Tamim Iqbal reached his half-century on the final day of the 1st Test vs Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Sunday. He scripted an unprecedented record in international cricket. When he made 50 runs, Bangladesh’s team total was 52/2 the lowest ever total for a team.
On a pitch that is predominantly still a very good batting surface. It was the new ball that the Lankans had to make the most of. With Tamim Iqbal in the mood and smashing it around for fun. His fellow opener Saif Hassan looking pretty steady and giving him solid support from the other end. There weren’t much the bowlers could do.
Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal has hinted. He might give up one format of the game to prolong his international career.
In a conversation with YouTube channel Allrounder Tamim Iqbal said that if he had to prolong his career by another four or five years, he wouldn’t be able to play all three formats.
“If I want to play for another four or five years, I don’t think I can play all three formats. It won’t be possible. I have to pick two formats that are important to me, in which I can have an impact on the team. It might be now or even after six months. I might not even play two formats. I may play just one format. Tamim.
‘‘I know how long I want to play or what I want to achieve. I don’t want to disclose it, but I can promise that I won’t push it too much. If I want to prolong my international career, I have to give away something. I will surprise a lot of people sooner or later. If I think it is best for the team and my career, I will definitely make the decision. I have never been shy of taking hard decisions,” said Tamim Iqbal.
Into his 15th year as an international cricketer. Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh’s second-most experienced cricketer after Mushfiqur Rahim.