Bongabondhu T20 Cup
Tamim believes captaincy pressure is a media myth
Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal said that pressure of captaincy is a myth made by the media.
Tamim, who was the captain of a team in last month's BCB President's Cup, failed to take his team into the final and as he was not among runs whisper started to flow in the cricketing fraternity whether captaincy is having a toll on him considering he replaced Mashrafee bin Mortaza as a the ODI leader.
"I am yet to play a competitive match [since being named the captain of Bangladesh ODI side]. At first, I would need to play a competitive match. Pressure of captaincy is actually something made up by you people [the media]. I have not yet played any international game [as a captain]. I even said that the success of a captain should be judged based on the performance of the team over a year or a period of six months. And that is true for any leader in the world," said Tamim.
"You have to judge after at least 20-25 matches how much the captaincy is affecting my game. All of you start talking about the pressure of captaincy just after two or three games. No one can learn anything in just two or three games and it is true for everyone. A kid takes nine months to learn how to walk. But before that you cannot say that the kid can't walk," added Tamim.
Tamim also remained adamant that the false sense of burden created by the media does not affect his game in any way.
"I don't face any kinds of problems [with media creating hype and pressure]. I always said that I never dreamt of becoming the captain of the Bangladesh side. But now that I got it, I would try to do my best. Only time will tell if I will be any good at that," Tamim concluded.