A big player has suddenly announced his retirement before the ODI World Cup Cricket tournament. The player is the captain of his country team and suddenly took this decision while captaining the ODI team. Due to which the team now has to quickly find a new captain. This player is the great batsman of Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal. Tamim Iqbal has taken this decision in the middle of the ODI series against Afghanistan. This decision of Tamim Iqbal has disappointed the entire Bangladesh cricket fans. With the departure of Tamim Iqbal, the team will lose a captain as well as a very good batsman.
Bangladesh Tigers have already qualified for the World Cup for ODIs and now they have no captain left in this mega event. Shakib Al Hasan is currently the T20 captain while Liton Das is leading Bangladesh in Tests. With Tamim Iqbal announcing his retirement, it remains to be seen if the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) appoints one of them as captain at least till the World Cup.
Tamim Iqbal called a sudden press conference today at 12 noon (local time) and announced his retirement. He got very emotional while making the announcement. Tamim’s decision is a big blow for Bangladesh cricket. Tamim said in a press conference that this is the end for me. I have given my best. I have tried my best. I am retiring from international cricket as of this moment. I would like to thank all my teammates, coaches, BCB officials. , I would like to thank the family members. who have been with me throughout my long journey. He believed in me. I also want to thank the fans. Your love and faith in me motivates me to give my best for Bangladesh. I want to ask for your prayers for the next chapter of my life. Please keep me in your prayers.”
Let it be known that Tamim Iqbal played 70 Test matches for Bangladesh and scored 5134 runs at an average of 38.89 with the help of 10 centuries. They last played in this format against Ireland in April. As far as ODIs are concerned he played 241 matches and scored 8313 runs at an average of 36.62 with 14 centuries and 56 fifties. Tamim also finished his career as the highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in ODIs.