In response to Tamim’s declare of being requested to bat decrease within the order, the captain dismissed it as insignificant.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has criticized senior batsman Tamim Iqbal for his conduct in the course of the World Cup 2023 choice controversy, describing it as “childish”. Shakib additionally expressed his opinion that Tamim was being egocentric by prioritizing himself over the team.
Tamim, who lately returned to worldwide cricket, was not included in Bangladesh’s 15-man World Cup squad as a consequence of a persistent again harm. However, in a Facebook put up on Wednesday, September 27, the skilled batsman claimed that he was match to take part within the World Cup however determined to withdraw after a high-ranking official from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) requested him to bat decrease within the order.
During an interview with T-Sports, Shakib strongly criticized Tamim’s actions. In response to Tamim’s declare of being requested to bat decrease within the order, the captain dismissed it as insignificant.
Giving the instance of Indian captain Rohit Sharma, Shakib was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo:
“Someone like Rohit Sharma built his career from No. 7 to opener, scored 10,000-plus runs. If he sometimes bats at No 3 or 4, would it be a big problem? It is totally childish. It is my bat, I will play. No one else can play. A player should bat at any position for the team. Team first. It doesn’t make any difference if you have made 100 or 200, and the team loses. What can you do with personal achievement? You want to make a name for yourself?”
“You are not thinking about the team at all. People don’t understand these things. Why was the proposal given to him? It was for the team. What is wrong in that? You are a team man when you agree to such a proposal. Unless you are thinking along those lines, you are not a team man. You are playing for individual records, success, fame, and name. Not for the team,” Shakib continued.
The 36-year-old went on to offer further clarification, emphasizing that he didn’t interact in any discussions relating to the matter with gamers, the medical team, or selectors. Shakib revealed that the choice was solely made by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Nevertheless, he made a reference to MS Dhoni and took a delicate jab at Tamim.
“People might doubt my capability or capacity but someone like MS Dhoni, who has won everything and has the knowledge and sense, once said that the unfit player who is playing is cheating his team and country. I think we should accept it, and not just Tamim but every player,” Shakib commented.
Prior to the team choice for the World Cup, there have been reviews suggesting that Tamim had knowledgeable the BCB about his availability for solely 5 matches all through the match.
While the veteran opener has denied the identical, Shakib commented:
“I actually heard that he’ll play selectively. A journalist cannot actually inform you that he’ll come to the workplace an hour earlier than he desires to return to workplace. If you ask me personally, if I used to be the corporate CEO, I will not maintain that worker. Although I by no means had any dialogue about this matter.”
Bangladesh is ready to kick off their World Cup 2023 journey with an thrilling match in opposition to Afghanistan in Dharamsala on October seventh.
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