We should not be panicking, says Tamim Iqbal | The Daily Star
03:43 PM, March 05, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:48 PM, March 05, 2018

We should not be panicking, says Tamim

Bangladesh’s star batsman Tamim Iqbal says that it is very important for a player and also a team to not panic when going through a rough patch.

The left-hander suggested that it is normal for a team to go through a rough patch but it is not helpful to be in a panicky state.

“We go through good form and we go through bad patches. So, as a team it is quite normal for that to happen. Sometimes we play well as a team and sometimes we don’t play well,” Tamim said.

Tigers have crumbled under pressure from advantageous positions in the recent past. During the tri-nation ODI series at home, they had the upper hand and the mental edge over Sri Lanka after the first few matches but when the Lankans got back strongly, Tigers had faltered to give a strong impression off themselves and present a strong reply. For Tamim, going back to the basics will help.  

“For me the most important thing for a batsman when he is out of form is to not panic. I think in some cases we a panicking a lot and I feel we need to curb that since as a team you have to accept that when things are not going well, we should not be panicking and we need to go back to the basics.

“We have to remember the basics which we executed to achieve results in the last few years and we have to progress in that way,” Tamim suggested.

The left hander had given a relatively good account of himself during his PSL stint while Peshwar Zalmi.

He played a steady knock of an unbeaten 35-ball 37 in Zalmi’s 10 wicket victory against Lahore Qalandars in his last PSL match before he returned for national duties. The innings showed that he was focusing on getting his focus back into the T20 format.

“Ofcourse the experience is good,” Tamim said regarding his PSL experience.

“I feel the way I batted, especially in the last two to three matches I am quite satisfied. The biggest thing is that I was playing in the T20 format which is important for me.”


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