those who have been with me in this long journey. All of them kept faith in me. ,

Iqbal said in his retirement speech, “I would also like to thank the fans. Your trust and love has inspired me to do my best for Bangladesh. I seek your blessings for the next chapter of my life. Remember in your prayers. ,

In a press conference held on Thursday, Tamim Iqbal announced his retirement with wet eyelids. Significantly, Tamim was included in the best openers of Bangladesh. He has scored 8313 runs in 241 ODIs at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 78. During this, he has scored a total of 56 half-centuries and 14 centuries. Tamim Iqbal, who started his ODI career in 2007, had the highest score of 158 runs.

Whereas in 70 Test matches, he has scored 5134 runs at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 58. In this format, he hit 31 half-centuries and 10 centuries. Tamim Iqbal, who made his Test debut in 2008, also scored a double century, his highest score in this format.

T20 World Cup 2021 took retirement because of the opportunity given to the youth

Tamim scored 1758 runs in 78 T20 Internationals at an average of 24.08. In January 2021, Tamim took a six-month break from the shortest format of the game and did not play in domestic tournaments during this period.

Tamim, Bangladesh’s highest run-scorer after Shakib Al Hasan in T20 cricket, did not play in the series against New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Australia. Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal ruled himself out of T20 World Cup 2021 after saying that other players He deserves more than a place in the team.

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