Bangladesh Captain Shakib Al Hasan Feels 'Incident' With Tamim Iqbal Could Have Impacted Team's Performance
The event with Tamim Iqbal "could be. I do not understand what everyone feels. I agree with what you said. It might have made a difference. Shakib told reporters at the press meeting after the game.
After Bangladesh lost by 87 runs to the Netherlands at the Eden Gardens on Sunday, their captain, Shakib Al Hasan, did not hold back when he spoke out. After the loss, Shakib talked badly about his players, saying things "do not get any worse" and that he did not understand what they were thinking.
Shakib also talked about how the "incident" between him and Tamim Iqbal might have affected how well the team did.
"That is possible. I do not understand what everyone feels. I agree with what you said. It might have made a difference. Shakib told reporters at the press meeting after the game.
There was a big fuss before the 2023 World Cup because Tamim Iqbal was not on Bangladesh's 15-person World Cup squad because of worries about his fitness. To everyone's surprise, Tamim said that he decided not to be picked after a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) member suggested that he bat in the middle order. An angry interview between Tamim and his former captain, Shakib Al Hasan, happened after this news came out. Shakib called Tamim's acts "childish."
Shakib also said that the team failed in all three areas against a strong Netherlands team.
"This is the worst we have been with the bat all tournament." "There is more cricket to come, and we need to get back on track. I know it will be hard, but we need to try to end the tournament on a high note," said Shakib, who only scored five runs on Saturday.
"We have been having a hard time all tournament; I do not know what the players are thinking," he said.
The experienced all-rounder was also not happy with the fielding, calling his men "sloppy."
It looked like we bowled really well, but we were really bad in the field." From where we were, they should have been limited to 160–170 words.
Bangladesh had set a goal of 230 runs to win, but the Netherlands beat them by 142 runs in 42.2 overs, pulling off another surprise. Bangladesh's hopes of winning the tournament are pretty much over now that they have lost five of their last six games. They only have two points.