Bangladesh news October 14, 2010

Tamim named Wisden Cricketer Test Player of the Year

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Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh's talismanic opener, has been named Test Player of the Year by the Wisden Cricketer magazine.

On the day his team-mates recorded Bangladesh's first series win against top-flight opposition - by beating New Zealand - Tamim beat contenders Graeme Swann and Virender Sehwag, who came second and third.

During the qualifying period Tamim made 837 runs at 59.78 in seven Tests, despite his team failing to win a single Test during the year. He made 151 against India at Dhaka back in January but the highlight of the year was a pair of hundreds at Lord's and Old Trafford against a potent England attack in May and June. "The century against England at Lord's is a special one," he told PTI, "but I consider my innings at Old Trafford as a better effort."

Tamim said the aggressive batting of Sehwag was an inspiration. "When I first came into scene, I wasn't doing badly in the one-dayers but in Test cricket, I used to be caught in two minds. Whether to attack or defend and more importantly when to attack," he said. "Sehwag is one batsman who changed the grammar of batting as far as Test openers are concerned. After a certain point of time, I decided that I will play my natural game just like Sehwag does. That is to dominate the bowlers and fortunately I have been successful in my endeavour."

The award is calculated by the marks out of 10 that the Wisden Cricketer's reporters give each player at every Test and is the second successive time a Bangladesh player has won the award after Shakib Al Hasan won last year.

Tamim is currently recovering from surgery on his wrist that had ruled him out of the New Zealand series.

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  • on October 21, 2010, 10:01 GMT

    well well well guys claim down ...its just cricket...anyways congrats to tamim

  • Third_Gear on October 20, 2010, 19:06 GMT

    @Arpit Parakh : You have shown us when beggar become rich how they act!!!lol!! I hope india's test no 1 position is for life time. but jealousy n showing others narrow does not show ur gentle face. If u dont know Tamin iqbal should get updated first and then comment. "A Little learning is a dangerous thing"" did u know this proverb or not ??????????

  • on October 20, 2010, 14:47 GMT

    And Arpit Parakh, we bangladeshis don't show animosity, it's YOU who started it all by making that derisive comment. Mr Tadayo got 1 thing ryt, i don't think an aussie wuld ever mind a nzealand playr getting an award, nd indeed wuld b happy, becos dey're neighbours, but here u are, u and sum indians, makin rude cmnts instead of congratulating us, ur neighbours, saying u've nvr heard of tamim( evry genuine cricket lover has heard of tamim, so i'm concluding u don't watch cricket AT ALL), nd mocking us by saying dis is da only tym our cricket gets attention(we got far mor attention in 2007 wc beating india nd SA, nd recently we've whitewashd NZ). nd no, giving tamim dis award isn't lyk givin candies to kids, cos dis award was voted by ppl who know cricket far more than u do, and tamim deserved this for playing well in hostile conditions like england. (i don't think india has played any test outside subcontinent this year yet, have dey?) We're not mean and narrow minded like u, mr parakh

  • Praxis on October 20, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    for a long time I've admired Indian cricket team. However seeing the attitude of Indian fans here that feeling's waning...

  • on October 20, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    Insha Allah............Tamim Bhai.....Go...Ahead......u..can..do..something..

  • on October 20, 2010, 12:52 GMT

    How good neighbours we bangladeshis have! For bilateral series, we've toured sri lanka, pakistan, england, south africa, new zealand, even Australia! But why were we never invited to tour india to play bilateral series??? Bangladesh has never played a single test in india, (though we've welcomed india and they've toured bangladesh more than once). That's how good and appreciative a neighbour we bangladeshis have! A neighbour who's never invited us(though we've invited THEM), and a neighbour who makes snide remarks of our cricket when our player achieves an award, and says this is 'utter nonsense...look what cricket has come to.....never heard of this bloke'. Wow, we bangladeshis really are very lucky!

  • on October 20, 2010, 6:25 GMT

    @ Arpith- if you haven't heard of this bloke you are probably not a cricket fan, merely another Indian fan/Indian Cricket fan.

  • on October 20, 2010, 6:22 GMT

    India Bangladesh Pakistan again- why can't you tolerate each other guys? We have no problem with our neighbor across the Tasman sea.

    One more thing- one Bangladesh player has been honored by the most recognized/respected cricket magazine of all time. But instead of being happy and jubilant about it- You guys are throwing stuff at each other. I would probably be happy if a New Zealander gets an award because they are our neighbor.

    One more thing to add- no one from other countries are firing up here. Now I realize how Englishmen rule your country for more than 200 years. No unity, no tolerance, no respect to each other. One should only be ashamed of such behavior.

    Or lets just put this in the Englishmen's word- "DIVIDE and RULE". Cheers

  • on October 19, 2010, 17:19 GMT

    Dis whole debate started with mr Arpit Parakh's comment(the 2nd comment from the bottom). Mr Parakh comment startd lyk dis: "Utter nonsense in my opinion.....look what cricket has come to...never even heard of this bloke..". So, mr Parakh, do u except tamim's fans 2 bhave nicely with u wen u giv cmnts wit such utter disrespectfulness? nd u say u've nevr heard of tamim. Dat's weird, cos tamim's perfrmance was critical in bangladesh' s win ovr india in WC 2007. So either u wer delibertely lying wen u said u havn't heard of tamim, or u truly watch so litle cricket, u havn't heard of such a talent(but u mention tamim's 151 against india in later cmnt, so i don't kno wat u are tryin 2 say). nyway, u say tamim's 151 against india, and quick fire 50s against england, his almost run-a ball 100s agnst england in england mean nothing? His almost 60 run avg in 8 tests wit a great strike rate mean nothin? Den WHAT does, mr parakh. R u sayin u hve to b tendulkar, sehwag, watson 2 gt dis award?

  • on October 19, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    pakistani players shud learn from these young, spirited, *HONEST* "brothers" of ours. had bangladesh been a part of pakistan, pcb wud not have picked a single bangla guy even in A team. [like they ignore 2 provinces out of 4- http://www.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/472508.html?addata=col_mod]

    i hope inshAllah soon bangladesh wud come out to be one of the top teams, and threaten the best in the world.

  • on October 21, 2010, 10:01 GMT

    well well well guys claim down ...its just cricket...anyways congrats to tamim

  • Third_Gear on October 20, 2010, 19:06 GMT

    @Arpit Parakh : You have shown us when beggar become rich how they act!!!lol!! I hope india's test no 1 position is for life time. but jealousy n showing others narrow does not show ur gentle face. If u dont know Tamin iqbal should get updated first and then comment. "A Little learning is a dangerous thing"" did u know this proverb or not ??????????

  • on October 20, 2010, 14:47 GMT

    And Arpit Parakh, we bangladeshis don't show animosity, it's YOU who started it all by making that derisive comment. Mr Tadayo got 1 thing ryt, i don't think an aussie wuld ever mind a nzealand playr getting an award, nd indeed wuld b happy, becos dey're neighbours, but here u are, u and sum indians, makin rude cmnts instead of congratulating us, ur neighbours, saying u've nvr heard of tamim( evry genuine cricket lover has heard of tamim, so i'm concluding u don't watch cricket AT ALL), nd mocking us by saying dis is da only tym our cricket gets attention(we got far mor attention in 2007 wc beating india nd SA, nd recently we've whitewashd NZ). nd no, giving tamim dis award isn't lyk givin candies to kids, cos dis award was voted by ppl who know cricket far more than u do, and tamim deserved this for playing well in hostile conditions like england. (i don't think india has played any test outside subcontinent this year yet, have dey?) We're not mean and narrow minded like u, mr parakh

  • Praxis on October 20, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    for a long time I've admired Indian cricket team. However seeing the attitude of Indian fans here that feeling's waning...

  • on October 20, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    Insha Allah............Tamim Bhai.....Go...Ahead......u..can..do..something..

  • on October 20, 2010, 12:52 GMT

    How good neighbours we bangladeshis have! For bilateral series, we've toured sri lanka, pakistan, england, south africa, new zealand, even Australia! But why were we never invited to tour india to play bilateral series??? Bangladesh has never played a single test in india, (though we've welcomed india and they've toured bangladesh more than once). That's how good and appreciative a neighbour we bangladeshis have! A neighbour who's never invited us(though we've invited THEM), and a neighbour who makes snide remarks of our cricket when our player achieves an award, and says this is 'utter nonsense...look what cricket has come to.....never heard of this bloke'. Wow, we bangladeshis really are very lucky!

  • on October 20, 2010, 6:25 GMT

    @ Arpith- if you haven't heard of this bloke you are probably not a cricket fan, merely another Indian fan/Indian Cricket fan.

  • on October 20, 2010, 6:22 GMT

    India Bangladesh Pakistan again- why can't you tolerate each other guys? We have no problem with our neighbor across the Tasman sea.

    One more thing- one Bangladesh player has been honored by the most recognized/respected cricket magazine of all time. But instead of being happy and jubilant about it- You guys are throwing stuff at each other. I would probably be happy if a New Zealander gets an award because they are our neighbor.

    One more thing to add- no one from other countries are firing up here. Now I realize how Englishmen rule your country for more than 200 years. No unity, no tolerance, no respect to each other. One should only be ashamed of such behavior.

    Or lets just put this in the Englishmen's word- "DIVIDE and RULE". Cheers

  • on October 19, 2010, 17:19 GMT

    Dis whole debate started with mr Arpit Parakh's comment(the 2nd comment from the bottom). Mr Parakh comment startd lyk dis: "Utter nonsense in my opinion.....look what cricket has come to...never even heard of this bloke..". So, mr Parakh, do u except tamim's fans 2 bhave nicely with u wen u giv cmnts wit such utter disrespectfulness? nd u say u've nevr heard of tamim. Dat's weird, cos tamim's perfrmance was critical in bangladesh' s win ovr india in WC 2007. So either u wer delibertely lying wen u said u havn't heard of tamim, or u truly watch so litle cricket, u havn't heard of such a talent(but u mention tamim's 151 against india in later cmnt, so i don't kno wat u are tryin 2 say). nyway, u say tamim's 151 against india, and quick fire 50s against england, his almost run-a ball 100s agnst england in england mean nothing? His almost 60 run avg in 8 tests wit a great strike rate mean nothin? Den WHAT does, mr parakh. R u sayin u hve to b tendulkar, sehwag, watson 2 gt dis award?

  • on October 19, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    pakistani players shud learn from these young, spirited, *HONEST* "brothers" of ours. had bangladesh been a part of pakistan, pcb wud not have picked a single bangla guy even in A team. [like they ignore 2 provinces out of 4- http://www.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/472508.html?addata=col_mod]

    i hope inshAllah soon bangladesh wud come out to be one of the top teams, and threaten the best in the world.

  • sabit619 on October 19, 2010, 14:46 GMT

    @some indian fans--- just wanna know 1 thing 2 u guyz!!! do u kno that there's a difference between ego nd pride??i the thing u're showing 2 us( bangladeshi fans) is ego!! but wht we hav achieved till now, is something we can feel proud abt!! dis ego will break a team into pieces which happened 2 the present aussie team!! they slipped frm no-1 to no-5 now!!! they play gud cricket, but always feels over-confident!! nd now it's INDIA next of this list!! I GUARANTEE!!!!

  • TIGER_THE_KILLER on October 19, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    HEY GUYS,THOSE WHO THINK THT THIS IS A WEAK NZ.MIND IT THIS IS THE SAME NZ LINEUP WHO THRASHED INDIA BY 200 RUNS IN FEW DAYS AGO TRI SERIES?THIS IS VETTORI, MACCULAM, RIDER,ROSS TYLOR.THEY ALL R OUTPLAYED IN EVERY MATCH???DO U BELIEVE IT.ACTUALLY THEY R OUTPLYED BY BANGLADESHS FIELDING BRILLIANCE N BOWLING.AS 2ND MATCH SHAKIB SAID OUR FIELDING IS NOT GOOD.WE R NOT FIELD EXTRAORDINARILY.WE HAV TO BEAT NZ BY 10 WKTS.BUT BD BATSMAN GIFTED THEIR WKTS.BUT 4-0 IS VERY POSSIBLE HE SAID AFTER 2ND MATCH.BEFORE BD SERIES BD WORKS LOTS OF HARD WORK.JAMIE SIDDONS SAID BD IS A 1 COUNTRY WHO IS THE BEST IN INDUSTRIOUS NOW EVEN MORE THN AUSTRALIA.HE SAID THIS BEFORE NZ SERIES.WE KNOW THE RESULT WILL MUST COME.AFTER WHITEWASHED NZ COACH GRATEBATCH SAID.BD HAS CAPABLE IN WC SEMIFINAL.THEY WILL BE MORE STRONG WHEN TAMIM N MASH WILL JOIN.BUT INDIAN GUYS U WILL SEE MUCH BETTER FIELDING PERFORMANCE IN 19 FEB 2011 FROM BD THN NZ SERIES THTS FOR SURE.best of luck.

  • TIGER_THE_KILLER on October 19, 2010, 13:58 GMT

    Sumedh Gupte>U ASKED A QUESTIONS.why doesn't bd make tailored pitches?BCASE IF U PLAY MORE TOUGH PITCHES U LEARN MORE N HANDLE MORE.THOSE WHO PLAYED IN TOUGH PITCHES HE SHOULD LOT BETTER IN DEAD PITCHES.BUT UNFORTUNATELY BD DOSENT CHANCE TO PLAY MORE TEST OR ODI IN A YEAR.THEY MOST OF THE TIME PLAYED TOUGH PITCHES THTSWHY THEIR AVG IS LOW.BUT AVERAGE DOESNT JUDGE A BATSMAN CAPABILITY SUPPOSE SHAKIB AL HASANS ODI AVG IS ONLY 35 N TEST 36.BUT HE IS FAR BETTER BATSMAN THN HIS AVERAGE.IF U SEE BD HAS 4 OR 5 BATSMAN AVG IS 20-30S OTHERS NOW IMPROVED ABOVE 30.BUT THIS IS TRUE AVERAGETHEY ALWAYS PLAY IN TOUGH CONDITIONS THTSWHY THEY NOW R SUCH N IMPROVED SIDE.WHEN THEY PLAY IN DEAD PICHES THEY BLASTERED.THTSWHY U WILL SEE BD HAS A GRAET PERFORMANCE IN AWAY.EVEN MORE WIN AWAY THAN HOME.RECENTLY THEY R STRONG IN HOME.BUT BDS HOME CRICKET N U19 SO GOOD.DAVEWATMRE SAID WHO IS NOW INDIA SOME PPL THINK THT THIS IS A WEAK NZ TEAM WITHOUT STYRIS N ORAM.IS BANGLADESH STRONG WITHOUT TAMIM MASH N JHURUL

  • on October 19, 2010, 12:36 GMT

    @ TIGER_THE_KILLER, u r 100% right. @mirfan2001, u know BD team is yet to have a full visit to India. But, we have already allowed them to play in BD. They never behave as neighbor to us and they do not willing to see any good in us. Can somebody tell me how many indian players achieved such achievement within 15 years of their beginning of test cricket?

  • on October 19, 2010, 11:36 GMT

    this whole debate was started by an indian named Arpit Parakh. this is what Arpit Parakh wrote in his very first comment "utter nonsense in my opinion...look what cricket has come to...never even heard of this bloke..." well, mr parakh, do you think we bangladeshis are gonna act all cosy to you if you write something like that? this whole animosity thing you talk about, well, YOU started it. you say you never heard of tamim, well, then, you certainly dont watch much cricket, coz tamim helped beat india in 2007 world cup, so either u were deliberately lying, or u truly dont know much about cricket. who are YOU to say what cricket has come to, when tamims avg is near 60 the past year. My advice to you is, LEARN TO RESPECT

  • on October 19, 2010, 11:29 GMT

    I merely have questions, but I do one in here. I m a Bangladeshi & at the same time I m a Indian fan too. Its almost 6 years with 3 India tours to Bangladesh. Why is there no "Bangladesh tour to India"! That is ever so pathetic! I will look forward to a Board from being that much commercial. It looks kinky when people like Alan Wilkins(a commentator) cheers even when India plays against England, it does not look good at all. the same way, when an Indian envy his/her neighbour's success, the neighbour should not have that respect for his/her "team India".

  • smanzur on October 19, 2010, 7:18 GMT

    MY GOD!!! I AM STUNNED TO SEE THAT SOME INDIANS (NOT ALL, OF COURSE) ARE SO JEALOUS OF THE SMALL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS. THEY SHOULD RATHER CONGRATULATE US, AS AN EMERGING SOUTH ASIAN CRICKETING POWER. WE REALLY FEEL PROUD WHEN TEAMS LIKE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ARE WHITEWASHED BY SOUTH ASIAN TEAMS IN TESTS AND ODIS. PLEASE STOP ALL THESE RUBBISH CONVERSATIONS AND PRAY FOR ANOTHER WHITEWASH OF NEW ZEALAND BY INDIA.

  • on October 19, 2010, 5:17 GMT

    @Bang_La, in none of the comments below,it is mentioned that Indians should only get awards. Better look at india's away test matches after 2008,rather than commenting on the 1960's or 1990's away record. Dude, have you come from the past through time machine? India beat australia recently, against hilfenhaus,johnson, george,bollinger. & I don't think they bowl at 85 kmph. Tailored pitches in india!! as if India is the only one to make them. & by the way, both teams get equal chances to play on the pitch.why doesn't bd make tailored pitches? maybe because the opposite team gets more benefit than the bd team

    yes,you're right, India should never play test match against the england team against which tamim scored 2 centuries.That england team has the world's best bowlers,greatest in the history of cricket & the best any team can ever have! Even india shouldn't play ODI's against new zealand.they are currently the best team in the world, & only an invinsible team can beat them.

  • on October 19, 2010, 4:18 GMT

    Still player's like Shakib,Tamim do not have a place in IPL,what a good neighbour we have,Shame

  • Bang_La on October 19, 2010, 1:35 GMT

    Ok guys, to bring quietness, all awards should be given to India and they will only play on their own tailored pitches. No bowlers with a pace over 125 kph or having ability to attack throats of Indian batsmen will be allowed to play. Fine?

  • sakib005 on October 18, 2010, 18:32 GMT

    138 comments on a 21 years old's achievement!!!!!!well,its great to see cricket fans are really active in webs....great!!!

  • on October 18, 2010, 18:04 GMT

    Arpit Parekh I am pointing to your 1st comment. You have not heard of Tamim. That is your limitation not wisden's. For an award, it is not just average, its also condition. A 50 in the 5th day at Perth against Merv Hughes and Bruce Ried (Have you heard of them) is better than a 100 against the Noel David and Rajesh Chouhan (I am sure you have heard of them) in the 1st day of a test at Kanpur.

  • Allrounder.no1 on October 18, 2010, 15:39 GMT

    @TIGER_THE_KILLER - brother u cant actually say its bcoz of BCCI tht india is no1.... cuz if all those matches india wud have failed they wud hv not been in this position.. its the players hardwork....and 1 more thing....if u say BCCI conducted so many matches for their team...so cant the other boards do same??ofcourse they can... 1 should agree that india is the worlds no1 test team....thats a fact..and no team reaches there without hard work...n yes...that doesnot mean 1 stop respecting other talents... m not being biased with anyone...i respect all players...coz team selection doesnot just happen...they are players cuz of their talent and hard work... nyhow this thread is abt Tamim being wisden test cricket of the yr... so lets congo him...and just stop with all the other rubbish...and this applies for everyone here <peace out>o_O

  • gmaurup on October 18, 2010, 15:06 GMT

    @john009, the world war 2 from 1939 to 1945 asked the DON not to play 6 years in the middle of a 20 year career. But my point was not to belittle Sachin, just tried to point out comparison among greats in different times (even in same era) are not desired. Tamim got the award on points given by judgement of people, not on statistics. ICC most probably gave purely on statistics (dont know though how swann was not in the preliminary list of nominations). Shakib got last year because he got points from both bowling and batting (and on judgement also as no spinner in history of cricket has two back to back 5 fors on south african soil!). Different point systems/stats can interpret a lot of stuff you never think of-- Jaques Kallis is the greatest cricketer of all time in my statistical calculations (500+ wickets and 20,000 runs in internationals :) ). I agree with you about ashraful, so let's keep fingers crossed for Tamim that he does not follow him:) . Thanks for your sensible comment :)

  • on October 18, 2010, 14:56 GMT

    @TIGER_THE_KILLER, ICC Ratings are not for playing maximum test matches! India didn't become no.1 by playing more matches,but by winning more matches.You may say that more matches=more wins. But more matches is also= more losses & more drawn matches. & if you have knowledge about ICC ratings then you might be aware that winning a test increases the ratings, losing reduces the ratings & drawn test benefits the lower ranked team & reduces ratings of higher ranked team.So to maintain no.1 position, winning is the only option & india has very well maintained it's no.1 position.

  • TIGER_THE_KILLER on October 18, 2010, 11:17 GMT

    Arpit parakh & satanic_output>DO U KNOW WHY INDIA R NO 1 POSITION? BCASE OF THEIR BOARD.IN ICC CALENDER OR TOUR FIXUTURE INDIA HAV LOTS OF TEST AND ONEDAY MATCH.WHETHER SOUTH AFRICA & AUSTRALIA DIDNT PLAYED MASSIVE TEST N ONEDAY IN A YEAR.THEIR BOARD KNOW THT INDIA DOESNT HAV CAPABLE TO WIN REGULAR BASIS IN OUTSIDE.MAY BE INDIA HAV BATTING COLLAPSE IN TOUGH CONDITION.THE PROOF IS THERE IN 2010 T 20 WORLD CUP WHETHERE INDIAS GREAT LINEUP COLLAPSE!!!THATSWHY THEY ARRANGED IND VS SL THE MOST BORING TEST IN A YEAR COUPLE OF TIMES.INDIA IS NO 1 IN THEIR COUNTRY BUT ALL THE TEST PLAYING NATION KNOW THT THEY R NOT CAPABLE OUTSIDE.IF THEY PLAY OUTSIDE THEIR BATSMAN AVERAGE MAY BE FALL DOWN!! IF U SAW IPL OR CLT20 SOUTH AFRICA AUSTRALIA SRILANKA THEIR 11 CRICKETERS R THEIR CROUNTRIES.BUT INDIAN IPL TEAM THEY R FULL OF FOREIGN PLAYERS.MOST OF THE TIME FOREIGN PLAYERS DO THE JOB FOR INDIAN TEAM.THTSWHY THEY CANT LEARN ANYTHING.SENIOR INDIAN PLAYERS PERFORM LIKE SACHIN DRABIR.THEIR YOUNGSTER FAILS

  • satanicoutput on October 18, 2010, 9:55 GMT

    Seeing the "intellect" and "logical arguments" of the Bangladeshi fans, I am sure Bangladesh cricket would be in the same place as they are today. Which would be great for them anyway. Their team is the best anyway. I would have loved to give a rebuttal to all arguments but I can't. "Stupid people take you down to their level and then beat you with experience." For the borderline cases, I would repeat, you don't get the cricketer of the year award for improving the most or showing the most promise. You get it for performing the best in that year. Cant you people grasp this simple concept??? PS:- Gem from one of the comments. "Tamim is currently ranking at No.20 ... but how many of you guyz know where he stood back in Aug 2009 ??? he was at No. 55 ... Imagine the gallop in just one year" Priceless. Go do a Statistic 101 class, please and read about the bell curve.

  • John009 on October 18, 2010, 9:28 GMT

    Congrats Tamim to achieve such a good title. someone says that "Bradman would have made 100 test centuries if he played as many tests as Sachin did" my question is who says him not to play? Such a rubbish talking. Playing for over 20 years with this kind of form is only imaginable by far. One said tamim's strike rate is best, i think sehwag have over 10 than tamims strike rate. Tamim is a good young talent & way to go. But I just want to notice oone thing to BD supporters that, you have the youngest centurion in test cricket & was talented as you said Ashraful & where is he now? over 55 tests with an avg of about 22.38. What a telent!!!. So just focus if tamim is also not going to that way rather bushing to others.

  • gmaurup on October 18, 2010, 3:58 GMT

    Continued.... Dear (some) Indian Fans... Why don't you compare achievements of Tamim with achievements of sachin and sehwag at 21 years when you say he is nothing compared to them... Tamim is lucky he has legends like them in front to tell he wants to be like them... Did not Sachin wanted to be like Gavaskar or someone else in childhood? what is wrong with that? Please try to give people some credits... most probably some records from Sachin would be untouched forever... but that does not mean no one will try to pursue a dream to be like Sachin.... Sachin will be far behind Bradman's 99 average when he retires...Bradman would have made 100 test centuries if he played as many tests as Sachin did.... does it mean he is nothing compared to Bradman? it is not like that, every player has contribution to this lovely game... you should respect all.

  • gmaurup on October 18, 2010, 3:47 GMT

    Dear (some of) Indian supporters: It is poverty of your minds to brush off the award. Wisden clearly mentioned the criteria: performance from sept 2009 to sept 2010 is considered, and their reporters voted on each test match performance of players. I know both Sachin and Sehwag has 80+ average in this period, sehwag most probably has a 293 also... but the award was not given on averages. Most probably English journalists rated the tests and they saw Tamim absolutely lambasting their bowling attack in 4 consecutive matches, almost made a century in a session (may be a couple of people did that in 130 year history of test cricket), made consecutive fifties against top bowlers, and made back to back centuries in English summer...and he just marginally is ahead of Sehwag. Please try to respect people, the reporters have democratic right to choose someone who might not be an Indian... take care friends

  • on October 18, 2010, 2:45 GMT

    And Oh one more thing ... Tamim is currently ranking at No.20 ... but how many of you guyz know where he stood back in Aug 2009 ??? he was at No. 55 ... Imagine the gallop in just one year ... :D ... And use some gray matter to imagine where he would stand after this year if he keeps up his work like he always do ... i really hope he would be one of the Best three in Test rankings ... Once again Congrats Tamim Iqbal and thnx to Wisden for such a recognition ...

  • on October 18, 2010, 2:28 GMT

    And Tamim ON THE GIVEN TIME PERIOD HAS SCORED AGAINST EVERY TEAM THEY PLAYED while carrying an injury on his LEFT HAND (his true hand) ... And his Aggressiveness, Talent, Style, and Fearless Attitude is loved by all and i believe you guyz too enjoy his batting and remember how SACHIN and SEHWAG used to bat in their early career ... And he managed to score enough run with enough average to be on top of the list on a GIVEN TIME ... where Sachin managed to score only a 818 runs in 8 matches and Tamim 837 in 7 matches averaging 59.68 ... Hence he managed to earn enough respect from around the world and got acknowledged by the reporters around the world ... And if anyone in Bangladesh dare to compare the Lifetime Achievement of Sachin or Sehwag or Sangakkara or Brian Lara would be a solid fool ... What we true fans of Bangladesh can brag about is the potentiality of our players and what they can achieve in their lifetime ... A true fact acknowledged by all the cricket fans around the world.

  • on October 18, 2010, 2:17 GMT

    Now let's go back to that point of 'potential' ... Tamim is an emerging opener just like Sehwag when starting his career ... And still this boy or kid or tiny teen has shown his ability to compete against the best of this wonderful game cricket ... Yes i will never compare him with the present Sehwag or Tendulkar or any other great batsman of the past or the present ... because they have achieved enough to be named the greats of cricket ... but wait i got a new name here: Tejeshare Pujara who scored and showed his potential against Australia a great guy and might become the future of India ... just like Dhoni ... The point is Accept the fact that these young players like Tamima Shakib Pujara Pollard come to cricket with so much potential that they are giving their most rite here rite now and competing against the proven and the best and their best time is yet to come ... hell THAT ITSELF IS AN ACHIEVEMENT to acknowledge by all the true cricket fans around the world ... To be continued.

  • on October 18, 2010, 2:09 GMT

    Well First thing's First ... Congratulations Tamim Iqbal on your achievement which got recognized by the Wisden ... I think of Indian fans as a true INDIAN fan of cricket ... thats why they burn their favourite idols when they lose and stone even Dhoni's house (imagine their great leader; who was no body just a few years back and despite having Yuvraj, Zaheer, Sehwag and Sachin in the team they chose a much younger player as their captain ... i wish these Indian fans here commenting can understand why their board has done so ... Experience is truly a great fact in cricket but yet they chose a younger player to lead them just because he HAS THAT MUCH 'POTENTIAL' IN HIM AND THAT MUCH QUALITY OF LEADERSHIP ... and as a result the Indian team has become the world's no.1 test team and might very well become the no.1 in ODI's too ... to be continued ...

  • on October 18, 2010, 1:06 GMT

    @ashekahmed, You relating 'beggar becomming rich' with 'India becomming no.1' is totally unjustified.Beggar becomes rich means he gets instantaneous wealth,not due to his intellect or hard work.But thats not the case with India.India didn't win a lottery & became no.1,nor did it bought the no.1 position.It EARNED it.It beat some great test teams(including bd & eng) to be the no.1.If you still think It doesn't deserve it,somethings definitely wrong on your part.

  • 2.14istherunrate on October 17, 2010, 21:57 GMT

    The guy's got talent and flair. Outbatted all of Pakistan side in 2010 summer by a few lightyears. A good week for Bangladesh. At last we see progress!!!

  • TIGER_THE_KILLER on October 17, 2010, 21:06 GMT

    Arpit Parakh>i am a tiger fan.Arpit parakh n satanic_output u r right.i even compare sachin n sehvag with tamim right now bacase of statistics.tamim is only 19 yrs of age.he is a world class batsman no doubt about that.sachin n sehvag is far way than tamim by runs.but i recommend tamim is most talented than sehvag.tamim is a proved cricketer in tough condition not only tamim but also some bd cricketers.do u know why bd improving like rocket speed?bcase they r playing always tough conditions.thtswhy their avarage is not great but they r now construct with a tough conditions.they learn each game.indias batsman avg is very high bacse they play always a dead pitch in typical indian pitch.they dont know wt is a good ball.but when they go in outside they fall troubles.recently chennai superkings win the clt20.i dont think so.i think foregn players win clt20.in ipl some indians r perform in weak bowling otherwise foregn players do the job for them thtswhy they dont learn anything.

  • on October 17, 2010, 20:55 GMT

    Congrats Tamin....We bd pple just love cricket....No matter which team and which player is playing.....heros will born...it might be tamim, sakib or sum 1 else....who knows!!!den dey might be compared with sum g8 players, lke we compare Sachin with Bradman...with due respect to every1... guyz just w8 and see...dont pretend ne thing....future will speak...

  • Rezaul on October 17, 2010, 20:32 GMT

    @Sumedh Gupte, I agree with what u argued. But the problem is you will see almost all Indian supporters in cricinfo has to protest and abuse everything Bangladesh achieve. They always find something negative and start screaming utter nonsense. I myself feel shame seeing there nonsense comments against BD as I hd been supporting team India from my early boyhood even before these young fellows born. Tamim is a very talented yet quite new international cricket. Still long way to go for Tamim to be by the side of greats like Bradman, Sachin, Richards, etc. I am blind supporter of Sachin and you will hv thousands of Sachin fan in BD. The fact is Sachin has Sehwag, Dravid, Gambhir, Laxman, Dhoni beside him to perform. So, the pressure is not comparable to that of Tamim who carries Bangladesh hope on his lone young soldier. He has to perform under pressure which can be compared to that of Sachin at 90's India team.

  • ashekahmed on October 17, 2010, 18:19 GMT

    @all rounder no.1.....dude ,i am totally supporting ur comment.indian supporters blindly supports their country,this is obviously good.but the way they are reacting here,its really shocking indeed.come on guys,bangladesh has got the test membership far far later than india... the youngest member in the side....so why u people are too shocked about the prosperity of bangladesh?u guys made ur team no.1 test side in ICC ranking,so why u r always behind the youngest member ?the only reason might be u dont deserve this ranking and the other might be when a beggar becomes rich,he does not know how to react with others and he becomes too busy to let the people know about his sudden prosperity.come on dudes,try to open up ur mind.otherwise for u guys,people will have a negative idea on indian supporters.plz at least dont spoil the prestige of ur country....stay fine.

  • Praxis on October 17, 2010, 17:21 GMT

    @Allrounder.no1, totally agree with u man. Couldn't have said any better...

  • on October 17, 2010, 16:26 GMT

    @Sumedh Gupte

    Dude, when i questioned this award given to tamim, i received a message on facebook by one BD fan who addressed himself as TUMAR JOMAI BABU, which in Hindi means tumhare jamai babu...They have a real thing about themselves of being our son-in-laws, hence the expect indians to bow down and except that tamim is the new bradman and sachin is not even close to his talent...

    look at one guy saying that bd and pak will dominate world cricket again.just shows the animosity they have for india.

    I remember sir alex ferguson saying last season about man city that right now we have a neighbour and sometimes neighbours are noisy....

    similarly, in bangladesh, we have a neighbour and boy they are noisy...cant wait to play them soon..put them in thier place...

  • ashekahmed on October 17, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    arpit parakh and satanicoutput both are actually very much afraid of tamim.its because the way tamim smashed indian bowling last world cup and the way india was kicked out by bangladesh....they are really scared about this world cup and also for the future....come on dude ,the way bangladesh cricket is approaching,india will be the next to get a solid white wash(bangla wash) by bangladesh.....dont be afraid guys...stay fine.

  • Allrounder.no1 on October 17, 2010, 15:28 GMT

    @all - i wont compare tamim or sehwag or ny othr player. every player hv his tym n every team has its tym too.its just the way it is today india no1.sum day some othr team. but wahz mre important is.the fans stickin to there own team no matter they win or loose. n if u all are aware of what happens around you.my opinion is india fans r the most hypocrite in this matter.thr players win.thy talk all great great. n thy strt loosin...the very same players house is stonned..the very same players puppet is burned on streets...n etc etc.. if u want eg...jus tk notice to what happened after india end up gettin out 1st round in 2007.... no othr team have experienced this kind of behaviour frm thr ppl!! so out of all indians shud think twice b4 opposing nyone. i respect BD fans fr stickin to thr team always n waheva i hv seen.no othr hv a problem with BDs imporvement...othr thn the indians.just tk a look on cmmnts in bd related posts. u will kno wat i mean!!

    CONGO TAMIM!! <peace out>o_O

  • ranaazad on October 17, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    satanicoutput, i dont think that the concerned authority of Wisden is less wise than you, if u were then, get there and grab ur claim that u should be the authority.. people with no skull might say such but the announcement has already been enclosed. why dont people like you dislike to encourage the winning man.. be humane, not human... Congratulations Tamim and BD team as they have defeated nz today with 4-0!!

  • Bang_La on October 17, 2010, 14:33 GMT

    @ satanicoutput, thank you for teh piece of information that Tamim will not be picked up in Indian side. He will play long time for Bangladesh and strap Indian ass again and again. Just wait.

  • Bang_La on October 17, 2010, 14:28 GMT

    @ Arpit Parakh, be really scared, and you really are from a knee-jerking side. You are completely awae that Bangladesh have shaken off their fear for big names as they were all tested in South Africa. Give me three instances in cricketing history of India over 75 years where India could hold their nerves finish a nail biter like Bangladesh did in two consecutive matches. There is the sign. Keep playing an ostrich and hide your face in the sand, will be good for world cricket.

  • on October 17, 2010, 14:08 GMT

    Bangladesh beat new zealand 3-0 in ODI's few days ago.Tamim got wisden test player of year in 2010, shakib ul hasan got it the previous year.Bangladesh beat india in 2007 wc....thats all? You guys have been arguing with just these few facts?If You see What India has achieved in cricket, it'll take months for you to read all the things!!! Its true that Bangladesh has made an excellent improvement in its standard of cricket & there are many EMERGING players who've had some major contributions in it.You love your country & your sportmen & should surely appreciate their success & talk about it,but saying that tamim is above all others is totally vague.he's nowhere near the cricket legends like sachin, bradman or richards & others. I'm not against wisden's decision,but against all those who're comparing India & bangladesh just by 2 or 3 matches & deciding that Bangadesh & co=players are better than all others. no doubt you CAN be the best, but you AREN"T the best.

  • sabee66 on October 17, 2010, 5:38 GMT

    this is very nice to see how our B.D brothers are playing great cricket and producting good talent. i wish BD and Pak will be together to rule the cricket again well done boy, tamim. you have dont a great job, dont worry Sehwag is not better than you as he has played alot but you are running the whole team with you, Sehwag has alots of players after him but you are the great champ Being a pakistani ex cricketer and the lover of game, i would give him 10/10, i would also suggest young Pakistani batsman to learn something from you...well done again

  • satanicoutput on October 17, 2010, 5:02 GMT

    In the last 12 months Sachin has scored at an average of 91 with 7 centuries and 2 double centuries. Sehwag has scored at 73 with 6 centuries and a 293 somewhere there as well. And the award goes to Tamim Iqbal for his 59 average with 3 centuries. And what's more, Bangladeshi people agree with this award!!!!! Grow up people. Dont be blinded by nationalism. Tamim Iqbal won't even be picked in the Indian side. Trust me on this. And I am not an Indian.

  • Deathonhand on October 17, 2010, 3:04 GMT

    @Arpit Parakh > i have told u to wait & see! what we can, u will be able to see in this world cup! u have told about 2015 world cup!!!!!!! hey man, cheer up! we are going to be champion then. we will be world champs in 2015, INSHA-ALLAH!!!! KEEP WAITING! DAYS ARE NOT FAR!!!!

  • on October 16, 2010, 23:43 GMT

    Loving da fact da wen a not well know emerging star does a well proformance of his career,da indian fans still want to keep dem down. Indians dont appreciate da beauty of cricket. Dey are selfish and cheap like da world portrays dem to be. Tamim out preformed every one, while he was in a losing side and in a tough condition. Yet some indian fan still think dat he does not deserve it. Also he had a stress fracture while he was batting. So even after dat if u think he doesnt deserve da award after playing through a nagging injury, den shut of da tv and stop watching cricket. There isnt any one more deserving to recieve dis den tamim

  • on October 16, 2010, 20:46 GMT

    @shubhohabib1

    U ALL KNOW BLACK CAPS ARE NOW IN THE WAY TO BE WHITE WASHED>>>>>>>> it will be regular to all sides playing against BANGLADESH!!!!!!!! JUST WAIT & SEE!!!!!!!!!!!! we will show the world we are the best side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that day is not far!!!!!!!!! we have world class batsman, bowler. and the world best all-rounder SHAKIB AL HASAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>>>>>>>>>SHUVO HABIB<<<<<<<<<<<<

    man..u got me running scared now dude!!!! i am fearing a whitewash when india plays BD next time around!!!!my goodness..it just goes to show that you guys will glorify your opener no matter who performs better than him....it will be interesting to see if BD qualify for the WC 2015 as automatic selection...

  • on October 16, 2010, 17:49 GMT

    Well done Tamim!! It is the time to go ahead! go tamim go!!! @indians be open minded! so self-centeredness is the main cause of getting alone from the neighbors! Recognize the truth, truth is beautiful.

  • on October 16, 2010, 17:41 GMT

    @Arpit Parakh, are you deliberately twisting the facts? Tamim Iqbal was awarded Wisden Test Cricketer of the Year award for scoring 837 runs at 59.78 average in seven tests. where do 1500 at 40 come from?! Why does it matter here?

  • realredbaron on October 16, 2010, 17:36 GMT

    Arpit Parakh can not think straight. Tamim scored 1500 runs at 40 average. That's what he had done in 3 years of his test career. Wisden awarded him test cricketer of the YEAR. What a player has achieved in the year is only of concern here. If we have to go by what Parakh is saying then the awards list for next ten year should look like: Bradman, Bradman, Bradman, Border, Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Lara, Lara, Tendulkar, Tendulkar. But luckily the heads at Wisden have a simple thing called common sense and Tamim Iqbal is the most consistent, prolific, deserving, tested recipient of the test player of the year award. Thank you Wisden for not losing it.

  • zahin_ash on October 16, 2010, 15:38 GMT

    @all......1st of all..u guys don even understand how tamim got this award/////the award is given because not only fr his century in lords..but also his whole performance in the certain period...in where he scored 837 in an average of 59.78..and when?? when his team has loose all the matches..and that makes his innings more special...........he is not only scoring runs...but he is doin it under pressure....team like india..where theres batsman like sachin sehwag laxman dravid dhoni u don have tht much pressure...cause sehwag knows if he cant ge run theres sachin after him...and on the other fact,,,tamim knows thers not much batsman who he can rely on...remember he made 150 against india when his team is more than 300 runs behind in 2nd innings...the wisden has took all this fact seriously and its not only 1 reporter who just made him wisden cricketer of the year...its like all reporters who voted for tht...and trust me guys...they are watching the matches more closer thn us....

  • Deathonhand on October 16, 2010, 15:06 GMT

    What the hell ppl are discussing here? Tamim iqbal is a world class cricketer. he would have got the prize icc test player of the year. unfortunately in the meantime Bangladesh played only 7 test matches. whereous india played 10. for that SRT got that prize for having much runs! Morever tamim is afraid of no bowler in the world!!!!!!!!!!!its the main point! the main spirit of a batsman!!! BANGLADESH IS NOW A IMPROVING SIDE>>> U ALL KNOW BLACK CAPS ARE NOW IN THE WAY TO BE WHITE WASHED>>>>>>>> it will be regular to all sides playing against BANGLADESH!!!!!!!! JUST WAIT & SEE!!!!!!!!!!!! we will show the world we are the best side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that day is not far!!!!!!!!! we have world class batsman, bowler. and the world best all-rounder SHAKIB AL HASAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>>>>>>>>>SHUVO HABIB<<<<<<<<<<<<

  • paagla on October 16, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    The greatness lies is not in criticizing or undermining others' achievement. The humbleness is the symbol of great minds. So all .... fans should accept the fact that there are other players who might show their real talent and could achieve some recognition. By whining like a kid for not getting everything even though they may not rightly deserve that is really ridiculous.

  • Praxis on October 16, 2010, 13:18 GMT

    a ha! just what I was afraid of, indian supporters are unhappy now. Come on guys, Tamim is really a wonderful batsman. If u have seen his innings in past series u would agree. Condition in England was really tough, temperature was low, pitch was fast & bouncy, ball was swinging. But the way he attacked the bowlers! Maybe this recognition was little too early, but those who have seen him play would agree he totally deserves this award. And what's with all these bickering, its embarrassing guys! Seems to me now a days not a single post in cricinfo goes without different supporters arguing.

  • on October 16, 2010, 11:41 GMT

    @ Rakzzta Ali

    Dude..yes we are numero uno in world cricket right now...and dont give this award to an indian cricketer...i have no problems with that...so long as its given to the most DESERVING, CONSISTENT, PROLIFIC AND TESTED player on the international circuit, i would vouch for that....in my opinion Tamim Iqbal could at best be given the emrging cricketer of the year award but surely not the wisden circketer of the year award..

    and moreover, you said it..Wisden isnt as highly acclaimed as the ICC awards. No wonder they are not...if they give away such awards like candies to a kid, they never will be as acclaimed as the ICC awards...

  • on October 16, 2010, 9:27 GMT

    Alright guys lets get something straight here. I dont understand why most of you here don't feel happy about Tamim being named Wisden Cricketer Test Player of the year, maybe because you feel someone else should have got it? whatever the case I dont really care. What you failed to realise is that this is "Wisden" and not "ICC Test Player of the Year", Wisden isnt as highly acclaimed as the ICC awards. This award was given for the sole fact that Tamim has been outstanding, he has improved on his batting dramatically, and also for those who think this award was given because Wisden just choose any cricketer who plays decent against England (best team in the Universe), have you forgotten that he played well against India too? or isnt India a good team? I dont know, everyone has different opinions. I understand that India are no.1 at the moment , but seriously, you cant expect all the awards to go to Indians lollll

  • on October 16, 2010, 9:20 GMT

    As long as Tamim Iqbal lives THe heart Of bangladesh can't b broken.we want more from him & expect him 2 win ICC palyer of the year award

  • on October 16, 2010, 8:54 GMT

    How difficult is it to understand???

    -The player getting the award has scored not more than 1500 runs. -At an average of 40 change. -Other players have better numbers and performances against quality oppositions.

    The only problem is that this point has been made by an Indian who hails from Kolkata(Bangadesh's bread and butter city) and not by any other nationality.

    If you really want to debate, then lets debate on facts.

  • on October 16, 2010, 7:37 GMT

    hang on guys...hang on..i have gone no where after making my 'polite opinion'. i am extremely apologetic towards all Bangladesh supporters for the comment i made. i completely failed to realize that this was probably one of those rare occasions when BD cricket gets any sort of recognition. So, okay Tamim must have hit Zaheer for a six in 2007 world cup..might have scored a swashbuckling 151 against india in a test...so???does it match up against the performances of others around the world????

    let me confess...i am a big fan of mark waugh..loved his style of batting...big admirer of brian lara..flair like no body...and when YOUR BLOKE mortaza broke onto the scene and joined KKR, i was estatic...

    I love this game...and at the same time i am reserved to make my own opinion..in my opinion, 1500 runs at an average 40 change does not warrant for any sort of award at club level, let alone international level. i do hope this guy goes from strength to strength and makes a name for himself.

  • ankit619 on October 16, 2010, 7:13 GMT

    I think had any batsman scored a hundred against england he would have got this award. Wisden has always been of the opinion that English cricketers are god (maybe even above god). So if any teeny-tiny player emerges out of darkness to score a "gutsy" century against a "truly fearsome" english attack "best in the universe at present and in the coming future" then it is a world-class performance, even better than the 1200 runs in just 9 games with a bradmanesque average or fifties in each one of last 11 test innings. But one thing is for sure people would cheer for tamim as these are one of those rare occasions they get to cheer for. I seriously have nothing but sympathy for you if u hv watched international cricket for a year and still say tamim is world's best cricketer. Get Well Soon!! Period

  • on October 16, 2010, 7:10 GMT

    Tamim Iqbal showed the World that Bangladesh is elevating very fast with top standard with Stars of outstanding caliber. We are all proud.

  • on October 16, 2010, 6:44 GMT

    well to all the ppl who found my cmmnt irrelevant just read the cmnnt prior to my cmmnt whr ppl were writin all randm stuff i also accpt tht wisden adopt a criteria nd i wnt ques it so as i said its gud tht tamim was choosen bt ppl were writtn al rubbish stff abt india bangladesh match n stuff so my cmmnt focusd on thse ones

  • abru12 on October 16, 2010, 6:39 GMT

    congratulations tamim.i think your the best player of this generation

  • abru12 on October 16, 2010, 6:35 GMT

    Tamim is an excellent player.Hes got natural talent,it takes alot to be a player like him.He deserves to be the wisden cricketer of the year and i also think that he should be in the top ten icc rankings.I think that with his talent he could be the icc odi player of the year too.congratulations tamim.you deserve it.

  • Bang_La on October 16, 2010, 6:21 GMT

    @ Arpit Parakh, oh yes I totally agree on your observation of "..look what cricket has come to..". Players call in sick to avoid pacers abroad are in your list I see, see? ..look what cricket has come to... . Lets do what? Ask Ambanis to buy this freaking Wisden magazine so for few years next you can only see names in the award list. Well, after this 4 or at best 5 players that you have only to name again and again, there would not be any name left to mention. What then? And again, I never heard of you before. Which village idiot you are please?

  • Bang_La on October 16, 2010, 6:13 GMT

    @le_stephenois, and Tamim's eyes dont pop out of their sockets when there is a bouncer with 140+ kmh pace too :)

  • on October 16, 2010, 5:53 GMT

    @shivam sing

    well if anybody is disrespecting swan or sehwag praising tamim thats not acceptable but reading ur comment makes me fell that u are completely off the point on some major points, if u read closely about the criteria tamim won is called 'test cricketer of the year' u see 'of the year' ... the way it is still tough to determine that whether tamim wud go that far like sehwag or not it is also right that on this very year he outplayed them fair and square ..... get real buddy .its not about each and every achievement of their life its about them in a particular year

  • ygkd on October 16, 2010, 5:52 GMT

    Tamin, like a number of Bangladeshi players, are fast becoming high-class. Hope they can continue to improve to the point where they can beat anyone on any given day. Some credit must be given to Jamie Siddons, one of the unlucky ones of Australian cricket.

  • on October 16, 2010, 5:39 GMT

    Well Tamim u r great.......Congrats.....thanks Wisden cricketers for nominating tamim for this award. But according to the comments of bro SHIVAM SINGH, I just want to say,Theres no one here compare Tamim with Sewag. Wisden just follow their own criteria to chose one for the award. But Mr.Singh how do u demoralize Tamims achievement like tht way. I know Sewag is great but Tamim is also doing great & if he keep going like the he is I hope withing few years he would become one of the so called great as u say.....& finally one thing to say 2 u, since Sewag is great 2 u so he cant be comparable to anybody like Tamim ! a cricketer of Bangladesh!!! just get rid of this kinda Attitude.....though we have been victim of such Attitude by ur country so often..............

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  • Bang_La on October 16, 2010, 5:14 GMT

    @ Shivam Singh, we didnt compare Tamim against Shewag and dont need to do so really because in a judgement made my cricketing authority, Tamim was put above Shewag. Its your turn now to compare Shewag to Tamim. Your statement of so called "crushing" Australia in your OWN country speaks the standard of Indian cricket. I see you have conveniently forgotten India's record playing abroad on a hard pitch against pace and bounce (re: India's last series played abroad). Only a few years back, when consumerism was not an yardstick to measure cricketing standard, India was a laughing stock for her players' cowardice and ineptness against pace and bounce which till today is evident. Sorry, I couldnt write my reply in Hinglish like you did. :)

  • on October 16, 2010, 4:33 GMT

    @Arpit Parakh

    The fact that you don't know who Tamim Iqbal says more about your stupid ignorance than it does about the method Wisden uses to give out its awards.

  • on October 16, 2010, 4:27 GMT

    Congrts.. Tamim Iqbal.. wish u best of luck.

  • satanicoutput on October 16, 2010, 3:21 GMT

    Arpit Parakh made a point politely and he was just flamed out of existence. Ok for all the people who are shouting about cricket, a serious comment first. If you have been really watching international cricket this past year, and you still say that Tamim has been a better batsmen then I pity you. http://www.reliancemobileiccrankings.com/ranking/test/batting/ This is an 'objective' ie totally based on performance rankings. Tamim is no.20 on this. I rest my case.

    For others, do you want us to come by and smack your ass again. Aren't you tired of losing? Why don't you guys practise first. Get a team and ask the Indian Board to let you play in the Ranji trophy. Start from the plate division and when you begin to top the elite division regularly then you guys can say that you deserve to play "TEST" cricket.

  • Safran17 on October 16, 2010, 1:18 GMT

    Congratulations Tamim you made us proud, you made the whole country joyous with glory, I would like to say one think just keep your style and your batting thoughts always the same, you are naturally gifted player, I wish you always keep your performance like this and wish you best of luck for more bright future.

  • on October 15, 2010, 22:03 GMT

    Congratulations Tamim Iqbal Wisden Test Cricketer of the Year.all the Best........Good Luck to you...............

  • ZsZs on October 15, 2010, 20:03 GMT

    Bangladesh is on the ascendancy. All smiles. Thank you Team Bengal.

  • on October 15, 2010, 19:31 GMT

    Congratulations to Tamim!!!!!!!!! Pl. just keep your consistency in scoring and play your natural game. All the best.

  • on October 15, 2010, 18:38 GMT

    i feel very proud for tamim realy he is world class.back to back bangladeshi players are the Wisden Cricketer Test Player of the both yearYear.

  • on October 15, 2010, 17:50 GMT

    @all here i see a common thng i respect the luv u all have fr tamim bt hw can u cmpare him wid a playr like virender sehwag thk hai wisden usd sm criteria nd i wud take tht nd ys tamim do playd well bt u knw wat virender sehwag is cricketin grts cmpare him wid the likes of viv richards nd bradman i mean thk hai its ur love fr him bt dnt write absurd thngs on a forum like cricinfo and secndly pls stp cmparin bangladesh(a country rankd 8th ) to india who just demolishd australia at home i hope u all watch it, its gud to have love fr ur country bt pls dnt jus go on writin absurd thngs

  • on October 15, 2010, 16:58 GMT

    we are waiting for the world cup winning team

  • Philly.rocks on October 15, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    C o n g r a t u l a t i o n to Tamim and Bangladesh for achieving twin good news at the same. Hey guys, dont be dishearted from an ignorant's idiotic comment who doesnt know anything about cricket except Indian Cricket Council (ICC). If Sehwag were given this award then they would say what a decision but now Tamim got this, so they dont know him. Well go back to 4 years earlier when this young kid who was 18 years that time, single handedly knconked out your team out of world cup from first round. BTW, I am a huge supporter of Sachn. I spent many night and days to watch Sachin. I remember at 90's he was the lone player for India to defend. Once He goes whole Indian team was gone. These new boys do not know history.

  • on October 15, 2010, 14:05 GMT

    Congragulation Tamim. Carry on.....

  • on October 15, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    Congragulation to Tamim....He deserve it...he played well. All the hater out there need to realize jealeousy won't get you far...It's time for emerging country to role the cricket world...I bet this world cup; we will witness some more shocking....Watch India ...here comes Tamim and Shakib!!!

  • on October 15, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    well done tamim .. god bless u ... and i kno why these indian people dont like tamim .. dey still remember dat day .. 2007 world cup .. tamim kicked dem out :!! f

  • Bass_Man on October 15, 2010, 11:55 GMT

    For those who have followed Tamim this year, his personal performaces have proved what a gem of a player he is.

    After Shakib was awarded this award, he has proved what an asset he has been for Bangladesh and Wocester.

    Its high time an IPL team/county team realised his potential.

  • on October 15, 2010, 11:19 GMT

    it was a great pleasure for all of Bangladeshi's to hear this new's .our Tiger are is our proud..we got two great news in one day's...go ahead BD Tiger,we are right behind on your's...........

  • Isfak on October 15, 2010, 10:52 GMT

    @ all Tamim is a great player and he can became greater than viru His shots are more stylish and perfect. Indians should respect him

  • on October 15, 2010, 9:50 GMT

    congrats tamim n bangladesh team dey r doing very well in last two year . tamim deserve dis award becoz he having lot of pressure becoz bangladesh team is nt dat much gud batsman except sakib ul hasan well done tamim hat of for u

  • mahiiiiii on October 15, 2010, 8:49 GMT

    @Arpit parakh i knw u hv players bt it dsnt count wid da previous performances u hv to get ur nam bty performing presently and as 2 tamim hes got all da class styl and deserve it........go learn som cricket and b respectful2 players of all nations cos ur tendulkar or sehwag didnt com in a day .dey cam althrough by deir hard work and plls love..stupid ppl cant undsnt cric and comment .....did u ever watch cricket?? i dnt think so.mayb played vedio games wid ur lil bro.....

  • on October 15, 2010, 7:03 GMT

    Hey Arpit, though I respect yur opinion you have to see Sehwag and sachin has huge number of good batsman behind them but for Tamim he has to singlehandedly make the win and accumulate the runs. You gotta see from where he was to where he has gone. Bd did not get many chances fro tests this year compared to top nations Wisden uses much more respectable criteria compared to rest.

  • on October 15, 2010, 7:02 GMT

    @ Arpit Prakash, dont try to act as a looser. Wisden is not a Indian organization to give everything to Indians, ok. It has its own selection criteria. Tamim Iqbal is bold, he is aggressive, he is talented, he is fearless and he is a destroyer. We all know that, why dont you know that.

    You said "utter nonsense in my opinion...look what cricket has come to...never even heard of this bloke..." If you dont know Tamim Iqbal, you have no right to comment about Cricket, ok. Cricket doesnt need a fan like you who is completely ignorant. I never complain about ICC awards. They have their own criteria to award player, Wisden has it own. Remember, wisden has its own unique recognition for its contribution to cricket. So please respect. Well done Tamim. Keep it up. Play for your country very proudly to make us proud.

  • on October 15, 2010, 6:17 GMT

    Tamim must be considered as the historical great hero , if he born in Aus or İndia or England or West İndies .Fortunately , he is Bangladeshi ,and hereby no other nations judge him in proper way to confer his dignity and what he deserves ...Obviously some media are different rather than other as Wisden and it proved that why it is called the BİBLE OF Cricket .Thanks Wisden .

  • on October 15, 2010, 6:16 GMT

    Congratulation Tamim Iqbal, He is the no 1 batsman in the world. I wish he can manage more great innings. Well Best of Luck Bangladesh team. I'm proud to be a Bangladeshi. No doubt Sakib and Tamim are the key player of Bangladesh. Thanks a lot to Mehdi Rahi for his comment, I agree with him. And I believe Sakib is much more confident and reliable as Bangladesh cricket team. I think one thing we have to produce now, which is pace bowling department. And finally Mr. Prakash.Iyer, dont be a foolish by posting such a comment here. Thank you all.

  • on October 15, 2010, 6:06 GMT

    Mr. Arpit prokash, learn to respect your opponent, learn to appreciate your opponent's performance. learn to be happy about the success of your neighbour. that's what we do in our country. for your convenience I want to let you know some facts. Last year this award was won by shakib al hasan, bangladesh skipper. go through his career statistics for a moment.

    India is the only team who has not invited bangladesh for a test series, whats the cause? when we have played 3-5-6 series even in england, australia ... The cause is using "Eat, drink cricket" theory you are actually feeding money to the corporate groups, boards. Your board doesnt appreciate to play, invite the underdogs. They only allow playing when they can make money. This is how you got this attitude, I think! Hope you will learn someday how to treat every opponent and how to appreciate everyone's achievement! In 1999 world cup, Kiwi captain didn't let his team come for photoshoot with BD team. Look what happened yesterday

  • on October 15, 2010, 5:43 GMT

    What a day for Bangladesh cricket! Congrats Tamim and Shakib! The team is on the right track. We want more Tamims, Shakibs, and Shafiuls. Let not it be politicized like other institutions of the country.

  • on October 15, 2010, 5:30 GMT

    Congratulation Tamim Iqbal, He is the no 1 batsman in the world. I wish he can manage more great innings. Well Best of Luck Bangladesh team. I'm proud to be a Bangladeshi. No doubt Sakib and Tamim are the key player of Bangladesh.

    Thanks a lot to Mehdi Rahi for his comment, I agree with him. And I believe Sakib is much more confident and reliable as Bangladesh cricket team.

    I think one thing we have to produce now, which is pace bowling department.

    And finally Mr. Prakash.Iyer, dont be a foolish by posting such a comment here.

    Thank you all.

  • overrated_india on October 15, 2010, 4:56 GMT

    @Arpit Parakh: if u don know who this guy is then watch the 2007 world cup match between india and bangladesh..see the 6 he hit of ur zahir khan..seriously where this Arpit Parakh like guys come from??..we have to put up against aus eng sa nz for our test status..ind pak should support us and instead we get guys like Arpit Parakh...shame

  • shovwar on October 15, 2010, 3:35 GMT

    @ PRAKASH IYER.......HA HA HA I had to Laugh...Bro are you an Indian? I think you should know Tamim better than any English...!!!! Tamim killed Indian attack in JAN with 151...LOL..What he performed against England was nothing compared to what did he did against India..BTW if u cant remember who Tamim is then go check out why India was out of the WC 2007......lol

  • on October 15, 2010, 1:44 GMT

    Well Mr. Prakash Iyer, if Wisden had awarded this to only English players or players who performed well in England, then let me remind you that Shakib's awarding period was 2008-2009 and, Bangladesh never played in England at that time. I think anywhere he plays, his performance speaks for him and, I believe the world has seen his ability, calibre and determination for perform. And these two men, Tamim and Shakib have been the players who have been performing at their level best to make sure that Bangladesh are no longer minnows and are a team of some excellent talent.

  • on October 15, 2010, 0:41 GMT

    good job............... .................... .................

  • realredbaron on October 14, 2010, 23:27 GMT

    This Arpit Parakh is probably the only Indian in the whole world who does not follow Indian cricket team's test matches yet has the immature audacity of commenting about Wisden's choice of test cricketer of the year! Instead of audacity I should call it plain stupidity! You do not know who Tamim is? Check out the 151 he blasted against Indian bowlers in a test match back in January, a performance that was considered while awarding him the Wisden test cricketer of the year. oh and there is another reason why Indians remember him. Tamim, 17 year old then, single handedly kicked India out of the 2007 ICC world cup. His slap shot 6 off Zahir Khan is highly entertaining, even to this day. Please watch it on youtube if you still don't want to pretend to be ignorant of the Wisden test cricketer of the year.

  • le_stephenois on October 14, 2010, 23:22 GMT

    @Mohammad Wahid Hossain: Don't compare Sehwag to Tamim. Tamim has a better technique, he is also a smarter player than Sehwag.

  • on October 14, 2010, 22:32 GMT

    @ Roni, mate if india was really bullying ICC for these awards than how come Sachin won it for the first time in his career. he has close to 100 run average this year in test matches. so this india bashing is just stupid and ignorant. i love the way Tamim bats, you need Tamim, Sehwag and Watson kind of players in test cricket for it to success ed. i m a fan of his batting as i m on Shaqib and i m an indian. its great to see these guys getting recognized. stop this nonsense about bashing india at every turn. enjoy the honor given to this flamboyant left handed opening batsman.

  • on October 14, 2010, 21:53 GMT

    Sabash Tamim................

  • on October 14, 2010, 21:35 GMT

    congratution TAMİM . Really you have brought real excitement and entertainment to the cricket through your dashing and ditherless positive crickettiing performance .go ahead . you made us proud of being Bangladeshi. all the best .you deserve best and you rewarded even at last . may allah bless....

  • reyme on October 14, 2010, 20:54 GMT

    Well No need to play with ZIM 10 tests. BD can now compete with IND. If it was not for the biased umpiring, BD would have recorded their first TEST win against IND and ENG. IND was lucky to win the first test in BD this year. Tamim did score 151 against IND.

  • Prakash.Iyer on October 14, 2010, 20:06 GMT

    To wisden all that matters is what english players did and what other players did in england.

  • on October 14, 2010, 18:56 GMT

    hey guys read my comment very seriously. when Ashrafull is out Bangladesh is doing well. and of course we need players like Tamim and Sakib more. Sakib is the best captain come player Bangladesh have ever produced. Sakib is the best in captaincy. At least under Sakib we will not lose against Ireland and Holland and like teams. Mashrafe could not lead Bangladesh like Sakib. and Stop politics and political personals inside cricket board. We need Nafis, Alok and Nazimmuddin and some good spinners.make Rafiq spin coach. and left out some average player. Best of luck Bangladesh...

  • nzcricket174 on October 14, 2010, 18:46 GMT

    I hope Bangladesh win everything from here on out. Then New Zealand won't look so foolish in their series loss...

  • Roni on October 14, 2010, 18:33 GMT

    well as long as you have India bullying ICC, don't expect a Bangladeshi to win an ICC award.

  • on October 14, 2010, 18:30 GMT

    tamim iqbal is the best.............

  • on October 14, 2010, 18:13 GMT

    Tamim go Ahead.....become like SHAKIB AL HASSAN......

  • on October 14, 2010, 18:06 GMT

    It's a great achievement for us..............We are proud to be a Bangladeshi...

  • on October 14, 2010, 17:59 GMT

    This is the second year running, a Bangladeshi is considered to be the test cricketer of the year( after Sakib last year). Now, who's next?

    I remember one Bangladeshi supporter claiming Tamim as Bangladsh's Sehwag, after his 151 against India earlier this year( which in fact was a tribute to the Indian great). Unfortunately, some Indian supporters made such a hue and cry that the comparison itself appeared to be a disgrace for them! Now, Wisden ranked Tamim as the test cricketer of the year ahead of Swann and, hold your breath, Sehwag!! I understand that Tamim is not a Sehwag yet; but I hope our Indian freinds wouldn't feel offended now at the mention of the similarities!!!

  • on October 14, 2010, 17:54 GMT

    waiting to see him again in team .. two gr8 achievement for Bangladesh in one day

  • on October 14, 2010, 17:52 GMT

    hats off Tamim and the roaring tigers...

  • a.s.rifat on October 14, 2010, 17:24 GMT

    When Zimbabwe get test status again???? Bangladesh should play 10 test every year with Zimbabwe

  • on October 14, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    TAMIM IQBAL....raize ur voice n say i am the best ..by defeating sehwag....:P:D...very gud..we r proud of ur self..we hope u continue dis from

  • on October 14, 2010, 17:04 GMT

    I can see the disgusting bias in the ICC. As someone pointed out earlier, how come Tamim wasn't even nominated for any awards and was not picked for the Test tea of the year, etc ?

  • on October 14, 2010, 17:03 GMT

    tamim......da national hero now...........!!!

  • on October 14, 2010, 16:55 GMT

    Good day for Bangladesh Cricket Today............. Two very good news for us. Shakib is the best all-rounder & Tamim is the best opener batsman.........

  • Dilipkm001 on October 14, 2010, 16:46 GMT

    Great Job, BD team. Your day will come. Just think of SL 1996 WC.

  • on October 14, 2010, 16:46 GMT

    @Arpit, you are clueless. Read the stats. This is FOR Banglas, not against, 837 Runs at nearly 60, at an astounding strike rate! He deserves every part of this award. Well played Tamim!

  • on October 14, 2010, 16:46 GMT

    Great achievement for every Bangladeshi peoples. Tamim go ahead....

  • on October 14, 2010, 16:40 GMT

    this is the starting.. i bet you will see Bangladesh ruling this decade!

  • on October 14, 2010, 16:39 GMT

    this is the start of the journey.. i bet you will see Bangladesh ruling this decade!!

  • shonkhochil on October 14, 2010, 16:35 GMT

    @Arpit Parakh- It's so unfortunate that someone can be so ignorant about cricket but still have time to post in Cricinfo. You can turn ICC from International Cricket council to Indian Cricket council but you can not turn down the people all around the world who actually see cricket as a game.You can not stop their appreciation for Good Players. It is so unbelievable that Shakib-Al-Hasan, a Bangladeshi All-rounder sitting at the top of ODI ranking for almost 2 years, ranked as number 2 ODI bowler in the World never received any ICC award, never picked up for any IPL team.. But We are lucky that Cricket reporters has noticed who deserve the award last year & it was Shakib... This year it's Tamim... It's not the name of the player who won people's heart, its what you play or how you play.... You can buy ICC with all your money & sponsor but there will be always some brave news media who will publish the truth......

  • on October 14, 2010, 16:28 GMT

    Tamim Iqbal , a really great hero of Bangladesh. Salute to him and also a lot of thanks to Wisden for giving him such honor. Now it's time we can compare Tamim with Viru :)

  • ksekha on October 14, 2010, 16:24 GMT

    A Bangladeshi cricket fan praising a Bangladeshi player is understandable, but if a non-Bangladeshi is full of praise then it must be taken seriously.

    I am NOT from Bangladesh, so PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY and that is to say that Tamim deserves this kind of recognition. His style and temperament as an opener reminds me of Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle out of current players; and Roy Fredericks, Gordon Greenidge, Majid Khan and Sanath Jayasuriya of yesteryears.

    Tamim's efforts this year, particularly at Lord's and Old Trafford against tough opposition in alien conditions speaks for the man's abilities. In eight tests this summer, Tamim was the only visiting player to score a century on English soil. Not one but two centuries for that matter.

    I hope Tamim continues his good work such that in a few years he is considered a legend. Well done Tamim!

  • Praxis on October 14, 2010, 16:18 GMT

    Great! Though many people aren't going to be happy about this. Tamim got to prove himself in the next few series now. After all this guy is from a small team without very good records.

  • kingkarthik on October 14, 2010, 16:18 GMT

    Wisden is stupid with it decision making. The writers are stuck in a time warp were when anyone hammers then English, he is considered to be a world class bloke. When will the English understand that they are average? Hey, they let Dion Ebrahim score 77. Ebrahim used to score 77 over ten innings. Go figure.

  • on October 14, 2010, 16:14 GMT

    In his 30s, he will be a better Batsman than V Sehwag. Bless that kid.

  • on October 14, 2010, 16:03 GMT

    he is very attractictive as well as hard hitting player.i really love this left hander along with chris gayle because these guys used to turn the game within some over.i really appreciate him and want to say good luck for ur whole life

  • on October 14, 2010, 15:45 GMT

    Congrts to Tamim Iqbal....

  • on October 14, 2010, 15:45 GMT

    Superb!! all good news in one day... : ) congratulation Tamim..

  • on October 14, 2010, 15:44 GMT

    The true world class batsman of Bangladesh. Proud of him...Ashrafool who??

  • asadkum on October 14, 2010, 15:28 GMT

    Mohammad Asad from USA............ Congrad !!!!!!!! Tamim ...................................................................... Also thanks to Wisdom !!!!! Tamim -- keep it up man .......................I do pray for your quick recovery ...... Good Luck !!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 14, 2010, 15:12 GMT

    We the Bangladeshis are very happy today. Two very good news for us.

  • on October 14, 2010, 15:10 GMT

    Good news for Bangladesh cricket...! well done Tamim..:)

  • BangladeshandEngland on October 14, 2010, 15:02 GMT

    A salute to Tamim. He deserves this more than anyone else. Nice to see a minnow nation like Bangladesh get to keep their pride - Shakib Al Hasan winning it last year. I do also hail them for their performance vs New Zealand.

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:38 GMT

    ICC is very biased for nomination of the player. why tamim is not in best XI of test? Why he is not in short list ? reason may be he is bangladeshi ...yahh ??? anyway, thnx to Wisden.

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:33 GMT

    i love the way this guy plays cricket. despite the fact that Bangladesh is a minnow in world cricket he plays fearless cricket and i am happy to see that he has been rewarded for it.he, along with virender sehwag are my two favorite batsmen as they bring a sense of fearlessness and excitement when they come to the crease.

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:23 GMT

    that's great :-) he deserves it.

  • maysunaneek on October 14, 2010, 14:18 GMT

    what a day for Bangladesh Cricket, first the historic series win over the Kiwis and now Tamim has been named as the Wisden cricketer of the year. Wonderful! :')

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:18 GMT

    what a fantastic player.....

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    Congrats to Tamim. Well deserved!

  • crazyindianfan on October 14, 2010, 14:13 GMT

    Good one for Bangladesh... All the best Tamim and Bangladesh!!!

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:10 GMT

    pride makes things backward. tigers never shows there pride as they are something to this cricket world. thats make them improve more and more. it might someday tigers will bring the WC.

    i still remember the time when Bangladesh Cricket team have been criticize by the commentators of Australia and England. they might never thought this nation can reach such a stage and one after another there player become world famous.

    wish all the best Tamim as well as Sakib.

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:08 GMT

    Good job Tamim. He is really one of the best Test batsmen around.

  • chunnie on October 14, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    Awesome! This is great to see. Hopefully Bangladesh will soon be a force to be reckoned with in Tests.

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    Congratulatin TAMIM IQBAL.......

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:05 GMT

    C...O..N..G..R..A..T..U..L..A..T..I..O..N.

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:02 GMT

    utter nonsense in my opinion...look what cricket has come to...never even heard of this bloke...no disrespect but players like tendulkar, gambhir, sehwag, watson.etc have come up against sterner tests and i feel that wisden needs to adopt a new method before giving out these awards...this one is a howler!!!!

  • on October 14, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    wow! another good news for Bangladesh!! Yea he deserve to be the number 1

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  • on October 14, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    wow! another good news for Bangladesh!! Yea he deserve to be the number 1

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:02 GMT

    utter nonsense in my opinion...look what cricket has come to...never even heard of this bloke...no disrespect but players like tendulkar, gambhir, sehwag, watson.etc have come up against sterner tests and i feel that wisden needs to adopt a new method before giving out these awards...this one is a howler!!!!

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:05 GMT

    C...O..N..G..R..A..T..U..L..A..T..I..O..N.

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    Congratulatin TAMIM IQBAL.......

  • chunnie on October 14, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    Awesome! This is great to see. Hopefully Bangladesh will soon be a force to be reckoned with in Tests.

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:08 GMT

    Good job Tamim. He is really one of the best Test batsmen around.

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:10 GMT

    pride makes things backward. tigers never shows there pride as they are something to this cricket world. thats make them improve more and more. it might someday tigers will bring the WC.

    i still remember the time when Bangladesh Cricket team have been criticize by the commentators of Australia and England. they might never thought this nation can reach such a stage and one after another there player become world famous.

    wish all the best Tamim as well as Sakib.

  • crazyindianfan on October 14, 2010, 14:13 GMT

    Good one for Bangladesh... All the best Tamim and Bangladesh!!!

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    Congrats to Tamim. Well deserved!

  • on October 14, 2010, 14:18 GMT

    what a fantastic player.....