Tamim Iqbal, the captain of the Bangladesh one-day cricket team, announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday. He made this surprising decision just three months before the ODI World Cup in India. He said that he has given his best and tried his best, but this is the end for him.
Tamim Iqbal is a 34-year-old left-handed opener who has played for Bangladesh since 2007. He is the most successful batsman in the history of Bangladesh cricket, with more than 15,000 runs and 25 centuries in all formats. He is also the highest run-scorer and century-maker in ODIs for Bangladesh, with 8,313 runs and 14 centuries.
Tamim Iqbal was in tears as he announced his retirement in a news conference. He said that he is retiring from international cricket at this moment. He did not give any specific reason for his decision, but he thanked his fans, teammates, coaches, and family for their support and love. He also wished the best for the Bangladesh team in the upcoming World Cup.
Tamim Iqbal’s retirement has shocked and saddened many cricket fans and experts, who have praised him for his achievements and contributions to Bangladesh cricket. They have also expressed their curiosity and concern about who will replace him as the captain and opener of the ODI team. One of the possible candidates is Shakib Al Hasan, who is already the captain of the T20 team.
Tamim Iqbal’s retirement has marked the end of an era for Bangladesh cricket, as he has been one of the most consistent and prolific performers for the team. He has also been a leader and a mentor for many young players, who have looked up to him for inspiration and guidance.