After the Intervention of PM Sheikh Hasina, Tamim Iqbal takes a U-Turn on his International retirement

Reportedly, Tamim Iqbal has decided to take a U turn on his decision to retire from international cricket after an intervention from the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. This decision came as a shock to many cricket fans when the veteran left-hander announced his retirement on Thursday following the loss against Afghanistan in the first ODI encounter in the three-match series. But now, as per the report by a news agency on Friday, it is stated that he had a conversation with Sheikh Hasina about the matter, and he has now decided to perform a U-turn on his decision to leave cricket.
Tamim, in an emotional press conference in Chittagong, announced his retirement, saying that this is the end for him and the right time for him to take retirement from international cricket.
The emotional press conference by Tamim in Chittagong followed scathing criticism from Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan, who called his professionalism into question for playing the match despite admitting he was not 100 percent fit.
On Friday, Team Bangladesh named Litton Das captain for the remainder of the ODI series. Litton said the team was focused on the future as they sought to level the series on Saturday.
Litton said, "It is difficult to say whether we will miss him. If I am injured today, the team will not miss me. Going forward, newcomers will keep coming. Someday we will also go. Since he is not there, we should not talk much about that topic."


Jul 7, 2023 12:53 PM