Tamim Iqbal spent €2,700 to watch his star Cristiano Ronaldo play

Tamim Iqbal spent €2,700 to watch his star Cristiano Ronaldo play

He is expected to join the team again on Sunday before their clash against Australia.

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Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Bangladesh opener, Tamim Iqbal has been in fine nick and has been a pivotal part of Bangladesh’s success in recent past. He has not only been able to give a good start at top of the order but also sets the tone for the coming batsmen. Bangladesh played the hosts England in the opener of Champions Trophy 2017 on Thursday 1st June.

Though Bangladesh went on to lose the encounter against England, Tamim was the star with the bat for them. With his 128 runs of 142 deliveries, Bangladesh was able to put up a hefty total of 305 runs on the board. He even played a blazing inning against Asian side, Pakistan in their first warm-up match helping his side post a humungous total on the board. Though both the knocks went in vain, he has been able to do what has been asked of him.

Love affair with Cristiano Ronaldo:

Tamim is excited to watch his football star, Cristiano Ronaldo as his team Real Madrid from Spain takes on Juventus from Italy in the final match of 2017 UEFA Champions League at the national football stadium of Wales in Cardiff, on Saturday night.

He is really excited to watch the grand finale between two top class teams and cannot afford to miss the clash. He said, “Finally, I have got this opportunity. I don’t want to lose out on this great chance to see him in action,”

He further added that he tried to convince his head coach, Chandika Hathurusingha, to allow him for a day leave to witness the encounter. “I asked for a one-day break from the [Chandika Hathurusingha] coach. He didn’t say no,” the Bangladeshi opener said.

He travelled from London to Cardiff to witness his star, Ronaldo and didn’t mind paying a hefty amount of €2,700 (Tk 2.50 lakh). “I’ve been longing to see [Cristiano] Ronaldo in flesh for a long time now,” Tamim said.

Encounter against Australia:

Bangladesh will be expecting him to continue his good form in the coming games and give them a chance to qualify for the knockout stages. He is expected to join the team again on Sunday before their clash against Australia on Monday (5th June) in London.

It will be an important game for both the sides as the first match of Australia was washed out due to rain and on the other hand, Bangladesh lost to England. In a short tournament like this, both the team will be looking forward for this match to get closer to semi-finals.