Tamim wants to talk to Kohli

Tamim wants to talk to Kohli

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has said that he would love to talk to world’s best batsman of current time, Virat Kohli. He likes to speak to some players. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ কোহলির সাথে কথা বলতে চান তামিম]

Tamim has been consistent since the World Cup 2015. He scored five hundreds in his last 28 innings and scored 1453 runs. He smashed a 142-ball 128 against England in the opening game of Champions Trophy at The Oval. He explains the main reason of his purple patch.

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“The last two years have been really good for me individually and as a team as well. I was concentrating on converting starts to a big scores that count for the team. This is what I normally focus on and I was lucky enough that I have done it,” he said.

Tamim usually likes to learn from great players. He had talked to Hashim Amla and Sachin Tendulkar. Now he wants to talk to India’s captain Virat Kohli whenever he gets chance.

“Technique wasn’t an issue for me. It was more mental than technical. I normally speak to a lot of people about my game whenever I get opportunities to talk to senior cricketers, coaches and even outside (foreign) cricketers. I love to talk because I know one thing – there’s no end to learning. You need to learn, learn and learn,” he explained.

“By talking to someone like Hashim Amla, you learn a lot of things. I’ve talked to a couple of Indian cricketers as well. I’ve spoken to Sachin in the past; the way he speaks, if you get one or two things from him, that might help you to become a better cricketer because he has done it so often. I’d love to talk to Virat as well if I get an opportunity because he’s the master of converting starts to big ones,” added Tamim.

The 28-year-old said that he tries to improve his game by talking to the right people.

“I’m not perfect, I have to swim through hell a lot of times. I just want to keep working on my game, speak to the right people on what they do when they go through these kind of things and then try to improve my game.”

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com