PDA

View Full Version : ICC interview's Tamim Iqbal


Umar
November 26, 2010, 05:45 PM
Source: http://icc-cricket.yahoo.net/newsdetails.php?newsId=12284_1290741900

Tamim Iqbal has been the force behind Bangladesh's resurgence
Talking to ICC about the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to be held in the subcontinent, dashing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said this is the ultimate one day tournament and I know what it's like playing in this competition.

Talking to ICC about the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to be held in the subcontinent, dashing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said this is the ultimate one day tournament and I know what it's like playing in this competition.

He also said that "I am very excited as this will be at home and the team has developed quite a reputation here."

Q: Can you believe your success in international cricket to date?

A: Sometimes I have to pinch myself. In 2006 I was playing in the U19 World Cup and next year it was the ICC CWC in the Caribbean. In 2008 I had become a Test player. Everything has been pretty rapid but I have enjoyed every moment of it. I have worked hard at my game and it is always a great feeling when you get reward for hard work.

Q: What are your thoughts ahead of the World Cup and what do you think about your team's chances?

A: This is the ultimate one day tournament and I know what it's like playing in this competition. I am very excited as this will be at home and the team has developed quite a reputation here. In 2007 I was just a raw teenager as were Shakib (Al Hasan), Mushfique (Rahim) and now we are senior players. We have matured and the team as a whole has developed. We are better prepared and better equipped.

Q: Will it be special to play a World Cup on home soil?

A: Absolutely! I am particularly looking forward to the Chittagong matches because I can foresee my home town going crazy. The Sher-e-Bangla Stadium is a very special ground for me for its atmosphere and there are times when we feel indomitable there.

Q: Is there a particular game at the World Cup you are looking forward to?

A: The first game. A good performance in the opener could be a huge boost. I like the coincidence! Again its India just as it was in the West Indies. This is a team I love playing against firstly because of the challenge and secondly the focus on a match involving India. They are going great at the moment but Bangladesh-India matches have been quite interesting over the last few years.

Q: Your first match is against India. Do you think they will be able to stop you playing your natural game and how will you adapt to this challenge?

A: It doesn't matter which team I am playing against. I have a simple philosophy. If the ball is in my zone I will play shots. I have managed to score runs in every condition and against every attack playing in the same manner. I am prepared to back my natural instincts and wait for the right deliveries.

Q: What will the atmosphere be like for the opening game against India? How do you think teams will adjust to the conditions in Bangladesh?

A: It will be electric. The Mirpur crowd is absolutely fantastic and they can literally lift your game. There will obviously be a strong contingent of fans from India coming for the game but I have a feeling they'll be outnumbered!

In this day and age no condition is alien to international players. But for sides that are not from the subcontinent the pitches could be a little tricky because here spinners get the ball to skid on to the bat and the bounce can be variable. Run scoring sometimes is not easy but if you are prepared to fight it out then there will be incentives. The outfield is very fast and smooth and that's why finding the gaps is very important.

Q: How do you think you can work to convert more of your fifties into centuries?

A: I have realized the importance of staying longer at the crease. If you look at my stats in the first two years of my international career with the second two you'll see that most of my hundreds have come in the second part. I have spent hours batting in the nets simulating match situations and is working on further developing the balance between strokeplay and leaving the balls.

Q: Do you feel there is a pressure on you to bat for longer in the innings?

A: It's not pressure. I know that if I bat long then that is beneficial for the team. As an opener it is my responsibility to give the team a proper start and that's why the team can not afford me going out there for cameos like a 20-ball 30. My natural game is more polished now thanks to Jamie (Siddons) who I think is an amazing batting coach. I am spending more time at the wicket these days.

Q: Who was your childhood cricketing hero and why?

A: I grew up watching my uncle Akram Khan. He was the first international cricketer from the family before my brother Nafis (Iqbal) got in. Both of us idolised him for his power and consistency and when Bangladesh won the ICC Trophy in 1997 under his leadership and the adulation that followed, I thought to myself this is what I want to be.

Q: Who has been the biggest inspiration on your career?

A: My father (Late) Iqbal Khan. He never saw me play at international level but he had this dream that Nafis and I would make the cut and he left no stones unturned to fulfill that dream . He would organize tournaments all by himself just for us to play cricket. He was an amputee but still he would stand on a crutch and officiate in matches I was playing. He never had any doubt that I would reach the highest level even when I was barely able to hold a bat.

Q: Who is your favourite batsman in international cricket and why?

A: There is no one in particular. However, Mike Hussey is someone I have a lot of admiration for. His consistency and calmness is something I would give a hand to emulate.

Q: What is the latest on your injury situation?

A: I have never felt better. The surgery and subsequent rehab went very well and now I have been given the green signal to play. I can't wait!

Q: How important is the Zimbabwe series as preparation for the World Cup?

A: Extremely important. This is our last series before the World Cup and a convincing showing here would be great for the confidence. We also need to carry the good work and vibe from the series against New Zealand to this series. They are a side which knows our conditions well and have been impressive in recent times. It will be a good series and some tough cricket is expected which can only be great for our preparation.

Nadim
November 26, 2010, 05:47 PM
already posted by Razi bhai on the official TIK thread
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (1)

Nadim
November 26, 2010, 05:52 PM
btw i think Razi bhai got it from bdnews24.com so wondering whol is the copycat here? Surely bdnews copied it from icc
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (1)

Umar
November 26, 2010, 05:58 PM
Oh sorry for the repeated post. I missed it I guess....Mod can you please delete it.

Thanks.

Zeeshan
November 26, 2010, 06:27 PM
why would you wanna delete it? it's a pain to extract news from official thread. what a killjoy nadim.

Nafi
November 26, 2010, 08:12 PM
that was a great read

MarufH
November 26, 2010, 08:21 PM
why would you wanna delete it? it's a pain to extract news from official thread. what a killjoy nadim.

agreed.

M.H.Rubel
November 26, 2010, 09:45 PM
So this is the first time Tamim Siddons is a good coach still a batting one!did any other player ever said before that Siddons is a good coach?as far as i remember thats no.
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

ahnaf
November 26, 2010, 09:55 PM
So this is the first time Tamim Siddons is a good coach still a batting one!did any other player ever said before that Siddons is a good coach?as far as i remember thats no.
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

lol.. Other players specially Tamim may b told this around 100 times bfore this..

Dilscoop
November 26, 2010, 11:31 PM
My take away:

I liked how he didn't say his favorite player was some Yuvraj Singh, like many of our bahiya players.

Ajfar
November 26, 2010, 11:44 PM
^ why whats wrong with Yuvraaj being their favorite player?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (iPhone)

Naimul_Hd
November 26, 2010, 11:57 PM
Tamim should watch Mike Hussey's game today !!! What a player....Huss was under lots of pressure from Critics and media, and look, how he responded. Tamim rightly said about Huss.

Thanks for the link bro !

Dilscoop
November 26, 2010, 11:58 PM
He sucks! He is so overrated. Hate how some thinks he is koooool. Idk how he can be their fav player of all people.

Tamim looks much better saying Mike Hussey.

- Yes, I care about our players image.

M.H.Rubel
November 27, 2010, 12:28 AM
lol.. Other players specially Tamim may b told this around 100 times bfore this..

Can you show me where he said that JS is a good coach?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

ahnaf
November 27, 2010, 12:52 AM
Can you show me where he said that JS is a good coach?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

ai purono topic niye abar kotha blte hbe! Bhaiya.. Amito link mukhosto rakhina.. Bt apni jodi bc te jodi thread gulo aktu kosto kore check koren tahole asha kori peye jaben..

Ashfaq
November 27, 2010, 01:45 AM
^ why whats wrong with Yuvraaj being their favorite player?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (iPhone)

Yuvraj is a quintessential Under Achiever. OTOH, Hussy achieved much more than he should be capable of. You do the math.

BTW, I'm considering favourite player as someone our players should try to emulate.

ialbd
November 27, 2010, 01:56 AM
wont be surprised if these were Tamim's exact words (and not translation)... the guy speaks decent english....

M.H.Rubel
November 27, 2010, 03:00 AM
ai purono topic niye abar kotha blte hbe! Bhaiya.. Amito link mukhosto rakhina.. Bt apni jodi bc te jodi thread gulo aktu kosto kore check koren tahole asha kori peye jaben..

This type of answer was expected.Man i keep checking all posts and threads 3-4hours a day after making this id on regular basis.
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Opera Mobile)

ahnaf
November 27, 2010, 03:48 AM
This type of answer was expected.Man i keep checking all posts and threads 3-4hours a day after making this id on regular basis.
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Opera Mobile)

im lying??? or u??

simon
November 27, 2010, 06:46 AM
My take away:

I liked how he didn't say his favorite player was some Yuvraj Singh, like many of our bahiya players.

^ why whats wrong with Yuvraaj being their favorite player?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (iPhone)

Hussey is simply much better than Yuvi,I'm glad that Tamim looks at Hussey who can deal under huge pressure.
we need Tamim to take lessons from Hussey's temperment & play longer innings.

Nadim
November 27, 2010, 06:49 AM
Tamim changed his fav player?

It used to be yuvraj (he said that in some interview couple of yrs back)

simon
November 27, 2010, 06:55 AM
Tamim changed his fav player?

It used to be yuvraj (he said that in some interview couple of yrs back)

no,longtime ago he said it was Hussey & that he read Hussey's book aswell.:)
but recently in PA he said he admires Yuvi cause he is very aggressive & that Yuvi is also his fav.

Naimul_Hd
November 27, 2010, 06:56 AM
^ arey din bodlaiche na !! ekhon yuvraj bolbe je or favourite player "Tamim" !! :D

Ajfar
November 27, 2010, 08:24 AM
favorite player is someone who you like to watch not necesarily someone you want to become. And there is nothing wrong with him or any of the other guys picking yuvraaj as their fav player. Its a personal choice.
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (iPhone)

Ajfar
November 27, 2010, 08:26 AM
This type of answer was expected.Man i keep checking all posts and threads 3-4hours a day after making this id on regular basis.
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Opera Mobile)

I will find it for you when I have some time ok?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (iPhone)

lamisa
November 27, 2010, 08:52 AM
some of the questions were too silly in my opinion, the interview was sort of fluffy.Bottomline:this isn't what i expect from cricinfo!

simon
November 27, 2010, 08:58 AM
^ arey din bodlaiche na !! ekhon yuvraj bolbe je or favourite player "Tamim" !! :D
haha :-p
bhalo bolechen bhaisab.

Ajfar
November 27, 2010, 09:45 AM
Can you show me where he said that JS is a good coach?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=33802&page=14

go through the last 2 pages of this thread.

ahnaf
November 27, 2010, 10:21 AM
http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=33802&page=14

go through the last 2 pages of this thread.

thank u very much sy bro 4 find this... Ata amar e kora ucit cilo but U know the way he replied [/b] man i used to read every post and thread for 3-4 hours a day since registered[/b] ata shune r khujte iccha hocchilo na..

AsifTheManRahman
November 27, 2010, 12:11 PM
Yuvraj is a quintessential Under Achiever. OTOH, Hussy achieved much more than he should be capable of. You do the math.

BTW, I'm considering favourite player as someone our players should try to emulate.

So Yuvraj is a sissy. Come on, say it. You know you wanna. :)
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Blackberry)

Rabz
November 27, 2010, 02:47 PM
He mentions Hussy and Hussy obliges with a magnificent 195.

Next time, Tamim should say his own name and that interview has to be taken on 18th Feb'11 to be published the next day.

Dilscoop
November 27, 2010, 07:12 PM
So Yuvraj is a sissy. Come on, say it. You know you wanna. :)
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Blackberry)

Even Sehwag is a sissy. I bet I can take him down on the streets, where it actually matters. But I will never pick on guys like Gayle, Hayden

firstlane
November 27, 2010, 09:14 PM
^ why whats wrong with Yuvraaj being their favorite player?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (iPhone)

Yuvraj is a short-headed guy. I noticed this while he was the captain of the punjab team in ipl. He was getting mad at the players when they failed to hold a catch or misfielded. Subsequently he was removed from captaincy. And he is not that of a great batsman. He has never been able to prove himself in test level.

He sucks! He is so overrated. Hate how some thinks he is koooool. Idk how he can be their fav player of all people.


Bangladeshi players go along well with him. Thats the reason why he has become most of their favourite player not beacuse of any cricketing reason.

wont be surprised if these were Tamim's exact words (and not translation)... the guy speaks decent english....

I would love to agree with that but unfortunately I cant. I heard him saying "I worked more harder than other Bangladeshi players" twice while he was interviewed after the 2nd test in England. I know I am being silly here but I expected a little better from him considering he had completed his A-level. Some of his other interviews also exposed his lack of basic knowledge at times. Instead I am impressed with some of the others like Mushy, Mash, Omi and Shakib (he mumbles but speaks good english I realised) assuming they all studied in Bangla medium.

SMHasan
November 28, 2010, 03:32 AM
He mentions Hussy and Hussy obliges with a magnificent 195.

Next time, Tamim should say his own name and that interview has to be taken on 18th Feb'11 to be published the next day.

Oh ....Yeah...

dolcevita
November 28, 2010, 10:17 AM
Hussey is class
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (iPhone)