Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal aims to scored 10000 runs in both the Test and ODI cricket. Iqbal has been one of the best player Bangladesh ever produced.
He has played 3118 runs in 42 tests and 4713 runs in 153 ODIs for Bangladesh so far. “I want to play for another six years. I really want to score 10000 runs in either format. In tests, it is looking impossible, but if I play another 150 ODIs, really well, it is possible,” he said in an interview to ESPNCricinfo.
Tamim Iqbal scored a brilliant double century against Pakistan to draw the match. Tamim said: “After Pakistan declared on 628, we knew it was going to be really hard for us to save that Test match. Even if it was the best wicket in the world, it would be hard. Imrul asked me what the plan was, and I said that we will take them on.”
He said, “Fitness won’t make you score hundreds, skills will. But fitness will make you play for longer. It is more important for the senior players, because I can’t really be a Sabbir Rahman. I can be someone who can be very fit within my limitations. It would give me an extra year in international cricket.”
Talking about his future plans, the 27-year old said: “I want to play for another six years. I really want to score 10,000 runs in either format. In Tests, it is looking impossible, but if I play another 150 ODIs really well, it is possible.”
“After such a great season, we are not playing for eight months. It would definitely hamper us. People should be more interested in playing against us, but instead, we are sitting on the sidelines.
“We don’t know how we are going to play. There’s no team in the world apart from Zimbabwe which sits out for so long between matches,” he said.