Word War before Cricket World Cup 2023: It’s Shakib al Hasan Vs Tamim Iqbal As Bangladesh Captain Blasts Veteran Opener
Bangladesh has decided not to bring Tamim Iqbal with them to the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023.
After Tamim Iqbal was left out of Bangladesh's selection for the ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, captain Shakib Al Hasan took a swipe at the veteran batter. Tamim was chastised by Shakib for prioritising his own demands over those of the squad, calling him "childish."
Tamim returned to the Bangladesh team, although he was left off of the selection for the ODI World Cup. The batter has been dealing with a persistent back ailment.
On Wednesday, though, Tamim retracted his statement that he was eligible to compete in the forthcoming competition after being requested to bat down the order on his official Facebook page.
Without mentioning Tamim by name, Shakib discussed him, claiming that he only plays for personal records and is not a team player. "You are not even considering the team. Individuals are unaware of these facts.
Why was he presented with the proposal? For the team, that was. What about it is incorrect? When you accept such a request, you are a true team player.
You are not a team player until you are thinking that way. Individual records, success, notoriety, and name are what you are playing for. "Not for the team," Shakib stated, according to an ESPNCricinfo quote.
Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, supported the BCB's decision to bench Tamim, citing statements made by MS Dhoni that an injured player who continues to play is betraying his team and nation.
"People may question my ability, but someone with my level of success and wisdom, like MS Dhoni, once stated that a player who is not fit for play is betraying his team and nation. I believe that all of the players—not just Tamim—should embrace it," he continued.
The career of Rohit Sharma, who started at No. 7 and went on to amass over 10,000 runs, is an example of this. Is it a major issue if he bats at No. 3 or No. 4 occasionally? It is utterly immature. I will play with this bat. It's just for you to play.
For the team, a player should bat at any position. group first. Whether you make 100 or 200, it makes little difference if the team loses. When it comes to personal success, what can you do? You want to become well-known," he continued.
Bangladesh's World Cup campaign will begin on October 7 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala when they take against Afghanistan.
Bangladesh’s ODI World Cup 2023 squad: Shakib Al Hasan (C), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (Vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib