Bangladesh’s veteran batter, Tamim Iqbal, has announced his retirement from T20Is after guiding his team to a series win against West Indies. Tamim has been one of Bangladesh’s veteran players of the current generation. He has already stated that he will bid goodbye to international cricket completely after the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Tamim’s retirement shouldn’t come across as a shock as he had earlier stated that he would clear his position regarding his T20I future before the six-month deadline ended after confusion surrounding it. He also took a six-month break from T20Is on January 27 this year.
Tamim Iqbal Announces Retirement From T20Is
Tamim shared a status on his official Facebook page stating that he has retired from T20Is. The statement came right after Bangladesh cruised to a thumping win in Guyana over West Indies in the 3rd ODI of the series. Bangladesh whitewashed the Windies and Tamim won the Player of the Series award too.
“Please consider me retired from T20Is from today. Thank you everyone,” Tamim Iqbal wrote on his official Facebook page in Bangla. The Bangladesh ODI skipper played 78 T20Is and scored 1758 runs at an average of 24.08 and a strike rate of 117.2 that included one century and seven fifties.