After getting vaccine shot, Tamim says inoculation is ‘important’

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2021-02-18 15:07:09 BdST

Several players of the Bangladesh national cricket team, including Tamim Iqbal, have received vaccine doses ahead of their trip to New Zealand.

“We should focus on the positives of the vaccine,” Tamim said at Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Thursday.

“It has become very important for all to be vaccinated. I salute those who are involved in the vaccination programme,” the 31-year old skipper said after taking his vaccine shot, which was arranged by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Bangladesh national cricket team player Tamim Iqbal and his wife Ayesha Siddiqa arrive at Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka to receive their COVID-19 vaccine jabs on Thursday, Feb 18, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

Tamim along with Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Nayeem Sheikh, Soumya Sarker and Nasum Ahmed went to the Kurmitola hospital in the morning to be inoculated.

The team is scheduled to fly to New Zealand on Feb 23.

Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar and his wife Prionti Debnath Puja arrive at Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka to receive their COVID-19 vaccine jabs on Thursday, Feb 18, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

Both Tamim and Soumya were accompanied by their wives. The inoculation was carried out in front of BCB President Nazmul Hassan

Left-handed opener Tamim later said: “I had a great experience. And that was not the case with just me, the vaccination process for my friends and members of my family was very good as well.”

Bangladesh national team's all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz arrives at Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka to receive his COVID-19 vaccine jab on Thursday, Feb 18, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

Thanking all those who are involved with the vaccination programme, he said, “If you gather some knowledge  of it, or if someone explains it to you, you will get it -- how lucky we are to get the vaccine.”