Since their captain, Tamim Iqbal, has made the decision to leave international cricket, Bangladesh’s prospects for the 2018 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India have been severely damaged. Bringing an end to his remarkable 16-year career, Iqbal’s announcement comes merely three months before the prestigious tournament.
Emotional Retirement Announcement
In a press conference held in Chattogram, a day after Bangladesh’s loss to Afghanistan in the first ODI of the three-match series, Tamim Iqbal, visibly emotional, declared his immediate retirement from international cricket. He gave thanks to his colleagues, coaches, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials, family, and everyone else who had helped him along the way.
Appreciation for Support
Tamim Iqbal took a moment to express his heartfelt appreciation for the unwavering support he received from the fans. He acknowledged that their love and faith had been a constant source of inspiration, pushing him to deliver his very best for Bangladesh. He humbly requested their prayers for the next chapter of his life.
Impressive International Career
Having made his international debut in 2007, Tamim Iqbal’s retirement marks the end of a stellar career. He represented Bangladesh in 70 Tests, 241 ODIs, and 78 T20Is. As a prolific left-handed opener, Iqbal amassed over 15,000 runs in international cricket, including 25 centuries and 94 half-centuries. His contributions to the team’s success have been invaluable throughout his career.
Previous Retirements and Succession Plans
Notably, Tamim Iqbal had already bid farewell to T20I cricket last year, and he played his final Test match against Ireland in April. However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to announce a successor for Iqbal in the 50-over format. Read more articles from this website.
With the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup approaching, Tamim Iqbal’s departure from international cricket creates a sizable gap in the Bangladesh cricket squad. We extend our heartfelt wishes to Tamim Iqbal for a fulfilling and successful future, and we eagerly await the announcement of the new captain to guide Bangladesh’s cricketing journey. See Full biography of Tamim Iqbal here.