Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal shares how he feels relieved to return to the field after the long break caused by COVID-19.
Tamim Iqbal is one of the last members to have joined the Bangladesh team on their individual training sessions which began on July 26. Iqbal is relieved to be back in the field after being asked to self-quarantine. It may be recalled that he just came back from London to receive medical treatment for his severe intestinal pain.
To date, the cause behind Iqbal’s intestinal pain has yet to be determined even after several pathological tests. Still, the 31-year-old player remains hopeful that his condition will not worsen so that he will not be asked to return to the UK.
In an interview, Iqbal said, ‘To be honest these four months were very tough. We were at home with our family and we were under mental pressure because we could not go out. Normally we get seven to eight days off after one tour and then we can go somewhere or do something. But these four months our family was concerned with our health issues. Finally cricket is beginning and it's a good thing as we love it’.
The 31-year old also stated that he has been working on his skills so that he can prepare for their upcoming matches. Iqbal also shared how he had practised his batting skills to ensure that his fitness will still be okay despite the fact that the past four months have been mentally draining for him.
‘During these four months, BCB had given us instructions so that we are mentally ok. I personally did two or three sessions and it helped me. But these four months were not easy and we must regain our best possible mental state because we have a big tour. I believe we have a good chance’, he added.
Iqbal plays for the Dhaka Platoon of the Bangladesh Premier League. To learn more about this league, visit Betwala.
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