After Mashrafe Mortaza, experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was meant to take the Bangladesh team forward as the new leader of the side. However, things took a dramatic turn as the agile cricketer was banned from international cricket for a period of one year after failing to report an approach by a bookie.
Therefore, opening batsman Tamim Iqbal was handed the leadership duties of the national team. With COVID-19 pandemic suspending all the cricketing activities, Tamim is yet to show his captaincy skills. However, he recently received the backing of Shakib during an Instagram Live session.
The dexterous cricketer is of the view that Tamim will take the team in the right direction with a wealth of experience. He also feels that the stylish batter has the right kind of people in the coaching panel which would ameliorate the chance of his success. Finally, he advised the 31-year old cricketer to follow the blueprints of Mashrafe Mortaza to organize the unit as an entity.