Tamim Iqbal, vice-captain of Bangladesh Cricket Team, resigned from his post on Sunday.
He posted a status on his official facebook account in this regard around 11:45am.
The status read: “#BREAKING: Tamim Iqbal resigns from vice-captaincy. He says that he wants to concentrate on his batting.”
While talking to the Dhaka Tribune over the phone, he admitted the news and said: “I wanted to concentrate on my batting first. I have already informed BCB about my decision.”
He also showed discontentment with his recent performance against Sri Lanka.
The left-handed opening batsman was not able to perform to the expectation in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka which concluded yesterday. The visitors won the series by 1-0 after the Tigers bounced back to draw the second game.
Opening batsman Tamim, who is responsible for getting Bangladesh a smooth start, failed to do so in the three off the four innings in the Test series. The south paw was biteless in the Dhaka Test, scoring only 6 and 11 runs in the two innings.
Later in the first innings in Chittagong, Tamim got out for a duck. However, he stayed on the wicket to face 102 balls and score 31 runs in the second innings on a day when Bangladesh needed to hold to the wickets to draw the game.
Source: Dhaka Tribune