Sudden departure of Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal from his county club Essex fomented speculations about being victim of ‘hate crime’ in England, in recent times, a term that refers to the ‘terrorist attack upon Muslim community in Europe’ despite the fact that both Tamim Iqbal and Essex club authority noted ‘personal reason’ behind the cricketer’s early exit. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সংবাদমাধ্যমে মিথ্যা প্রচারে ক্ষুদ্ধ তামিম]
In one of the well circulated online portals of Bangladesh, Tamim expressed his frustration upon the issue while he said he is agitated watching the false news publications all around.
“Look, it is unjustified to spread a matter which is not literally true. It is not right for me and for the country from which I departed. It is also harmful for the club authorities who honored even after I wanted to depart early,” said Tamim.
Tamim told the incident was not only linked with him but also with his wife who had to go through a lot of harassment for the false publications.
“My wife had to receive unwanted calls and messages and explain things to people that she is okay and anything like that did not happen at all over there. I was getting upset because she doesn’t deserve that,” Tamim said again.
The flamboyant Bangladesh opener continued saying, “I was surprised and felt much wrong about the incident. First of all, when I pointed out to ‘personal reason’, I think everyone should respect that. I hoped, they would, at least, wait till my arrival in the country, would talk to me in that regard and then write. But unfortunately it did not happen like that.”
“It was surprising how they tried to make a ‘not true’ into a ‘truth’. In these case one should have decent proofs if they wanted to prove an incident after somebody denied,” Tamim said.
“I did not ask for excuses because it is a matter of personal choice. I did not want to prolong the issue as me and my family had to suffer a lot after the incident,” Tamim Iqbal added.
“Anyway every incident brings some lessons. I’ve also learnt from these things. Hope whoever did it, also got some lessons,” Tamim reckoned.
Tamim Iqbal went to England on 8th of July to play nine matches of the NatWest T20 Blast, 2017 for Essex but he came back to the country on 11th of July citing personal reasons after just playing a single match.
The hard hitter is going to appear in his 50th Test match in the forthcoming home series against Australia.