Bangladesh one-day captain Tamim Iqbal announced his shock retirement from international cricket, three months before the team begins its ODI World Cup campaign in India. The 34-year-old was in tears as he announced his decision to end his 16-year international career in a news conference.
Cricketing Career of Tamim Iqbal
As for Tamim Iqbal, he played 70 Test matches for Bangladesh scoring 5134 runs at an average of 38.89 with 10 tons to his name. He last played in the format in April against Ireland. As far as the ODIs is concerned, he played 241 matches amassing 8313 runs at an average of 36.62 with 14 centuries and 56 half-centuries. Tamim also ends his career as the highest run-scorer in ODIs for Bangladesh. Tamim was also part of Bangladesh team that famously beat India at the 2007 World Cup. The left-hander had scored a match-winning half-century in the chase. The veteran left-hander scored 5,134 runs from the 134 innings he played in 70 Tests, scoring 10 hundreds. He retired from Twenty20 internationals in 2022.