Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Former Indian batter Aakash Chopra has in contrast Bangladesh cricket to a “cleaning soap opera” after the huge controversy that has erupted over senior opener Tamim Iqbal’s non-selection of their World Cup 2023 squad.

The Bangladesh selectors left Tamim out of their 15-member squad and it was believed that the veteran cricketer had not utterly recovered from his again damage. The opener, although, claimed that he was match sufficient to go to India, however opted out after a senior BCB official requested him to bat down the order.

Reacting to Tamim’s claims, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan hit out at his teammate in an explosive interview and termed him as egocentric for not agreeing to vary his batting place for the group’s sake.

In a video on his YouTube channel, Chopra [2:30] took a dig at Bangladesh cricket over the controversy and commented:

“The Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Bangladesh cricket controversy is one thing completely different. Bangladesh cricket is a narrative in itself. It’s like a cleaning soap opera. One participant says he gained’t play, then he meets the prime minister. After he meets the PM, he says, okay I’ll do it for the nation. However then once more he says he gained’t play.”
“The captain is available in and says he ought to bat down the order, the participant says he gained’t. What is going on, actually? These two are actually senior gamers. Earlier, I had heard that they had been superb buddies, however that doesn’t appear the case now,” he added.

“It’s tata bye bye to Tamim Iqbal as he not a part of the group. Shakib termed him egocentric. It’s develop into an enormous story. This isn’t the best way you wish to strt the World Cup, however that’s the story of Bangladesh,” Chopra concluded.

Tamim just lately made a comeback to worldwide cricket and scored 44 off 58 balls within the second ODI in opposition to New Zealand in Dhaka.

Mashrafe Mortaza slams BCB over Tamim Iqbal controversy

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has blamed the Bangladesh Cricket Board for being unable to deal with the Tamim scenario adeptly. In response to Mortaza, Shakib ought to have personally spoken to the opener and tried to kind out the matter.

“Because the captain, Shakib might have messaged Tamim or spoken for a minute, saying, ‘I’ve this plan, I will talk about it with you later.’ I feel that will have resolved your entire concern right here,” Mortaza stated in a Fb put up.
“In response to my cricket information, this instruction of batting within the center order or skipping the primary sport ought to have come from coach, captain or a selector who will go along with the group. Not from any BCB official,” he added.

In the meantime, Bangladesh will start their World Cup 2023 marketing campaign in opposition to Afghanistan in Dharamsala on October 7.

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