I can’t remember it at all: Tamim replies to Imrul’s allegation against Kohli
A week and a half ago, the national team’s opener Imrul Kayes gave interesting information in a live chat. Tamim Iqbal once silenced Virat Kohli in a cricket field. In the face of Kohli’s constant sledging, Kohli could not say anything more in response to Tamim.
Imrul did not say whether it was a grave incident or a match. However, the left-arm batsman insisted that Kohli did not sledge him after that day. But Tamim Iqbal himself does not remember when he sledged Virat Kohli.
In a YouTube live chat with former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja on Thursday, Tamim could not remember exactly when he sledged Kohli. However, the ODI captain of the Bangladesh team did not forget to remind him of the friendly relationship he had with Kohli off the field.
He told Ramiz,
“Brother Ramiz, I don’t know what he (Imrul) is talking about. I can’t remember it at all. Something like this happens in the cricket field. That is with India or any team. But we are all friends. We play on the field with a lot of dedication, then we actually leave the field but we are all friends.”
“Kohli and I attended a camp in Australia in 2007,” Imrul said in a live session some days ago. “We have had a good relationship ever since. I played against him for the first time in 2011 after joining the national team. Kohli was constantly sledging me. I was surprised. He was still sledging after having such a good relationship.”
Imrul then told Tamim without saying anything himself, “I thought he was still sledging after a good month! But I did not answer myself. I told Tamim that he was sledging. Then Tamim sledged him again. Tamim can do these well, he is very aggressive on the field. Kohli has not sledged me since then.”