Ramiz finds Saeed Anwar in Tamim’s batting
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja thinks that the batting of Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal has the impression of former Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar. He has praised Tamim in a recent conversation with him.
Ramiz wants to know about Tamim’s favorite left-arm batsman in a YouTube live show. “I’ve been a big fan of Sanath Jayasuriya and Saeed Anwar from the very beginning of watching cricket,” Tamim replied.
“You’ve the style of Saeed Anwar in your batting,” Ramiz said echoing Tamim’s words. Tamim smiled softly and said, “I don’t think so. Saeed Anwar was a batsman of another level.”
In reply, Ramiz said,
“The way you turn the ball while batting reminds me of Saeed Anwar. I played a lot with him. He was also a natural batsman like you.”
Tamim also spoke about the playing technique of short ball of the subcontinent batsmen. Recalling the advice of legendary Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara, Tamim said, “The ball doesn’t bounce as much as England or South Africa in our condition.
“7-8 years ago I talked to Kumar Sangakkara. He said the best way to play short ball is to keep the body in front. You can play short ball well with the front of the body. Then you can survive against the short ball. You can defend the ball or play hook or pool shot.”