The left-handed opening batsman also said that the team had to go through many obstacles in their journey to become one of the most successful teams.
“That’s how it goes, you know. When your team is winning games, when your team is playing better cricket people will notice you, people will respect you. And we deserve the respect we are getting.
“As a team, we have come up a long way. That time we were ranked 10th, now we are ranked sixth. As I told you before, it didn’t come easy. We had to go through a lot of lost matches, hard work and criticism as well. But the last two years has been brilliant for Bangladesh cricket. [We are] probably one of the most successful teams in the world if you see in the last two years,” he said.
Bangladesh have a win-loss ratio of 1.34 since 2015, the most among all Asian Test teams. No doubt, Bangladesh have started to become consistent. The Tigers will need to keep kn improving.
“We just need to carry on those things and keep on improving. We know one thing that we need to improve a hell of a lot is to be consistent in international cricket and beat good teams like India, England or Pakistan. We have to keep improving and that’s what we are looking for.”
Bangladesh will take on against England in the opening game of 2017 Champions Trophy at The Oval on June 1. Tamim hopes his team repeat the history again. But for that, they have to work hard.
“We’ve done well against [England], but they are playing in home conditions and they have some serious individual players as well. If we want to repeat the result again, we have to be on top of our game in all departments because England is a very, very strong team,” he added.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com