Father, son practice at same ground

Staff Reporter 2021-09-22, 10:07pm Cricket

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DHAKA - The Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket

Stadium witnessed a rare scene today 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.

  Moreover he was nursing a recurring knee injury that ruled him out some of
the Twenty20 series of Bangladesh. He has returned to practice on September
19. He will go to Nepal on September 24 to take part in the Everest Premier League (EPL), for which he was already granted NOC.BSS