For me to come back, a lot has to be right: Tamim Iqbal on return to Bangladesh team |


New Delhi: Experienced opening batsman and former captain tamim iqbal Emphasizing that several factors need to “go right” for his potential return bangladesh team and the resumption of international sport.
Tamim first announced his retirement in July last year. international cricket During the home ODI series against Afghanistan. However, they reversed this decision after the intervention of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Sheikh Hasina,
His last appearance in international cricket for Bangladesh was in the ODI format against New Zealand in September 2023, and he was not available for selection in the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
Tamim recently showed his form bangladesh premier leagueEmerged as the highest run scorer with 492 runs in 15 matches. He was also awarded as Player of the Tournament as his team Fortune Barishal clinched their first title.
“I would like to say one thing clearly. A lot of things have to go right for me to come back otherwise there is no point for me to just come back and play. I am at the stage in my career where I will probably play for the next two years So, I have to tell him such things and since I have not had my last conversation with him, it would not be appropriate for me to comment here.”
“I have not spoken to him (the new chief selector) yet. I was in talks with Jalal Bhai (Jalal Younis). I was available to talk, but unfortunately, we did not get the chance. I was on a foreign trip yesterday. I will go in the morning and hopefully, we will sit after I return,” Tamim told Cricbuzz.
Tamim also commented that he did not want to prove anything to anyone through BPL 2024 to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on himself. “During my international career, I have gone through a lot of ups and downs and there were times when there were discussions about whether I would stay in the team or not and I wanted to prove people wrong and am really trying to do that. Was. I realized I was putting pressure on myself.”
“The most important thing I learned is that whenever I tried to do that (try to prove something to someone), I put pressure on myself and I didn't understand it. In the next match, when I was batting, I was going to do it, I was full of pressure.”
“There were times when the same things happened and I didn't take it seriously. That's the learning of my 17-year career and I tried to do the same this time too. I know if I haven't scored a lot There will be things but that's okay, we had a great environment to take care of it,” he explained.
Tamim feels that he is an experienced wicketkeeper-batsman mushfiqur rahim The retirement in T20Is will benefit Bangladesh ahead of the Men's T20 World Cup to be held in the United States and West Indies from June 1 to 29.
“If he (Mushfiqur) decides to make a comeback…, there are many examples of great cricketers who played cricket after coming back from retirement and the way they batted, if he decides to make a comeback (In T20) it will benefit Bangladesh.” And it doesn't get any better than this,” he concluded.
(With inputs from IANS)

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