WATCH: Tamim Iqbal makes an absolute comedy of error while fielding in DPL 2021
Cricket has well and truly evolved to a whole new level. Not just the batting, even the bowling and fielding have also improved to a great extent. The improvement is clearly witnessed in games as players are chipping in with good performances during the passage of the play.
Fielding is the most fundamental parameter in the game. We have seen many times how fielders' presence of mind helped the team change the game in their favour. Sometimes, even a couple of runs saved by the fielders went on to make a big difference in the end.
The cricket fraternity has witnessed end results of teams winning by a margin or a whisker of 1 or 2 runs. It is all because of sharp and incisive fielding efforts by players. Fielders are the ones who make extraordinary efforts like putting a full-blooded dive to save the ball or grab a catch.
The players who are positioned near the boundary rope are responsible for preventing the ball from going out of the fence. The captain puts the best and the fittest players near the boundary rope such that they would easily field the ball well.
Tamim Iqbal's fielding effort leaves cricket in splits
We have seen noobies committing silly errors on the field but that is not expected of experienced players. Recently, experienced Bangladeshi cricketer Tamim Iqbal took the cricket fraternity by surprise with his bizarre fielding effort during the Dhaka Premier League 2021.
The incident happened during the match between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Prime Bank Cricket Club. Iqbal made an absolute comedy of error while fielding. During the 14th over of Mohammedan’s innings, the southpaw was fielding in the long-on region.
Shakib Al Hasan hit off-spinner Naeem Hasan towards long-on in search of some runs. Meanwhile, Iqbal grabbed the white leather and stretched his hand in order to return it to the bowler. As it turned out, the veteran mistakenly stepped on the boundary rope, thus giving Mohammedan Sporting Club four runs. However, Tamim apologised for his error. But his hilarious fielding effort went viral all over the internet.
Wtf Tamim 😂 pic.twitter.com/zFHobuCEYr— Nafiu Kabir (@Nafiu_Shakibian) June 5, 2021