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Old January 18, 2018, 08:51 AM
adamnsu adamnsu is offline
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Originally Posted by Krishna
Sorry I disagree with the Tamim part. He's definitely a stroke player and our best batsman of all time. But he doesn't fit into a explosive batsman criteria.

People don't consider a batsman who hits a 6, then proceeds to 6 dot balls..a explosive batsman.

Tamim is a player who seemed very explosive at once due to the reason he often used to try to hit every ball but balls often could not cross the inner circle. So after he used to got out at 25 off 30, people had the feeling of 25 of I still remember those starts back in 09/10, time Tamim'so approach was too aggressive.

Just look at his career strike rate now. 77. Yes he has calm down recently but still when he hw was aggressive he rarely crossed 80 strike rate in his career. His most big inningses too are Baber azamesque 90-100 odd strike rated.

Even on Bangladesh perspective he is not a very explosive batsman. Shabbir, Soumya, Mash are. Or probably Ashraful when on song.
I said the closest thing which is not the real deal.

But like you at once stage I used to think "Tamim is a player who seemed very explosive". I also agree now he has mellowed down quite a bit and is not as aggressive as before. But coming back to the point, he is the closest thing we have had to an explosive batsman.

Maybe you wont associate the word explosive with Tamim Iqbal, but certain parts of the media have done for his past efforts:
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