‘Stokes was rude but Bairstow started everything’

‘Stokes was rude but Bairstow started everything’

Bangladesh’s majestic opener, Tamim Iqbal was phenomenal throughout the England series and it was his century which helped Bangladesh to have their first test win against the creator of cricket, England.

Recently Tamim Iqbal had a chat with Daily Prothom Alo where he talked about the whole series, his stories if regaining form and many other things.

The whole cricket world saw the fight between Stokes and Tamim in the ODI series and it continued till the end though Bairstow was the main villain there.

Tamim said, “That was not an important incident but Stokes said sorry later on. But the fact is my collision started against Bairstow who rolled my hand while shaking and then Stokes joined the party. Even in the practice match Bairstow did the same to Tanveer.”

The whole series were so entertaining that the world couldn’t take eyes off the matches. All the ODI matches and even the two tests were full of drama and uncertainty. Bangladesh didn’t have such exciting series in their history.

Vice captain of Bangladesh’s test side talked about the whole series in a inspiring tone.

He said, “Yes that was a hell of a series. We believed that we would win in ODI but confidence for the test matches was not that high.”

Dashing Opener added, “We planned differently this time for test like making spinning track, batting aggressively and others.”

Tamim also said, “Our belief for winning test grew after the close match at Chittagong.”

He added, “The belief was circulated amongst each player rapidly. We could have won both the series but I must say it was an interesting series for all of us.”

The wickets in both the test matches were different. Different in a sense that Bangladesh haven’t provided such complicated for the batsmen in their history. But it was done to have results.

Tamim Iqbal said, “It was a tough spinning track but tough for both the teams, even we had not played in this kind of pitches. We were mentally strong and solid in technique.”

Vice captain said, “I had difficulties in the start of the innings but I had plans.”

He added, “I wanted to be passionate in the first test while in the second test I was aggressive and scored a ton. I targeted different bowlers in different periods of the game.”

Tamim Iqbal praised all the batsmen in his side. It was a tough series and Batsmen learnt a lot.

Iqbal lastly said, “Our batsmen were excellent. If I consider the situations, Mushfiq’s two small innings in Chittagong, Mahmudullah’s little knocks in all the matches can be compared to centuries.”

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