The newly-appointed Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal will conclude his series of live show (adda) on social media with local and international cricket stars Saturday (May 23) night by bringing together his favourite team mates and national heroes --Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad.
The last episode of his popular show is set to be aired online Saturday at 10:30 pm (Bangladesh time).
Tamim also invited his close friend and another integrated part of Bangladesh cricket team cum world famed all rounder Shakib Al Hasan to join his last show, but he will be unable to do so for personal reasons.
In his latest episode with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Thursday (May 21) afternoon, Tamim announced that his next and last episode will be aired on Saturday night at 1O:30 pm (Bangladesh time).
Tamim started this show aiming to entertain the people, who are stuck at home due to the ongoing lockdown, which was imposed by the authority to contain the spread of the coronavirus which has taken many lives around the globe.
He came to live on social media in the first two sessions with former Bangladesh skipper cum wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and the T20 captain Mahmudullah Riyad respectively on Instagram.
Later, Tamim moved the program to his Facebook and Youtube channel where recent past Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, pacers Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain have appeared and shared some of their unknown stories.
Tamim’s Facebook Live what he started with his teammate Mushfiqur Rahim, involved South African captain Faf du Plessis as the first foreign cricketer to join his show and later on, Indian star opener Rohit Sharma, Indian captain Virat Kohli and Pakistani legrnt Wasim Akram were also a part of this show, apart from Kane Williamson's.
Tamim invited former Pakistani captain Wasim Akram as special guest in his show with three former Bangladesh captains- Minhajul Abedin Nannu, Akram Khan and Khaled Masud Pilot .
Earlier, Tamim also brought three former Bangladesh skippers Khaled Mahmud, Habibul Bashar and Naimur Rahman on his show as guests.
Bangladesh Test captain captain Mominul Hoque, openers Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das also part of his live show.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has donated BDT 5 million (50 lakh) for athletes other than cricketers.
Nazmul Hassan, the BCB president, handed over 501 cheques of BDT 10,000 each on Wednesday to the State Minister for the Ministry of Youth & Sports, Zahid Ahsan Russell, as part of the BCB’s initiative to support athletes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The cheques were distributed to sportsmen and women of 23 sports federations under the National Sports Council other than cricket.
Secretary for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mohammad Akhtar Hossain and BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury were also present during the cheque handover.
Earlier, BCB extended their helping hand to the cricketers who are not under any contract with the board, whose earnings were blighted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
BCB also planned to help more than 1500 cricketers before Eid with financial aid so that they can celebrate Eid well.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all cricketing activities are on hold in the country since the mid of March. It is uncertain when the cricket will resume in the country. Along with cricket, all sporting events are also on hold which left many athletes unemployed.
Former Pakistan captain and cricket superstar Wasim Akram insisted that Bangladesh came a long way and improved immensely in cricket.
He joined a Facebook Live on Tuesday night with Tamim Iqbal and three former captains- Minhajul Abedin, Akram Khan and Khaled Mashud Pilot.
Tamim started the show with Minhjul, Akram and Khaled, Wasim joined them later as a special guest. He was talked to them for about 15 minutes.
“I played a lot of cricket with these guys (Minhajul, Akram and Pilot), and of course I know these guys very well. When I played in Bangladesh for Abahani, I played with them, I played against them as well. We have always been a very good bunch of friends on and off the field. When I come to Bangladesh to commentate, I hang out with them. Bangladesh has always been very close to my heart,” Wasim told during the Live.
“It was always lovely to go to Bangladesh. It is a very proud moment for me to see Bangladesh improved immensely in cricket. In the last ten to 12 years, Bangladesh improved a lot. Now, they play like the world’s top teams. There are many good players like you (Tamim), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman,” the Pakistan cricket legend added.
He didn’t miss the chance to joke with three former Bangladeshi captains saying when he played for Bangladesh, their fielding wasn’t that great but now Bangladesh’s fielding is really great. Wasim said Bangladesh is now among the best fielding side of the world.
Wasim played Dhaka League back in 1995 for Abahani when Bangladesh has no notable cricket infrastructure. Despite being the best cricketer in the world, why Wasim had come to Bangladesh and played in this country’s league, what had prompted him to do so; it was Tamim’s first question to the legend.
“The first thing was I wanted to see how Bangladeshis are interested in cricket. There was no thinking of financial gaining. I came because a few of Bangladeshi friends invited me to do so and it was impossible to resist them. I played first game for Abahani (and all of Minhajul, Akram and Pilot were his teammates in Abahani). I saw the field was packed with the spectators. I never thought that cricket is so big in Bangladesh,” Wasim further said. During the conversation, Wasim said he is a big fan of Bengali fish recipe Macher Jhol (fish broth).
Wasim looked back to the memory of their defeat against Bangladesh in the World Cup 1999 when Bangladesh registered their first-ever ODI win against a Test-playing nation.
“Bangladesh was the better team on that particular day. They bowled well. Their slow-medium pace bowlers did well all day. It was very disappointing from the point of view of Pakistanis. But yes, Bangladesh played a good brand of cricket on that day,” Wasim further told.
Wasim was the fourth foreign cricket personality to join Tamim’s Facebook Live what he started with his teammate Mushfiqur Rahim. Faf du Plessis was the first foreign cricketer to join Tamim, and later on, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli were also a part of this show. Tamim announced that in the next episode he will talk to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. The show will be aired on Thursday at 3pm (Bangladesh time).
Newly-appointed Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal continues to offer a surprise to the fans through his social media live show featuring local and international cricket stars. In the latest episode of his show, which is set to be aired tonight at 10:30pm, Pakistan legend Wasim Akram will join Tamim.
In the previous episode, Indian captain Virat Kohli was Tamim’s second guest from India after Rohit Sharma. After the conversation with Virat, Tamim announced that Wasim will be in the next episode.
However, Wasim is not the only guest in the latest show. Three former Bangladesh captains- Minhajul Abedin, Akram Khan and Khaled Masud will also join the programme.
Tamim started this show aiming to entertain the people who are stuck at home due to the ongoing lockdown, which was imposed by the authority to contain the spread of the coronavirus which has taken many lives around the globe.
In the first episode of this program, Mushfiqur Rahim joined Tamim. After that, Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also featured in the program.
Indian captain Virat Kohli said consistency in training and diet is the key to success. He was the latest guest in the live Facebook session with Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal. After Rohit Sharma, Virat was the second Indian cricket star to join Tamim in this show.
Virat is currently at the top of the table of the best ODI batsmen, and he is also among the top 10 batsmen in Tests and T20Is as well.
At the start of the conversation, Virat shared news about the coronavirus situation in India. He agreed with Tamim saying that both Bangladesh and India are struggling much to tackle the coronavirus situation.
“It’s a slow process. It was needed to take much time to control everything. We have to be patient, and I think the world will never the same. Many things will be changed in the coming days. We have to follow the rules respectfully that the authorities are telling to do. We cannot take it lightly,” Virat said.
“The strong thing is when our people see someone is struggling with something everyone comes up to help. I agree that both countries have many poor people, and we have to help them. We need to take care of our migrant labourers, who are not getting foods and basic needs. The government is now providing them with permission to travel to their native home,” Virat added.
Tamim reminded Virat that he was a different batsman during his early days in international cricket in 2009. But in the next two-three years, he developed a lot.
“When someone comes to play international cricket, he thinks how to go for a good career, sometimes he doubts himself. I was out of the team after a few matches at the start of my career. I got another opportunity in 2009. My confidence had started to build up right then. When I had hit the first century against Sri Lanka I started to believe that I can do it for a longer period of time,” Virat told.
The number-one batsman insisted that mindset is the main thing what can guide a batsman to a good phase of his career. He said no batsmen should think about his opponents much. Instead of doing so, everyone should set up a good mindset for a better result.
“You will have to believe that you can win this game for your team. It doesn’t matter how many matches you have played before. I always think this way. If someone gets out who is more experienced than me, I don’t think that’s how I can do it for my team. I always see it as an opportunity. If someone fails I think I can do it. I can always believe that I can win the game for my team,” Virat further added.
Tamim is not a big fan of training much before the match day. He believes to go and play his game. Virat also came up with the same idea. He said if a batsman maintains consistency in his training and diet and if he feels fit to play, he should go and play in the match day.
“If you keep consistency in your training and diet, and you feel fit and better you can go to the field and be at your best every time. If I get satisfied during a practice session I don’t stay at the net. I never overdo after getting enough practice time,” Virat added.
Tamim will go live on Monday again, and this time, three former Bangladesh captains- Minhajul Abedin, Akram Khan and Khaled Masud Pilot will join him. Along with them, Pakistan legend Wasim Akram will also join them as the special guest.