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Bangladesh batter Tamim Iqbal’s T20 career ends
Tamim Iqbal, a batsman, has played for Bangladesh in T20 Internationals for more than 15 years. On Sunday, he said that he was retiring. The 33-year-old said this in a Facebook post not long after leading the ODI team to a 3-0 series win over the West Indies. Tamim told people on Facebook that he was giving up T20 international play. The official announcement put an end to the rumors that had been going around for the last week about Tamim’s plans to go back to the format he stopped doing in January of this year.
The great player said in January that he would be taking a six-month break from Twenty20 cricket. In March 2020, against Zimbabwe, the best player in Twenty20 scored 41 runs off 33 balls in his last match. In One-Day Internationals, he has led Bangladesh to five straight series wins, the most recent of which was against the West Indies on Saturday. From 2007 to 2018, Tamim played in 75 of Bangladesh’s 84 Twenty20 Internationals. He had an average of 24.65 runs per game and scored 1,701 runs.
He is the only Bangladeshi batter who has ever hit a century. Despite what the official statement says, Tamim is expected to play in domestic T20 competitions. He has played in every BPL season, which is why he has more runs than any other player in league history.
“My full focus will be on Tests and ODIs,” he had said on January 27, 2022. “We are preparing for the World Test Championship and the 2023 World Cup qualification. I will not be thinking about T20Is in the next six months.
“I hope those playing will do so well, that the team won’t need me in T20Is. But if God forbid the team or cricket board needs me, and I am ready, I will possibly think about it,” he added.