New Delhi. Before the World Cup (World Cup 2023), there was a dispute in the Bangladesh team. This dispute arose between the team’s senior players Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Somehow, this controversy had an impact on the team. Now, about one and a half months after the World Cup, Shakib Al Hasan was asked, how is your relation with Tamim Iqbal? Shakib gave a very strange answer to this question.
During an interview with Daily Star, a journalist asked Shakib, how is your relation with Tamim Iqbal? Responding to this, Shakib Al Hasan said, “Look, our focus is on some other issue. “I am not at all interested in the question you have asked.”
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Despite this, some more questions were asked to Shakib. This time he was asked whether if Tamim Iqbal had been in the team, would the team’s position have been a little better in the World Cup? Shakib said, “It is difficult to say. If he had played well then undoubtedly we would have been in a good place and the team would have been performing well. At the same time, if we had played poorly we would have been in the same position. Therefore, it is a bit difficult to answer this question.”
Let us tell you that before the World Cup, Tamim Iqbal has told the Cricket Board that due to injury he will not be able to play more than 5 matches for Bangladesh in the World Cup. Bangladesh team captain Shakib Al Hasan had said in response that if BCB accepts this statement of Tamim Iqbal, then he will not participate in the World Cup. This controversy had raised many questions in front of BCB. After which Tamim had to be out of the World Cup.
Tags: Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal
FIRST PUBLISHED: January 1, 2024, 06:31 IST