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Tamim feels it’s difficult to motivate a struggling side





Photo: Tanvin Tamim / Cricfrenzy

|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh ODI’s skipper Tamim Iqbal on Sunday said that the experience of leading a struggling side in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup will help him to guide his national teammates in the upcoming days, provided he takes lessons from it.

‘’One should feel every experience. When you are playing at the top level that is one thing and when you are going down you need to learn from that as well,’’ Tamim told reporters at the Sher-e-Bangla National on Sunday.

‘’The most important thing is that whether I am learning from it or not. If I can learn from here and if a similar situation arrives in the future and I react better (as a captain) then you can say this experience is paying dividends. It is difficult to motivate a team that is not doing well. There are some talented young players in our team and I talk with them quite regularly,’’ he said.

Tamim replaced Mashrafee bin Mortaza as the ODI leader after the inspirational skipper stepped down from the position after the home series in March.

Tamim said that motivating a struggling side is always difficult and the best thing to do is to lead from the front.

‘’During this time( when the team is going through crisis) I think it is better to lead with the bat instead of talking because I can talk the whole day but if I make the same mistake then there is no value( of my talking). So I have to show them actually what I want because after that they will value my advice,’’ said Tamim.

‘’Say apart from the second match ( scoring unbeaten 77 runs) in the last three matches I got out after making 30 and now if I could translate one of those starts than they could have got a good message,’’ he said.