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BlindSupporterofBD
September 8, 2010, 08:16 AM
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The more I practice, the better I get: An interview with Tamim Iqbal
by Iqbal Eusuf
Published: 9th September, 2010
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</td> </tr> </tbody></table></td> </tr> </tbody></table></td> </tr> </tbody></table> Bangladesh's star batsman Tamim Iqbal is now in Sydney, Australia to see a specialist for a niggling injury to his wrist. During this visit, dedicated BanglaCricket member Iqbal Eusuf, who also happens to be the Chief Editor of the expatriat newspaper "Probashe Bangladesh" managed to have Tamim Iqbal share a few thoughts with him. We are proud to be able to republish the interview on BanglaCricket.
BanglaCricket: How are you feeling?

Tamim Iqbal Fantastic! After getting here I got to meet some of my old school friends that I hadn’t seen for almost 4/5 years. I have been to many countries but I must say that Australia is one of the most beautiful.

BC: You have been nominated for ICC Best Test player of the year. How do you feel about it?

TI: I had mentioned in earlier an interview in Bangladesh that I would like to win an ICC award. This nomination is just the first step towards that goal. The ICC Award considers the period from July to June. But I only got the opportunity to play Tests since January. Essentially, I was nominated on the basis of my performance of the last 6 months only and not the entire year. Whether I win or not, I am really delighted to be nominated. I will try to do much better in the future.

BC: You are considered one of the best opening batsmen in the world right now. Who else, other than yourself, helped you get here?

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</td> </tr> <tr> <td><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td class="border"> The more I practice, the better I get ... I still have a long way to go.
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TI: There are quite a number of people behind this achievement. First, I have to think of my father. The only reason I am playing in the national team now is because of him. My elder brother too was an inspiration to me. Other than family, I must mention our fielding coach Salauddin bhai. I am very thankful to him and even to this day I practice with him. Jamie Siddons has worked with me a lot. The more I practice, the better I get. I don’t want to stagnate for I still have a long way to go.

BC: At the last world cup we made it to the 2nd round and your aggressive batting helped us beat India. In this world cup, we will be playing in home conditions and fans have very high expectations from you. What are your and the team’s goals for this cup?

TI: Every team has a goal and we too have ours. We have two weak teams in our group and we will be playing in our home conditions. We must be able to make the best of it. We are all hoping to reach, at least, the quarter finals. Do pray for us!
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</td> </tr> </tbody></table></td> </tr> </tbody></table></td> </tr> </tbody></table>BC: You have already played some memorable innings. Which one would you rate the best?

TI: My best innings is yet to come. Of the ones I have played, I think my 154 against Zimbabwe is one of the best I have played. I rank this very highly because we were chasing a huge score and I had to take extra risks to maintain the asking rate.

BC: Where do you see Bangladesh in three years in terms of rankings?

TI: Not three exactly, but I believe that in five years Bangladesh will be ranked sixth or seventh. Inshallah.

BC: Shakib (Shakib al Hassan) is playing county cricket at this time. Mash (Mashrafe Murtaza), Ash (Mohammad Ashraful), Raz (Abdur Razzaq) already played for the IPL. If you could choose between the IPL and county cricket, what would you choose?
TI: Obviously the IPL

BC: Why? Is it the money?
TI: Yeah, money is one reason. The other reason is that all the best cricketers of the world are playing in the IPL at the moment. And I want to play with them. The IPL is a venue where I will be able to learn a lot. But I don’t want to just sit out all the 14 matches and make my money. I really do want to play in the IPL and show my skills.

BC: Before coming to Sydney, you had some issues with the BCB regarding tickets and treatment cost. Has this been resolved?

TI: Actually, it was just a simple misunderstanding. I was making a request according to the current BCB rules, but perhaps the person was not aware of the current rules. That’s why the issue arose. It’s all settled now.
BC: Let’s move on to match fixing or spot fixing. Have you ever been approached?

TI: [laughs] Let’s leave this out. Actually, if you read CricInfo, you will find out.

BC: Bangladesh has been looking for a long time to find a suitable opening partner for you. Do you think that we have a balanced opening pair now?
TI: I think Imrul (Imrul Kayes) is doing a fantastic job.

BC: Isn’t his strike rate a little bit slow for ODIs?

TI: No, not really. We have a game plan and we all try to follow it. I have the license to play aggressively from the very the first ball most of the time. On the other hand, Imrul is often instructed to hold the other end and stay at the crease foe a long time. And he is upholding his responsibility 100%. Don’t forget that most of the time we struggle to play for the full 50 overs.

BC: What we see these days is that a good start by you or Imrul is squandered and we have lost the next three or four wickets in short order. Why is this happening so frequently?

TI: Our team is still very young and inexperienced. The more we play the stronger opponents, the faster we will overcome this problem.

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</td> </tr> </tbody></table></td> </tr> </tbody></table></td> </tr> </tbody></table> BC: Our bowling has become a concern for the last few months. What do you think about it?

TI: Well, our pace bowling has always been a concern. Even just a few years ago, we were wondering when we would get a pacer who can bowl at 140kmh. Now we have two guys (Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam) both of whom can bowl at 140. But then, they are very young and inexperienced. We have to give them time.
When I played my first match against India, I was apprehensive about facing a 140kmh plus ball. Will I be able to see it? Now? I am not afraid of any bowler in the world. This has come from my international match experiences. So, give these guys some time and they will be assets for Bangladesh cricket.

BC: After your retirement, how you want fans to remember you?
TI: First, as a good and kind human being. Then, I want people to remember me by saying “Tamim Iqbal Khan was a very good cricketer”.

BC: You have lots of fans in Australia and in Bangladesh. They love Bangladesh cricket and they love you. They pray for you from the depths of their heart. They want to see more wins. Do you want to say anything to them via our newspaper?

TI: I would say compared to others we Bangladeshis are quite impatient. All the other Test teams are very experienced. They have been playing for more than 30/40 years. It took India more than 20 years to win their first Test. We have been in competitive cricket for only the last 10 years. I had said in an interview in London that if you open a chocolate factory today, you won’t be ready to compete with say Cadburys in just five years. Cadburys has been in the market for a long time and you’ll need more time to be able to compete. We need more time too. Just six or seven years ago, we were not playing for wins. Now, it doesn’t matter who the opposition is. We play to win. I will plead with the fans to not be impatient and to stay with us. Give us another four or five years, and we will win consistently. Inshallah.

BC: Thank you very much for spending your valuable time with us. We wish your quick recovery and a Happy Eid in Australia
TI: Thank You.
PS

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</td> </tr> </tbody></table></td> </tr> </tbody></table></td> </tr> </tbody></table> After the formal interview ended, we were chatting and I happened to ask Tamim about his now famous gesture at Lords after securing his first century at Lords. He sprinted towards the pavilion, banged his team badge on his chest, and outlined a rectangle with his hands, before gesticulating (soccer style) to something on his back.
Tamim Iqbal: [Laughs] You know at Lords, if you make a century or take five wickets, your name is enshrined forever on the Lords Honour Board. I was desperate to get my name on there. There was this guy who was has been writing the names on this board for the last 18 years. So during a break (when I had crossed 50 runs) I jokingly asked him to make a half-sized board for me as I had just made a 50. The guy laughed and said, you make a century and I will put your name on it immediately. I told him don't worry get ready to write. So after my century, I was telling him that I hgot my century so you better keep your promise and write my name immediately.
PPS

In another conversation I had told him that he seems to be very bold and positive compared to some of other players. He laughed and replied, "It all depends on form. When you are in form, you feel confident all the time".

BlindSupporterofBD
September 8, 2010, 08:19 AM
There was a question about his injury and treatment, but I haven't include it becuase he instructed me not to include.

Zeeshan
September 8, 2010, 08:21 AM
Nothing about his BMW?

simon
September 8, 2010, 08:32 AM
thanks so much to BSOBD bhai for this wonderful article.:)
i like what he said abt Imrul,Shafi and Rubel.
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shabbir
September 8, 2010, 08:50 AM
There was a question about his injury and treatment, but I haven't include it becuase he instructed me not to include.

Tamim gets same advice

Opener Tamim Iqbal got a second opinion on his injured finger in Sydney yesterday and received the same suggestion that his English physician had given him during their last England tour.

"What we learnt is that the Australian doctor (Douglus Wheen) also gave him the same suggestion and he can continue his batting. Tamim will have to decide on whether he will go for surgery. He will consult with another doctor (Gregory Hoy) on Thursday in Melbourne and after that we will receive the final outcome," informed BCB's media committee chairman, Jalal Yunus yesterday.

Tamim went to Australia for a consult of his hand, which he injured during an ODI in Chittagong against India on November 5 last year.

The board took the decision to send him Down Under as the dashing left-hander had been experiencing lingering pain on the injury.

-Daily Star

roman
September 8, 2010, 09:05 AM
Good interview...Hope and pray that he recovers soon...

beshideshi
September 8, 2010, 10:00 AM
Tamim Iqbal: My best innings is still to come. But so far I think the innings I played against Zimbabwe (154)

Ohhhh Tamim, this is the kind of cockiness we expect from you.

Murad
September 8, 2010, 10:36 PM
Tamim Iqbal Khan's Interview with Probashe Bangladesh (Sydney Based Bangladeshi community newspaper)
Probashe Bangladesh: How are you feeling in Sydney?
Tamim Iqbal: Excellent! After coming here I have got the opportunity to meet some of my school friends which is really cool. I am meeting them almost after 4/5 years. I have visited many countries but I will not hesitate to say that Australia is one of the most beautiful among them.
Probashe Banlgadesh: This year you have been nominated for ICC Best test player of the year. What is your feeling about it?
Tamim Iqbal: I told in an interview in Bangladesh that I would like to win an ICC award. This nomination is the first step towards the goal. ICC Award year is considered from July to June. But I got the opportunity to play test only after January. So basically they have nominated me based on my last 6 months performance (not the whole year). So, weather I get the award or not I am happy to be selected. I will try to do much better in coming years.

Deserves a new thread.
Mods please make it a new thread so everyone can read it. Otherwise it will go unnoticed like many other interviews. Thanks.

Zunaid
September 8, 2010, 11:07 PM
^^
I am going to publish this soon as a front page article.

Zeeshan
September 9, 2010, 12:25 AM
Good job BlindsupporterofBD. Can't help but smirk at Tamim's natural cockiness as signature trait. :)

Neel Here
September 9, 2010, 12:27 AM
nice interview but needs editing for grammar and typos. it's a bit jarring, like biriyani'te kankor. :)

Baundule
September 9, 2010, 01:45 AM
Which are the two weak teams in our group? I think, we have lost against all of them not much time ago.

ahnaf
September 9, 2010, 02:23 AM
Great job... Thanks..

shakibrulz
September 9, 2010, 02:28 AM
Good read. Lets not be impatient and give them 5 more years for building a good team and winning consistently. I bet Imrul, Jahurul, Junaid, Shafiul, Rubel etc are gonna improve over time and give Tamim, Shaks etc good support.

auntu
September 9, 2010, 03:10 AM
Very good interview. One of the best.

Probashe Bangladesh: Bangladesh team is looking for your most suitable opening partner for a long time. Do you think that we have a balanced opening pair now?
Tamim Iqbal: I think Imrul is doing a fantastic job.
Probashe Bangladesh: Isn’t he little bit slow on strike rate for one day?
Tamim Iqbal: Not really. We have some game plan. We all try to follow it. I have the license to play aggressive from the first ball most of the time. Therefore, I am bit more aggressive. But most of the time Imrul is instructed to stay at the crease for long period and hold one end. And I think he is maintaining his responsibility 100%. Don’t forget that most of the game we struggle to play for full 50 over.


Thanks to Tamim for backing up Imrul. I don't know why people doesn't see his achievements?

Antora
September 9, 2010, 03:44 AM
Nice interview :)

Zunaid
September 9, 2010, 03:46 AM
An updated, extended and augmented version of the interview is now on the front page. Go read it - there are pictures and a very interesting anecdote at the end!

Articles and Features

The more I practice, the better I get: An interview with Tamim Iqbal
Iqbal Eusuf

Bangladesh's star batsman Tamim Iqbal is now in Sydney, Australia to see a specialist for a niggling injury to his wrist. During this visit, dedicate BanglaCricket member Iqbal Eusuf, who also happens to be the Chief Editor of the expatriat newspaper "The Probashe Bangladesh" managed to have Tamim Iqbal share a few thoughts with him. We are proud to be able to republish the interview on BanglaCricket.

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[Thanks Iqbal and Probashe Bangladesh]

auntu
September 9, 2010, 04:17 AM
Thanks a lot Boss.

Baundule
September 9, 2010, 04:19 AM
That was a quick initiative. Great job!

MohammedC
September 9, 2010, 04:25 AM
Nice interview. Thanks Iqbal Yusuf/Eusuf.

Habib
September 9, 2010, 04:41 AM
So were Tamim's friends present during the interview? Or the photo of Tamim with friends were just the stuffs of PB?

simon
September 9, 2010, 04:47 AM
Very good interview. One of the best.



Thanks to Tamim for backing up Imrul. I don't know why people doesn't see his achievements?
me neither.
i think Bhimrul and Rakibul r our assets in Odis.
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Zunaid
September 9, 2010, 04:50 AM
So were Tamim's friends present during the interview? Or the photo of Tamim with friends were just the stuffs of PB?

Look closely at the background.

lamisa
September 9, 2010, 05:28 AM
nice interview,thanks a lot!

btw,antora,he's coming to melbourne.won't u stalk him:P?

magic boy
September 9, 2010, 05:38 AM
thanks for the contribution. nice interview indeed.thank you Mr.Eusuf

beshideshi
September 9, 2010, 05:50 AM
I didn't like him choosing IPL over county cricket :p how can he even think of bang bang T20 as a better learning compared to the toughest domestic competition in the world?

Nadim
September 9, 2010, 06:06 AM
Thanks Bhai.

btw this is from PA.
http://i56.tinypic.com/2rnc45e.jpg

TIK chok eto LAL ken...mone hoy Australia giya sadha meyeder sathe tanki marteche tai gum kom hocche..:-p

Nadim
September 9, 2010, 06:07 AM
Thanks Bhai.

btw this is from PA.
http://i56.tinypic.com/2rnc45e.jpg

TIK chok eto LAL ken...mone hoy Australia giya sadha meyeder sathe flirt korteche tai gum kom hocche..:-p

akabir77
September 9, 2010, 07:09 AM
Which are the two weak teams in our group? I think, we have lost against all of them not much time ago.
bd losing to any team doesn't make them strong...

akabir77
September 9, 2010, 07:11 AM
wished you have asked about the incident in IR. since you your self living abroad was a perfect man to ask the question what he meant when he said...

other than that good interview...

thanks

Habib
September 9, 2010, 07:41 AM
Thanks Bhai.

btw this is from PA.
http://i56.tinypic.com/2rnc45e.jpg

TIK chok eto LAL ken...mone hoy Australia giya sadha meyeder sathe flirt korteche tai gum kom hocche..:-p

Na mone hoy Friend der sathe boshe Ganja tanteche.

sir john
September 9, 2010, 08:28 AM
GOOD interview.

BlindSupporterofBD
September 9, 2010, 08:32 AM
Zunaid Bh,
A very special Thanks to you for giving your professional touch the interview. It looks very professional now. Have a Nice Eid to you and all your family members (including Banglacricket members).

Thanks & Regards,
Iqbal Eusuf

Tiger444
September 9, 2010, 08:41 AM
I didn't like him choosing IPL over county cricket :p how can he even think of bang bang T20 as a better learning compared to the toughest domestic competition in the world?

To me thats surprising as well..IPL is not nearly as good as county cricket..it might not have the star power IPL has but all 3 formats are played all the teams are really competitive..and we all saw how much Ash learned from Tendulkar..fact is these players aren't gonna make you better..their just teammates for not 2 long of a time..and their usually practicing on their game before they start giving tips to others..I think its mainly the money he likes in the IPL..money will come for Tamim and he should understand that..he's so young and still has a ways to go and county cricket will be much better for him then the IPL..and I was hoping that soon he'll get a county contract but it doesn't seem he's going aggressively for one..

roman
September 9, 2010, 08:49 AM
I didn't like him choosing IPL over county cricket :p how can he even think of bang bang T20 as a better learning compared to the toughest domestic competition in the world?
Money talks brother....

Zunaid
September 9, 2010, 09:35 AM
I think he is a tad bit peeved at getting neither a county contract nor an IPL. I wonder if his comment about not wanting to sit around for 14 matches and still get paid was a dig at someone.

Zunaid
September 9, 2010, 09:37 AM
To add. I love his arrogance. He reminds me of me : )

Ajfar
September 9, 2010, 09:41 AM
I didn't like him choosing IPL over county cricket :p how can he even think of bang bang T20 as a better learning compared to the toughest domestic competition in the world?

I don't think that question was worded right. Look at shakib's he managed to stay with his county team through out a large part of the season, and assuming he was part of an IPL team, I don't think they would have clashed together. A lot of the IPL star players also play county cricket, they manage to do both. Tamim was asked to choose only one of them. But if you think about it ideally if he gets selected for a county team and an IPL team, he can easily do both.

Nafi
September 9, 2010, 10:40 AM
Tamim Iqbal: Obviously IPL

An Idiotic answer

deshifan
September 9, 2010, 12:17 PM
bhai, matha thanda rakh new zealand er sathe.
ekta chokka marar por next ball-e abar marte jais na...pleeeeeease

simon
September 9, 2010, 12:37 PM
Tamim has the right to choose IPL or County,why do we need to judge his choice?

Habib
September 9, 2010, 12:46 PM
Tamim has the right to choose IPL or County,why do we need to judge his choice?

Why not? It's a message forum & people have the right to express their opinion. It's not like we are forcing him to do something.

Miraz
September 9, 2010, 02:38 PM
Good interview. Many thanks for sharing with us.

betaar
September 9, 2010, 04:25 PM
Tamim has the right to choose IPL or County,why do we need to judge his choice?

I guess we all are entitled to our opinion. But the way BC members are acting, as if Tamim is a SUPER human, not just a cricketer.
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Tiger-ess
September 9, 2010, 06:53 PM
Well from interviews I've seen/heard/read of him, it seemed to me like he wanted to play county cricket with passion!! and that he would pick county over anything anyday..

cricket_king
September 9, 2010, 08:09 PM
I guess we all are entitled to our opinion. But the way BC members are acting, as if Tamim is a SUPER human, not just a cricketer.
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Well considering he wants to "learn" and "improve" his game, it would be more worthwhile to play some test and ODI cricket in the seaming tracks of England, rather than scoring 40 off 20 balls every game on flat decks of India.

Zeeshan
September 9, 2010, 08:40 PM
Well considering he wants to "learn" and "improve" his game, it would be more worthwhile to play some test and ODI cricket in the seaming tracks of England, rather than scoring 40 off 20 balls every game on flat decks of India.

Disagree. You make it seem that one cannot improve from the latter. Quite the contrary. Even if one becomes a hard hitting pinch hitter, one can still take his game further by refining it. May be it will not prepare him for dead rubber but at least it will hone his T20 skills.

That's why old masters of art, music or even martial arts would give a student a single work to be copied over and over and over again till they mastered it and became second nature. I guess same theory applies.

fuzzy
September 9, 2010, 08:54 PM
i really like the example of cadbury.

nahaz
September 10, 2010, 01:44 AM
Firstly, he seems like the only proper man in either of those pictures. He is very sellable as a star commodity..

Regarding IPL/County, I really hope he places top priority in County. He should play IPL obviously :) because of the money, but county is what will improve him as a cricketer. If he wants to be better than just a Bangladeshi opener who can score at times and more like a world-class opener who is better than Saeed Anwar and Puma/Nike/ Tag Heuer etc. all line up to sponsor him, he'll be earning more overall and his job satisfaction will be much higher knowing that he performs his best every time he possibly can and its due to the good career choices he made.
IPL may give him 250k over a year, but then how much can he learn from a bunch of players who are all essentially mercenaries looking for a quick buck? These are not teams, merely money making machines. The coach will not teach him to control his aggression because that's not really what T20 and IPL is about. Since it is about making money, they will teach him to entertain the crowds by hitting more sixes.

County teams on the other hand will pick him based on the enormous potential they see in him, but they will also want to improve his temperament and shot selection since it can deliver them the championship. Tamim will be a more valuable star than Kieswater or KP to any county team any day. If he gets better, it'll be better for everyone.

At the end of the day, its his decision. Even if he goes to County, but then keeps thinking about the potential $250k he lost and doesn't try to learn, there's no point in him going in the first place. He might get a bit better from playing in English conditions, but his heart has to be in it, as well as it making good sense in his mind. Look at Shakib, I doubt he got much better from his short stint at County. He was always a great spinner but he is still struggling with the bat.

Based on my reply, I hope Tamim and management (?) realise its not a simple answer. If I were him, I'd try to approach both and take the first offer that came. If its IPL, he can still convince the good counties to play him by performing well in IPL. I don't like IPL though because they might just bench him for the entire season because not many Indians rate Bangladeshis that high up. Think he wouln't like that either.

Zunaid
September 10, 2010, 02:59 AM
In the end - he is one of the few who has grown since he arrived on the seen. He had shortcomings and he has worked hard to overcome them. He is one of the few who has delivered for us and continue to deliver. And I respect him for his cocky arrogance - mainly because he can back it up. Shakib has the same attitude. And these two are delivering. We really could do without minina and obhimani little boys who play where men should play.

lamisa
September 10, 2010, 03:36 AM
"obviously ipl",what a stupid thing to say!i think he prefers IPL because of the money,the stardom and the cheerleaders!

_Rafi_
September 10, 2010, 04:49 AM
"obviously ipl",what a stupid thing to say!i think he prefers IPL because of the money,the stardom and the cheerleaders!

He was honest. Most of the cricketer of the world would prefer IPL over county.
And he doesn't rule out his possibility of playing county cricket.

cricket_king
September 10, 2010, 09:55 AM
Disagree. You make it seem that one cannot improve from the latter. Quite the contrary. Even if one becomes a hard hitting pinch hitter, one can still take his game further by refining it. May be it will not prepare him for dead rubber but at least it will hone his T20 skills.

That's why old masters of art, music or even martial arts would give a student a single work to be copied over and over and over again till they mastered it and became second nature. I guess same theory applies.

You have a fair point, for it did seem as if I implied there can be no improvements through playing the IPL. Of course, that wasn't quite my intention. It would obviously improve his T20 skills. I do however stand by my belief that he would be better served by playing County cricket. I doubt IPL star bowlers like Dinda and Yadav could make the same impact in County leagues with their rubbish bowling as they have in the IPL. And I'd say batting in the county T20 leagues are a far sterner test due to the conditions, as I've already mentioned.

bangla-red
September 10, 2010, 10:01 AM
Tamim's not even that good at T20...

MohammedC
September 10, 2010, 10:09 AM
Tamim's not even that good at T20...

Just tell Tamim its a 50 over match. He will do fine.

BlindSupporterofBD
September 10, 2010, 10:15 AM
Tamim's not even that good at T20...

The way Tamim play One day, is more than good enough for T20

lamisa
September 11, 2010, 01:36 AM
actually tell tamim thhat it's a test match and he's playing at Lord's!

zainab
September 11, 2010, 07:02 AM
At least he made time to visit old friends inspite of success and fame, these are the traits that makes a good human being which he mentioned.

Equinox
September 11, 2010, 07:05 AM
At least he made time to visit old friends inspite of success and fame, these are the traits that makes a good human being which he mentioned.
Or maybe he didn't want to pay for a hotel?;)

nahaz
September 11, 2010, 07:14 AM
Or maybe he didn't want to pay for a hotel?;)

Haha...obviously zainab isn't Bangladeshi so she does't realise some of our most obvoius traits....el cheapo is on the top of the list.