'Completely infantile, It’s my bat and I'll play' – Shakib Al Hasan launches scathing assault on Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Bangladesh lately introduced their 15-member squad for the ODI World Cup in India, beginning on October 5, and one of many largest developments.neting out from it was the omission of veteran opener Tamim Iqbal.

The southpaw was the captain of Bangladesh throughout their ODI collection towards Afghanistan in July. Nevertheless, Tamim determined to retire halfway by the collection earlier than having a session with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and taking a U-turn. Throughout this forwards and backwards, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) determined to entrust Shakib Al Hasan with management duties for the Asia Cup 2023 and the next World Cup.

Tamim and Shakib have had a tumultuous relationship in latest occasions. The previous performed in Bangladesh’s latest collection towards New Zealand after lacking the Asia Cup owing to a again harm. Nevertheless, after enjoying the second ODI towards the Kiwis, Tamim talked about that he’s nonetheless feeling the impact of the again harm, and it may very well be troublesome for him to characteristic in all of the matches within the World Cup.

Shakib didn’t need to take the chance of taking a half-fit participant in his aspect for the marquee occasion, and therefore, the previous captain was dropped. After the exclusion, the 34-year-old wrote on Fb {that a} prime board official requested him to bat down the order, and it was one of many many issues created on his path to choice. Shakib responded to this, stating {that a} cricketer must play for the crew and never for particular person information. 

“I’m certain somebody who is permitted had stated this (to Tamim). I’m certain whoever has stated it, he considered the crew. A variety of issues go into constructing a.netbination for a match. So if somebody has stated this to him, was it flawed? Or we won’t make such a proposal? I’m simply going to inform somebody that you are able to do no matter you need. Is the crew first or the person?” Shakib instructed the Dhaka-based TV channel T-Sports activities in an interview that was aired on Wednesday night time.

“Somebody like Rohit Sharma constructed his profession from No. 7 to opener, scored 10,000-plus runs. If he typically bats at No 3 or 4, wouldn’t it be an enormous drawback? It’s completely infantile. It’s my bat, I’ll play. Nobody else can play. A participant ought to bat at any place for the crew. Staff first. It does not make any distinction when you’ve got made 100 or 200, and the crew loses. What are you able to do with private achievement? You need to make a reputation for your self?” Shakib added.

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