Tamim Iqbal. (Getty Photos)
BENGALURU: Tamim Iqbal, the newly appointed Bangladesh ODI skipper has recalled the 2007 World Cup match against India, saying that he was too busy watching the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Sourav Ganguly.
Within the 2007 World Cup, Bangladesh had managed to upset India within the group-stage match, and Iqbal was the important thing drive within the match as he performed a knock of 51 runs off simply 53 balls.
“The second I used to be enjoying the World Cup 2007 match against India, I used to be too busy watching Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. I used to be simply watching them. I used to be too comfortable to be enjoying within the presence of these legends,” Iqbal advised Sanjay Manjrekar in a videocast hosted by ESPNCricinfo.
“Once they scored 190, we knew we had an opportunity. I went to bat and I confronted Zaheer Khan. I believed to myself will I be capable of face a bowler who bowls at 140 kph; the primary ball he bowled, in some way I managed to defend that; subsequent ball I smashed for 4 and from there I received some confidence,” he added.
Within the 2007 World Cup match, India was bundled out for simply 191 runs and Bangladesh managed to chase down the overall with 9 balls to spare.
“I used to be simply too comfortable enjoying against my heroes; win against India within the 2007 World Cup was an amazing factor for Bangladesh cricket; it was nice for each gamers and followers, the win gave hope to our people who our crew can do one thing,” Iqbal mentioned.
India had a horrible run within the 2007 World Cup because the aspect was knocked out within the group-stage solely after dropping matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Iqbal has thus far performed 60 Assessments, 207 ODIs and 78 T20IS for Bangladesh, managing to attain 13,365 runs throughout all codecs.
He was appointed the skipper of Bangladesh ODI aspect earlier this yr as Mashrafe Mortaza stepped down from the position.