Sports, Cricket

Father, son practice at same ground

Published : 22 Sep 2021 08:49 PM

The Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium witnessed a rare scene on Wednesday as the ODI Captain of Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal and his son Arham Iqbal practiced together.

The cricketer’s son is a cricketer is not a rare scene in world cricket but in Bangladesh cricket, such sort of scenario is hardly seen.

The cricket tradition is deeply rooted in Tamim’s family. Tamim’s uncle Akram Khan was the former Bangladesh cricket team Captain, elder brother Nafis Iqbal was also a national cricketer while his father Iqbal Khan was a prominent sport personality.

Time though will say whether another star coming up from Tamim Iqbal’s house in the form of Arham Iqbal, but the kid showed his immense talent on his first day of practice at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Arham was seen practicing ‘hard’ with the bat along with his father. However, one thing has come to the notice of everyone-- father is a left-handed batsman but Arham is a right-hander.

Little Arham played all the great shots with the bat in Mirpur. On the other hand, his father was sweating on the net. At the end of the practice, the father and son came out of the field holding hands.

Tamim, earlier, ruled himself out of the T20 World Cup squad as he has not been playing this format since March, 2020.