No need to worry about Tamim: Mashrafe
Dhaka Platoon suffered a nine-wicket thumping at the hands of Rajshahi Royals in the third match of the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.
In today's game, all eyes were on Dhaka skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and his teammate Tamim Iqbal as both the stalwarts returned to cricket after a considerable period. While Tamim only featured in one NCL game for Chattogram Division in October before playing his last international match back in July against Sri Lanka, Mashrafe had returned to any form of cricket since the World Cup last summer.
It was not however a happy return for Tamim as the star left-hander could only score five runs off four deliveries against Rajshahi. Mashrafe was however not so concerned about Tamim's form as he thought that the left-hander has proved himself a number of times in the past and can bounce back anytime.
"I don't think we need to worry about Tamim [his form]. Tamim went through similar phase last year too but still the trophy winning knock came from his bat. So he has proved time and time again. Now the important thing is to play as a team which was missing today." said Mashrafe during the post-match press conference.
Tamim had hit 141 for Cumilla Victorians in the final of last season's BPL but his poor form with the bat continued today following the dismal World Cup.