Amid coronavirus pandemic, cricketers are shifting towards various social media platforms in order to entertain their fans and admirers. Some are involved in Q/A sessions while some are revealing secrets on live chat symposiums. Following the bandwagon, Bangladesh top-order batsman Tamim Iqbal on Friday shared an incident from the 2019 World Cup when he was trolled heavily.
During the India vs Bangladesh game in the global showpiece event held in England last year, the fans trolled Iqbal for dropping a catch of flashy Indian batsman Rohit Sharma. It was a round-robin match at Edgbaston. Iqbal recalled the episode when he was doing a Facebook live chat with Rohit.
The newly-appointed ODI skipper of Bangladesh had dropped the Indian opener on nine runs, and then Rohit went on to smash a century by smashing a brilliant knock of 104 runs.
“I remember how people trolled me for that. I was just praying for you to get out somehow. But when you reached 40, I gave up as I knew what was about to happen,” said Iqbal.
During the chat, Iqbal asked Rohit that why does he slam big scores against his team. He reminded Rohit’s previous innings which the 33-year-old played in 2015 World Cup and 2017 Champions Trophy.
“Rohit bhai, why do you keep doing this with us? You scored a hundred in the 2015 World Cup [quarterfinal], you scored another one again in the 2017 Champions Trophy [semifinal] and also in the 2019 World Cup you smashed a hundred against us. Although it was because I dropped you in that game,” added Iqbal.
Rohit was honoured with the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his brilliant performance with the willow and India won the game by 28 runs.