Full Name: Tamim Iqbal Khan
Birth Date: 20th March, 1989
Birth Place: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Playing Role: Opening Batsman
Batting Style: Left-Handed Bat
Relations: Uncle- Akram Khan, Brother- Nafees Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal Khan, mostly known as Tamim Iqbal, is an excellent opening cricketer and arguably the hardest hitter of cricket ball in current Bangladesh cricket team. With his elegant batting with aggressive style along with consistency, he has proven himself as an inevitable part of Bangladesh’s batting line-up. His four fifty in 4 consecutive matches of Asia Cup, 2013 gave him more popularity and recognition in the international cricket world. Tamim can be easily recognized in the field by his trademark Straight Drive shot.
Tamim was born and brought up in a prestigious family of the port city, Chittagong. His father is late Iqbal Khan and mother is Nusrat Iqbal. This Khan family is mostly recognized for their association with cricket. In his childhood, Tamim’s father used to host small cricket tournaments in Chittagong to help his two sons learn and get better lessons on cricket. Tamim’s elder brother Nafees Iqbal is an ex-player of Bangladesh Cricket Team and his uncle, Akram Khan, is also an ex-player of Bangladesh Cricket Team and the present chief selector of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
This aggressive cricket made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2007 and T20I debut against Kenya in the same year. He was also included in the World Cup squad only after playing just 2 matches. Tamim played his 1st international test match in 2008 against New Zealand. His absolutely magnificent dashing batting style along with his trademark Straight Drive shot is really worth enjoying. Though he is just 24 years old now, he has already made some great records like he is the 3rd youngest cricket to reach 1000 test runs only after great Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Ashraful and also the fastest Bangladeshi cricketer to reach 1000 test runs in terms of no. of innings. His career at a glance:
This Bangladeshi hard hitter batsman has tied knot with gorgeous and beautiful Ayesha Siddiqua on 22nd June, 2013 and now passing a great time with his lovely wife.