Tamim suggests to follow Mushfiqur, not Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli has been considered a role model in the world of cricket for the past few years in terms of hard work, discipline and fitness. However, Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal thinks that there is no need to look abroad. Mushfiqur Rahim can also be a role model for all cricketers in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur has always been considered the hardest working cricketer in the Bangladesh team. His discipline, dedication to practice, never absent from optional practice, have come up many times in the discussions.
That discussion took place again, on Saturday night in the Instagram chat of Tamim and Mushfiqur. Tamim joked about how difficult it is for Mushfiqur not to be able to practice under home quarantine at this time, “You haven’t held a bat for 40 days, it seems like it hasn’t happened in the last 10-12 years!”
Mushfiqur smiled and said, “I hold the bat, I bat as much as possible at home!” In this context, Tamim said, Mushfiqur can be followed by everyone in Bangladesh.
“You are the hardest working among us. I wonder how a man can work so much hard. I can’t do that much, I try to do as much as I need to play. Everyone gives the example of Virat Kohli, I think you are a great example in our country. If anyone follow you, he won’t need to see anyone else.”
Mushfiqur replied that he was trying so hard to keep his class in the same level like Tamim, Shakib Al Hasan or Mahmudullah Riyad. “But I always say, I am not a special talent like you or Shakib, or like Riyad Bhai. So, if I want to go to that stage, I have to do something special! That is why I work so hard.”