In a surprising turn of events, Tamim Iqbal has reversed his decision to retire from international cricket following an intervention by Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Tamim met with the Prime Minister on Friday afternoon after receiving an invitation. Accompanied by his wife, former captain Mashrafe Mortaza, and BCB president Nazmul Hassan, Tamim visited the Prime Minister’s residence. He later addressed the media to provide an update on the situation.
Tamim’s retirement announcement was a shock on Thursday, just one day after he captained the Bangladesh team in the first ODI against Afghanistan. Nazmul, who had publicly criticized Tamim before the retirement announcement, expressed his hope during a midnight press conference that Tamim would reconsider his decision.
The reversal of Tamim’s retirement decision has relieved fans and supporters who admire his skills and contributions to Bangladesh cricket. His presence in the team will undoubtedly strengthen their lineup and boost morale for upcoming matches.
During Tamim’s absence, the BCB had appointed Litton Das as the captain for the second and third ODIs against Afghanistan.