Former Indian batter Aakash Chopra has in contrast Bangladesh cricket to a “cleaning soap opera” after the large 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 fully 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 staff’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 totally different. Bangladesh cricket is a narrative in itself. It’s like a cleaning soap opera. One participant says he received’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 received’t play.”
“The captain is available in and says he ought to bat down the order, the participant says he received’t. What is occurring, actually? These two are actually senior gamers. Earlier, I had heard that they had been excellent pals, 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 staff. Shakib termed him egocentric. It’s change into a giant story. This isn’t the way in which 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 type out the matter.
“Because the captain, Shakib may have messaged Tamim or spoken for a minute, saying, ‘I’ve this plan, I will focus on it with you later.’ I feel that might have resolved the whole challenge right here,” Mortaza stated in a Fb submit.
“In response to my cricket data, 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 staff. 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.