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Tamim refuses to comment on Tiger’s performance from outside



Photo: Tamim Iqbal, Cricfrenzy


Former Tiger captain Tamim Iqbal said he is not in position to comment from outside as Bangladesh are suffering from batting depth in the ongoing Asia Cup.

Tamim was ruled out of Asia Cup due to his back injury. At the same time, he has stepped down as Bangladesh's ODI captain to give more clarity to the team and the BCB ahead of the World Cup.

Despite starting with a big loss against Sri Lanka, they secured the Super Four by defeating Afghanistan. However, Bangladesh have lost in the first match of the Super Four stage against Pakistan. He refused to comment on such poor performance of the team.

“I should not comment on games from here. Because those who are there, I am sure they are trying their best. I don’t want to comment from outside, I'm not that kind of person. I am also part of the team. Trying to prepare myself quickly so that I can give my best when the opportunity comes. I think one should not comment on poor performance,” Tamim said in a showroom opening program in capital on Friday.

Bangladesh has been a very good ODI team in the last few years. That's why there is hope about the ODI format Asia Cup. Although this tournament is not performing as expected and Tamim is not willing to be disappointed now.

“Obviously, I'm watching the games. I must be disappointed if we don't play well. I don't think one or two poor performances will make me forget the hard work of the last five-six years. It could happen sometimes. I think we are still a very good team in ODIs. Even it is nothing to panic if one or two games played poorly. Everyone in the dressing room believes we are a better team than we have been in the last two or three games,” he added.