Tamim Iqbal backs Mushfiqur Rahim as the skipper

Following the series, Mushfiqur refused to step down since he wasn’t the only one accountable for the series defeat.

Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal. (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Bangladeshi batsman Tamim Iqbal has come out in support of skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. A lot of questions have been raised on his captaincy especially after another drubbing at the hands of the Proteas. They were completely outplayed in the two-match Test series whether it was the batting, bowling or the fielding department.

However, vice-captain Tamim Iqbal supported Mushfiqur and continued to show faith in him as a leader. He perceived that as long as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) made any decision on captaincy, he’ll offer his support to Mushfiqur.

Mushfiqur is my captain

“Right in this moment, my captain is Mushfiqur. I have full support for him. I will continue my brace for him as long as the board will keep him retain in the position,” Tamim said. He further went on to state that not only him but also the other team members would continue to look up to Mushfiqur as he was their skipper.

The opener added, “It is not only me, the rest of the members of the team will also keep their support for Mushfiqur because he is our leader.”

South Africans completely tormented the Bangladeshis at home by producing sensational victories in both games and completing a whitewash. Following the series, Mushfiqur refused to step down since he wasn’t the only one accountable for the series defeat.

Apparently, there was also a lot of criticism darted at the visiting skipper for opting to bowl first after winning the toss in both the games. The Potchefstroom and Bloemfontein tracks were batsman friendly and South Africa cashed on it in both the games. Even BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon question the skipper’s decision making.

Going by the current notion, it seems that Bangladesh are likely to retain Mushfiqur Rahim as captain and not take any decision in haste. However, they have a lot of concerns to look upon after a dismal performance.

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