Bangladesh Skipper Announces Retirement Ahead Of CWC23. On Thursday, Bangladesh’s ODI captain, Tamim Iqbal, made a heartfelt announcement, declaring his retirement from international cricket. This decision came immediately after he participated in the first ODI of the ongoing series against Afghanistan.
During an emotional press conference, Iqbal expressed his gratitude and bid farewell to the sport. He had a long international career of 16 years for the Bangladesh Cricket team. He stated, “This marks the end of my journey. I have dedicated myself and given my all to the game. As of now, I am retiring from international cricket.”
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He also acknowledged the support he received throughout his career; Iqbal thanked his teammates, coaches, officials from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), his family, and all those who stood by him during his long tenure. He said that their unwavering faith in him served as a constant motivation. As Tamim Iqbal closes this chapter of his journey, the cricketing world reflects on his contributions and wishes him well in his plans.
Moreover, Iqbal expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the fans who supported him throughout his career. Their love and belief in him drove him to perform at his best for Bangladesh consistently. He humbly requested their prayers for the next phase of his life and conveyed his sincere gratitude.
As Tamim Iqbal closes this chapter of his journey, the cricketing world reflects on his contributions and wishes him well in his plans.
As per the resources, Tamim Iqbal had some issues regarding fitness, and he talked in a press conference about that, and his remarks angered the head coach of the team and the chairman of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). A tussle was going on, and as a result, Tamim had to make an early decision about retirement before the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023.
Tamim also stated that this is not the right time and place to disclose all the things due to which he had to take retirement. He added that he was thinking about retirement a long time ago but now in the present circumstances, it is the best time to call an end to his cricketing career.
Tamim Iqbal Statement
“Yesterday against Afghanistan was my last international game. I’m retiring from international cricket effecting right now.”
“It is not a sudden decision. I was thinking about it from a long time. There are some reasons I think there is no need to say here. I thought this is the right time for me to quit.”
“I have always said one thing – I’ve always played the game to fulfil the dream of my father. I’m not sure how much I have made him proud.”
“One thing I will say is I tried my best….I really tried my best. Maybe I was not good enough or good enough I don’t know. But I tried, I gave my 100% whenever I was on the field.”