When 17-year-old Tamim made India out of the 2007 World Cup by playing a stormy innings

Bangladesh Bangladesh’s ODI captain and one of the team’s best cricketers in all formats of the game, Tamim Iqbal on Thursday announced his retirement with immediate effect. Three decided to say goodbye to the first game.

His contribution with the bat is very important for Bangladesh cricket, but on his departure, many cricket fans remembered his innings when he thrashed India’s big bowlers in his first innings of ODI World Cup and snatched the match from India. This was India’s first defeat against Bangladesh in the ODI World Cup.

Tamim Iqbal scored 51 runs in 53 balls as soon as he came.

The day of March 17, 2007 was worth forgetting for India and it was never worth forgetting for Bangladesh. Chasing 191 runs, the Bangladeshi team did not let the star-studded Indian bowling line-up dominate them after the initial setback.

It was started by young Tamim Iqbal himself who was then 17 years old. He not only hit ground shots but also hit 2 sixes in on side and off side. At that time T20 cricket had not even started but he was playing so fast that it seemed he was in a hurry to finish the match.

He was given a big relief by Munaf Patel by dismissing him for 51 runs in 53 balls but by then he had solved the issue of run rate and runs required for Bangladesh. During this innings, he hit 7 classic fours.

Along with Tamim Iqbal, wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan also made their ODI World Cup debut on the same day and interestingly, all three troubled India by scoring half-centuries. After this, this trio proved to be the pivot of Bangladesh cricket for a long time. The batting revolved around these three.

However, earlier in the bowling too, India was troubled by Bangladesh. After the fall of early wickets, none of the Indian batsmen, except Sourav Ganguly, could find an answer to Bangladesh’s left arm spin bowlers. The Indian innings could not even play the entire over and was reduced to a total of 191 runs in the last over.

Tamim loved playing against India

Even after this innings, Tamim Iqbal did not leave the Indian bowling order. In 19 ODIs against India, Tamim Iqbal scored 596 runs at an average of 33 and a strike rate of 84, including 7 half-centuries. Although he could never score an ODI century against Team India and his highest score was 70 runs.

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