Tamim Iqbal rates PSL very highly, will miss playing upcoming edition


Rawalpindi: Bangladesh opener and senior player, Tamim Iqbal rated Pakistan Super League (PSL) as one of the best league and will also miss as he is not the part of the league this year.

While talking to media after the conclusion of day three between Pakistan and Bangladesh, the star batsman shared his experience of playing the league.

“It’s a fantastic league, I rate PSL very highly, the atmosphere, facilities and it is an ideal franchise-based tournament,” he said

“I was part of the league previously but now because of our schedule, we can’t play. Bangladesh players will surely come If we are not busy playing international cricket. I am sure if I would have been available so I would have definitely come and played this year too,” he added.

Tamim was unhappy as he was set on the crease in the second innings but got out by a great ball by Yasir Shah on a score of 34.

“See batsman get out early on but once you get a start you should carry on and as a senior cricketer, there is an additional responsibility on me which I could not deliver today,” he added.

“Not enjoying cricketing wise due to our position in the match but cricketing wise it’s good to see cricket played here,” Tamim maintained.

Bangladesh were batting good but before the stumps, the 16-year-old Naseem Shah had other plans as he picked a hat-trick in his fourth-Test match and became a youngest to do so in this format

Pakistan’s position in the Rawalpindi Test match is very stable, Bangladesh scored 126 for six loss at the end of the third day, Bangladesh needed 86 more to finish Pakistan’s lead of first innings.