Team will always come first: Tamim

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, who was given captaincy of the ODI side, said he would work hard to make sure that the team comes first.

Tamim, also the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in ODI, has been given the opportunity to lead his team 13 years after his debut.

The southpaw said he has always believed that if he can lead his team with his batting performances, then it was good enough.

But, when the opportunity came, Tamim did not want to let it go.

He recently joined an interview with former Indian cricketer cum commentator Sanjay Manjrekar on ESPNcricinfo where he opened up about his thoughts behind accepting the offer this time around.

“When the opportunity came this time, one of my coaches told me to ‘try it’. It’s better to say ‘I don’t want to do it’ and later regret that I had the opportunity to lead my country and I didn’t do it,” he said in the interview.UNB