40 Facts About Tamim Iqbal

1. Tamim Iqbal married Ayesha Siddiqa in a grand marriage ceremony held in Chittagong in 2013.

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2. Tamim Iqbal was the international elite player for the first season of Caribbean Premier League in 2013.

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3. Tamim Iqbal was auctioned as an opener for Pune Warriors India, though he didn't play a single match of the league in 2012.

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4. In 2015, Tamim Iqbal joined Chittagong Vikings and ended up as a third highest run scorer in the tournament and highest run-scorer in his team.

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5. Tamim Iqbal was the leading run-scorer in ICC World Cup 2016, the only centurion for Bangladesh in T20 internationals.

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6. Tamim Iqbal was made vice-captain in 2011; Shakib was made the captain of the team.

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7. Tamim Iqbal is the only player in national cricket history to score a double century in Test cricket.

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8. Tamim Iqbal was the highest run-scorer of the 2016 T20 World Cup.

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9. Tamim Iqbal is highest individual run-scorer for cricket Bangladesh overall in Tests, One-DayInternationals, and T20 internationals.

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10. In 2011, Tamim Iqbal became Wisden Cricketers' of the year along with four cricketers.

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11. Tamim Iqbal is the third-youngest player in cricket history to reach 1000 test runs; the other two are Muhammad Ashraful, a Bangladeshi talent, and Sachin Tendulkar.

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12. At the time of selection, Tamim Iqbal was suffering from typhoid, though selectors named him as a member of the squad, Mustafa Kamal, chairman BCB ruled him out of the tournament and selected him back after being shamed by Media and public.

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13. In 2012, Tamim Iqbal was sold to Chittagong Kings, his hometown franchise in the inaugural BPL.

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14. Tamim Iqbal played his first International match against India in World Cup 2007; he scored fifty with Bangladesh eventually winning the game.

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15. Tamim Iqbal was a permanent member and most trusted opening batsman of his division team Chittagong in the first-class circuit.

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16. Tamim Iqbal is a left-hand batsman; he opens for Bangladesh in all formats of the game as well as for the league cricket.

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17. Tamim Iqbal was brilliant in batting since childhood; he once scored 148 chasing a score of 150 when he was 12 or 13, cited by his brother Nafees Iqbal.

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18. Tamim Iqbal was born in a port city of Bangladesh Chittagong to Iqbal Khan and Nusrat Iqbal on 20thMarch 1989.

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19. Tamim Iqbal is known as a dashing batsman for his aggressive batting.

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20. Tamim Iqbal is an excellent opening batsman in the Bangladesh team who made back to back hundred against Pakistan in Mirpur in 2015.

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21. Tamim Iqbal jumped to the 13th position in ICC ODI Batsman Ranking with a career highest rating point of 737.

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22. Tamim Iqbal scored 95 off 114 balls in the next game against Australia, a match that ended without result.

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23. Tamim Iqbal led the highest number of 6's hit chart at the tournament.

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24. Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladesh cricketer to score an international T20I hundred whilst surpassing the previous high score of 88*.

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25. Tamim Iqbal was the highest run scorer at the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 held in India.

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26. Tamim Iqbal played a superb ODI series against Pakistan, where he scored two back-to-back match-winning centuries.

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27. Tamim Iqbal responded by striking four consecutive half-centuries, becoming the first Bangladesh player to achieve the feat in ODIs.

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28. Tamim Iqbal was recruited as a short-term replacement for Australian batsmen David Hussey, who was called up to the national squad.

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29. Tamim Iqbal became only the second Bangladeshi to play county cricket in England when he signed to play for Nottinghamshire in June 2011.

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30. Tamim Iqbal ended up with 128, and was named as the Man of the Match for his performance.

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31. Tamim Iqbal was the first Bangladeshi to play in a New Zealand domestic league.

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32. Tamim Iqbal had his first son Mohammed Arham Iqbal in 28 February 2016.

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33. Tamim Iqbal married Ayesha Siddiqa in June 2013 with a grand ceremony held at Chittagong.

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34. Tamim Iqbal was classified as an international elite player for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League in 2013.

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35. Tamim Iqbal has achived the most centuries for Bangladesh cricket side.

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36. Tamim Iqbal is currently the highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in international cricket, including Test matches, ODIs and T20 internationals.

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37. Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh's highest century maker in international matches with 20 centuries, combining all forms of cricket.

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38. Tamim Iqbal is the highest individual run scorer for Bangladesh in limited over formats and only Bangladeshi cricketer to score centuries in all three formats of the game.

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39. Tamim Iqbal plays first-class cricket for Chittagong Division cricket team.

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40. Tamim Iqbal was the top scorer with 36 of 62 balls.

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