I Have To Let Go Of One Format To Prolong My International Career: Tamim Iqbal

I Have To Let Go Of One Format To Prolong My International Career: Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh’s ODI captain Tamim Iqbal talked about his future in worldwide cricket and talked about sacrificing one format with a view to delay his profession additional. Iqbal lately featured within the three-match ODI collection towards New Zealand, through which Bangladesh misplaced 0-3.

Tamim Iqbal. (Photo: AFP)

Tamim believed he nonetheless has 5-6 years of worldwide cricket left in him, nevertheless it was solely doable if he picked and selected two codecs to play in for Bangladesh. However, he additionally talked about his availability for the upcoming T20 World Cup to be performed in India in October-November.

T20 World Cup Is On My Mind. I Know Which Format I Want To Leave Early And Which Later: Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal was not a part of Bangladesh’s 0-3 T20I collection loss, as he had beforehand knowledgeable the Bangladesh Cricket Board of his unavailability for the shortest format.

“Of course the T20 World Cup is very much on my mind and this is just six months away and I am not 36 or 37, so why not? T20 is not out of mind. Look how I want to have my cricketing career and how I would like it to shape is in my head. I know which format I want to leave early and which format I want to leave later. I know everything and I don’t think that I have to disclose everything to everyone,” Tamim instructed Cricbuzz on Friday.

Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh
Tamim Iqbal [Image-AFP]

While Tamim didn’t precisely pinpoint the time interval when he’ll name quits from a format or which format it is going to be, it’s virtually sure that the veteran opener would wish to delay his profession in ODIs and Test cricket.

“When I feel that I have to let go of this format to prolong the other two, I will not push myself and carry on with that. The message is very clear, I want to play for Bangladesh as long as possible and I want to give my best for the country. I want to leave one format just to make sure I can give my best to the other two formats. It is not that I am tired of Test cricket that I am leaving or I am tired of T20 that I am leaving, it is just to make sure that I can give my best to other two formats,” he mentioned.

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal [Image-Getty]

I Want To Play For Five To Six Years, Difficult To Do So While Playing All Three Formats: Tamim Iqbal

The left-hander, who’s the one batsman from Bangladesh to attain centuries in all three codecs of worldwide cricket, mentioned that he at the moment desires to play for 5-6 extra years, however it isn’t doable for him to take action whereas taking part in all three codecs of the sport.

“If I want to play for five to six years then it is very difficult for me to play three formats. Normally if you see the international cricketers around the world you will see they don’t retire from all the formats at one go,” he added.

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal [Image-Getty]

“I don’t want to indicate anything as I said it can be ODIs, Tests or T20s. I will play those two formats where I can contribute to the team and let go that format where I feel that I have nothing much to give,” mentioned Tamim.

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