Winning the trophy feels fantastic for Riyad bhai and Mushfiqur: Tamim Iqbal

Barishal beat Comilla by six wickets on the night of the finals.

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After a decade of waiting, Fortune Barishal have finally won their maiden Bangladesh Premier League title on the 10th edition of the competition. On the night of the finals, their bowlers stepped up and restricted Comilla Victorians to just 154 runs in the first innings. When it came to the chase, skipper Tamim Iqbal and Kyle Mayers played some brilliant cricket as Barishal won the match by six wickets. 

After their victory, Barishal took a victory lap at the Sher-e-Bangla National Team after which, Tamim stated that he is amazed with the supporters that the franchise has. The former Bangladesh skipper added that he always believed Comilla to have the biggest fanbase in the competition but Barishal overtook them in 2024.

“I am amazed with the amount of supporters that Barishal has. I always thought that Comilla (Victorians) had the biggest support but Barishal this year has overtaken them big time,” Tamim was quoted as saying by ESPNcrininfo.

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Before tournament I asked Mushfiq to look after making bowling and fielding changes: Iqbal

Meanwhile, this is for the first time in history when Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim held the BPL gold. Skipper Tamim Iqbal dedicated the win to the veteran cricketers and revealed that he told Mushfiqur to manage the field at times as he was busy making strategies and also took part in recruiting the foreign players as there were too many changes throughout the season.

“Winning the trophy feels fantastic, particularly for the two senior cricketers (Mahmudullah) Riyad bhai and Mushfiqur. They have served the country for a long time but they never won this trophy. This title is dedicated to them. 

“Before the tournament, I asked Mushfiq to look after the ground, like making bowling and fielding changes. I was busy with building team strategy. I had to look after which overseas players to bring. There was a lot of coming and going,” Tamim said.

Tamim also stated that the Barishal team was very much united, which helped them clinch the trophy. He added that the team management gave him the freedom to take care of the cricketing affairs, which ultimately played a huge part.

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