Mashrafe used to blackmail Tamim for bat, reveals Tamim
Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is popularly known as a bowler, yet he tries to contribute with the bat in the time of his team’s necessity. But he prefers to do that with not his own bat rather the bat of his team-mate Tamim Iqbal.
Recently, the secret has been revealed by Tamim Iqbal in a Facebook live between him and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza when the opener asked Mashrafee in a sarcastic manner the story behind why he used to blackmail him and get his bat for batting.
According to Tamim Iqbal, the former Bangladesh skipper says things like ‘if you give me your bat then you will have a century, you give me your bat you will score run’ to convince Tamim to take his bat.
Meanwhile, admitting Tamim’s claim Mashrafe says playing with his bat gives him mental peace and that’s the reason why he used to do that so-called blackmailing thing with the opener for bat.
“Basically, the main reason is I have become sick that I can’t play without your bat. I don’t like others bat except yours. You have told me many times that okay I’m giving you two bats and you give me BDT one lakh, I said okay you would get your BDT one lakh, no problem at first give me the bat,” Mashrafe said during the Facebook live session.
However, the 36-year old cricketer never actually had to pay Tamim as promises were just for fun. “Then the money has always been due. That’s how it goes,” he added.