The countdown to the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has begun with Mumbai Indians (MI), and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set to gear up for the mega T20 event on Saturday (7 April) in the opener of the IPL 2018 season in Mumbai.
Bangladeshi fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who will turn up for the MI in the mega T20 cricket bonanza, has revealed that he didn’t watch the IPL Auction 2018 and the news of MI picking him he got to know from his coach.
He made his IPL debut with Sunrisers Hyderabad 2017 and became a household name in the world cricket after his sizzling show in the tournament, as he was named as “Emerging Player of the Tournament” and became the first overseas player to receive this award.
The 22-year-old, who made his international debut in 2015 for Bangladesh, has now become a sensation with his unique bowling in the world, as he has even played in the English county cricket for Sussex.
However, some injuries barred his rhythm last year, but he has now come up with complete fitness and raring to play under Rohit Sharma for his new franchise MI, who brought him for Rs 2.2 Crore.
As per reports in the official website of Mumbai Indians, Rahman said, “I did not watch the auction because I had a game that day. The coach that eventually told me that I had been picked by MI. Obviously, I was very excited that I had been picked by a team like MI.”
It is known that his brother has played a crucial role in his success at both international and domestic circuit and when asked about it, Rahman said, “As I said, I wasn’t very good at studies. But when I wanted to play, he was very supportive. He used to take me to play. He used to be like, “Keep your books here, let’s go play” or he would be like, “There is a game at this time, do come”.”
Mustafizur signed off by saying, “Even today, if he finds a video of someone bowling well, he sends it to me and gives me counsel. He always tries to advise me on how to get better and improve as a cricketer.”
then MI will open their IPL 2018 campaign against the Chennai Super King on Saturday (7 April) in Mumbai.