Tamim Iqbal emotional at press conference (Image Credit:- Twitter)
Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal announces his retirement from International cricket. The 34 year old left hander retires from T20I cricket last year. His announcement comes just 3 months before ODI World Cup which is scheduled in India.
His announcement came after Bangladesh lost to Afghanistan by 17 runs in rain hit first ODI of 3 match series. He was in tears when he announced his retirement at a press conference.
He scored 8313 runs from 241 ODIs including 14 centuries and 56 half centuries. His international debut was against Zimbabwe in 2007 at Harare sports club.
Tamim Iqbal (Image Credit:- Twitter)
“Yesterday against Afghanistan was my last international game. I am retiring from International cricket effecting right now. It is not a sudden decision. I was thinking about it from a long time”.
“One thing I will say is I tried my best. I really tried my best. May be 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.”
“I have always played the game to fulfill the dream of my father. I am not sure how much I have made him proud”. he said.