The venue was Harare in the year 2007 on February 9 when Tamim Iqbal made his debut in international cricket. He opened the innings for his team and was dismissed after scoring just 5 runs. The debutant failed miserably but captain showed faith in him as he was given another chance in the next match.
This time, he played cautiously and went on to score 30 runs in 32 deliveries. During this innings, he cleared the ropes 2 times and also scored 3 boundaries. So in all, his first international series was a dicey one for him as he could only score 35 runs in two matches but his team won bath the matches.
At that time, no one would have thought that the young guy will shatter all the records of his country and within a period of just 9 years, he will become the highest run scorer of his county in all formats.
Yesterday he added another feather to his cap when he became the first Bangladeshi player to score 1000 runs in T20I. Well, the Bangladeshi boy is seriously giving a tough fight to the players of other countries. In the current T20 world cup he is batting at a skyrocketing average of more than 200.
The Wisden cricketer of the year 2011 is the third youngest player to score 1000 runs in test cricket. Surely this man is a gem for the Bangladesh cricket. Till now the Bangladesh cricket team has seen many ups and downs but from one year they have been performing consistently. Last year as they qualified for the quarter-final of the World Cup 2015 but lost a controversial match to India. That’s not all they also defeated South Africa and India on Bangladeshi soil and this year they qualified for the finals of the Asia Cup.
Surely this team is at its peak and would like to continue their form in the upcoming years.
Talking about Tamim Iqbal, the star of Bangladesh cricket has scored 3118 runs in 42 test matches played till now at an average of 39.46. In one day international matches he has 4713 runs in his bag in 153 matches’ whereas in the shortest format of the game he jumped from 989 to 1092 in the last match as he scored a century in the last T20 match he played. He is the only Bangladeshi batsmen to score a century in all three formats. And is also few of the batsmen to score a century in T20 WC.
After watching all these records, achievements and current form of this man the other he will be the main player who will be targeted by the opposition bowlers. Bangladesh will take on Pakistan in their first match of the main round on March 16 at historic Eden garden in Kolkata.