I have done my duty - Tamim
Tamim Iqbal has said he is not upset by the Bangladesh Cricket Board's decision to sack him as vice-captain.
Playing well for the team, he said, was more important than occupying the post, though he would have preferred it if the BCB had spoken to him about the decision beforehand.
"I feel normal, to be very honest," he told the Daily Star after a training session in Mirpur. "I didn't ask for the vice-captaincy and neither did I hand it back. It [sacking him] was totally the board's decision. I am not worried about the reason [behind the decision].
"I'm the happiest man in the world as long as I'm performing and playing for Bangladesh. If I play well and the board thinks I'm the right man, it [the leadership role] will come back again. At this moment, maybe I'm not the right man, so I'm fine with it. [But] If they discussed it with me at least once, it would've been better. Even so, I have no complaints."
Tamim took over as vice-captain from Mushfiqur Rahim ahead of the 2011 World Cup and, with captain Shakib Al Hasan, was stripped of his title on September 5, in the aftermath of a dismal tour of Zimbabwe. Indiscipline was cited as one of the reasons for the pair's removal. Tamim, however, said he thought he had met the requirements of being vice-captain.
"There isn't much work for a vice-captain on the field but off it, I have done my duty and done well," he said. Now though, he said he's looking forward to moving ahead. "There are lots of other issues, but at this moment, we should leave all these alone. We better start thinking of the upcoming series. We are all concerned about Bangladesh winning games and playing well."
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