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Tamim officially says goodbye to T20I





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Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal has announced his retirement from T20I as he posted his decision on social media after the Tigers clinched the ODI series 3-0 in West Indies on Saturday.

Tamim took to social media to announce his decision, "Please consider me retired from T20Is from today. Thank you, everyone." 

The left-handed opener last played a T20 international in December 2020 against Zimbabwe. He was not at the scene of T20Is even though the game started after the Covid pandemic.

He did not play T20 due to injuries at the beginning. Despite returning from injury, he did not play in the last T20 World Cup in Oman and UAE as he withdrew himself from the World Cup to give opportunities to youngsters.

On January 27 this year, Tamim had decided to stay out of the national T20 squad for the next six months but also said that he might return to the side if needed ahead of this year's T20 World Cup in Australia in October.

However, he has decided to announce his position before the six-month break period, which will end this month.

Tamim Iqbal has played 78 T20Is for the Bangladesh side and has amassed 1758 runs at an average of 24.08 and a strike rate of close to 120.

The 33-year-old left-hander has also scored a hundred and 7 fifties in T20I cricket. Tamim is the 3rd highest run-scorer for the Bangladesh side in this format of the game.