Tamim Iqbal has spoken about his career and keys to success in an exclusive interview with ICC. He has some woes on his career, but wants to do better in future. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সেরাদের কাতারে থাকতে চান তামিম]
Tamim had fitness issues in past. But now he has improved a lot in his fitness alongside his batting. He said that concentrating on fitness has helped him score big.
“Fitness was a big thing. I concentrated on fitness a lot. I lost almost 10kg in the last two years – that definitely helped. The mindset as well. I wanted to get big scores and didn’t want to throw the wicket away, but it still happens. I still get out in 50s and 60s but I try to make sure that when the opportunity comes, I make it count,” said Tamim.
As a batsman, fans always have high expectations on Tamim. Some people hope him to score big every match. In the past, the left-hander had chances, but could not convert it into a big one. He has improved in this part in last two years. His aim is to continue in this way and be happy of his achievements.
“I could have been in a different league. The worst part is, I had that opportunity and I never converted those 70s and 80s to hundreds. If I had scored around five more centuries, by now I would have had 15-16 hundreds. But I’m just 28 and there are six-seven years to go. If I can continue what I’m doing now and convert those starts to big scores, you never know, I’ll end up in a place where I’ll be really happy,” he concluded.
Tamim has scored 3677 runs in Tests, 5578 ODI runs and 1202 runs in T20Is for Bangladesh. He is the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in all formats. He has the most number of centuries for Tigers too.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com