DHAKA -Soumya Sarkar showed his gratitude towards his senior teammate Tamim Iqbal for the resurgence in his career as he almost faded away after having a tremendous start to the International cricket.
During the 2015 World Cup, Soumya Sarkar showed his batting prowess and helped Bangladesh make quick runs at the top of the order, which is one of the reasons that the Tigers could do so well that they moved to the quarterfinal of the cricket’s biggest extravaganza for the first time.
Soumya then spent the most enjoyable time of his career as he scored an epic century in Bangladesh’s win against Pakistan. Bangladesh whitewashed Pakistan in that series, largely due to Soumya’s performance. Against India and South Africa too, he dazzled with willow to help Bangladesh win both of the series.
As many thought he now became the next big star, Soumya’s career took a huge nosedive and suddenly he found him axed from the team. His struggle then started and after so much ups and downs, Soumya now is on the line to cement his place in the national team.
“At the start of my career, Tamim Iqbal was my idol,” Soumya said during the session with ‘Tamim Iqbal’s live show’ in which Liton Das and Test captain Mominul Haque also was present.
“I wanted to play like Tamim Iqbal but I don’t know the process. I tried to hit boundary like Tamim and played aggressive cricket, thinking that if I get out, Tamim Iqbal will take the onus. But I don’t know, that was the big mistake. Tamim bhai once told me that no one remembers 30 or 40 and if you can hit 50 or century only people will remember you,” he added.
Soumya continued: ‘Once I was left out from the team, I recalled what Tamim bhai said. Afterwards, I tried to prolong my innings and in domestic cricket, I played some long innings, which was my gateway to the national team again.”BSS