The newly appointed Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal has requested everybody to keep their patience on him. The let-hander also promised that he will focus on the 'team culture' as he believes that this is the area where he can improve and bring success on the field.
"I think there are a lot of things that are beyond our control on the field. But one of the things that is under our control is the 'team culture'. I think how we are thinking outside the field or how professional we are -- I think these are the areas we can improve and that will be first job as the captain," said Tamim while speaking to the reporters for the first time after being named the ODI captain in Mirpur today.
The fans and media personnel of a cricket loving country like Bangladesh do not shy away from criticising the team's performance. And Tamim, who mentioned he would step aside if he cannot bring any changes, asked everyone to have patience as things might go awry at the initial stage.
"I always like to be attack-minded [when on the field]. We need to assess the situation and also need to understand our strengths. And we need to take a decision considering everything. All I want to say is that all of you personnel to keep patience. The batting might falter in one or two series or in five matches. I hope that it won't but it can happen. Please don't lose patience and I will also request the fans the same. I will try my best to get everything in order. And if I cannot do anything for the team in six months, one year or one and half year then I will definitely step aside," concluded Tamim.