Mustafizur Rahman is giving clinical performance one after another in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is the most talked-about cricketer in IPL and has become an invaluable asset for his team Hyderabad Sunrisers and a chronic headache for the opponents. Seeing Mustafizur Rahman performing in the IPL, one feels really proud as a Bangladeshi. The Kings XI Punjab batsmen were simply clueless against the magical spell of Mustafizur in which he gave away only 9 runs in his stipulated 4 overs and took 2 wickets. Obviously, Mustafizur was selected as the Man of the Match.
Bangladesh cricket can take a lot of pride in this young cricketer who also took a brilliant catch to take Maxwell's wicket. It was a treat to watch the way Mustafizur mesmerized the players, coaching staff and spectators alike in the match against Punjab XI. In this match his captain David Warner used him very intelligently and got the best result so far.
The IPL is a very popular tournament as the best cricketers of the world have gathered under its roof and presenting the best cricket one can think of. Hundreds of thousands of people are swarming in to the grounds every day ignoring extreme heat and a far greater number is seen thronging before television sets all over the cricketing world. IPL has won the hearts of the people as no similar tournament in rest of the world could gather so many stars together.
Another Bangladeshi player Shakib playing for Kolkata Knight Riders is yet to be in full flow. But we are sure with the kind of talent and skill that he has he will soon be seen presenting superlative performances. We all expect that Shakib Al Hasan will take a leaf from Mustafiz's book and be inspired to perform at his best in the coming matches.
The IPL is full of entertainment, glitz and glamour. I hope Mustafizur will continue to shine in his next matches and help his team win the IPL for the first time. Good luck Mustafizur!