Tamim Iqbal itching to see Ronaldo live for the first time in his life

Tamim is set to watch the final of the UEFA Champions's League where Ronaldo will feature for Real Madrid

Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been a force to reckon for the Tigers going into International Cricket Council’s Premier Tournament- Champions Trophy. The southpaw has been in scintillating form for the Tigers before the tournament begins on the 1st of June this year.

In the on-going warm-up match with Asian rivals Pakistan, the Tigers had scored a massive first-innings total of 341 for the loss of nine wickets to put themselves in the driving seat. For the Tigers’, it was the southpaw who scored a vital 102 off 93 balls to bring up the total to 341 at the end of their 50 overs.


Tamim Iqbal’s dream come true:

It has long been the southpaw’s dream to see the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo live at the stadium. The assignments and the hectic schedule did not give the southpaw an opportunity to visit the Ballon’D’or winner live.

However, Tamim will ultimately get his desire fulfilled as he is all set to watch the UEFA Champions’ League final which features Ronaldo’s Real Madrid alongside Italian champions Juventus on June 3 this year in Cardiff, Wales.

The Tigers’ are currently in England as the preparation for the Champions Trophy are underway. Tamim took the opportunity with both hands, securing a lower stand ticket, located just behind the dugout. The Tigers’ opening batsman had to pay 2,700 euros for his dream ticket.

“I’ve been longing to see Ronaldo in flesh for a long time now. Finally, I have got this opportunity. I don’t want to lose out on this great chance to see him in action,” said Tamim.

“I asked for a one-day break from the coach. He didn’t say no,” he concluded.

Bangladesh will take on the hosts on Thursday before taking on the world No.2 Australia on June 5. The Tigers’ qualified for the tournament after they finished one higher than West Indies when ICC was considering the qualification ranks for the Champions Trophy.