Tamim Iqbal Retired From International Cricket: Bangladesh team’s experienced left-handed opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has surprised everyone by announcing his retirement from all formats of international cricket just 3 months before the ODI World Cup to be held in India. Tamim informed everyone about his decision during a press conference. When the ODI captain of Bangladesh team announced his decision, he also appeared very emotional at that time.
After the defeat in the first match of the 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan, Tamim called a press conference in Chattogram to inform about his decision. According to the news of ESPN Cricinfo, Tamim announced his retirement and said that this is the end for me. I tried my best to give my best performance. At this time, I announce my retirement from international cricket.
Tamim Iqbal further said that on this occasion, I would like to thank all my teammates, coach and Bangladesh Cricket Official. Apart from this, I also thank my family, who have been with me continuously in this journey and reposed faith in me. I would also like to say thank you to the fans, who constantly showered me with love and inspired me to perform better.
Tamim Iqbal’s international career was like this
Tamim Iqbal started his international career for Bangladesh in the year 2007 in the month of February. After this, he got a different identity on the basis of the match-winning half-century innings played against India in the ODI World Cup in the same year. Along with scoring the most runs in ODIs for Bangladesh, Tamim is also the player with the most centuries.
Tamim has scored 8313 runs in 241 ODIs at an average of 36.62, including 14 centuries and 56 half-centuries. At the same time, in the Test format, Tamim has scored 5134 runs in 70 matches for Bangladesh at an average of 38.89, in which 10 centuries and 31 half-centuries have been seen. In T20 Internationals, Tamim has played 70 matches for Bangladesh and scored 1758 runs at an average of 24.08. Tamim led Bangladesh in 37 ODIs as a captain, in which the team won 21 matches.
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