Update February 7, 2016

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Mustafiz over the Moon

Sumel Sarker

Bangladeshi cricketer Mustafizur Rahman celebrates after the dismissal of the Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja during the second ODI (One Day International) cricket match between Bangladesh and India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on June 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN

Mustafiz over the Moon

07 February 2016, Nirapad News: Bangladesh’s record breaking fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman is flying so high that he looks to be stayng on Cloud Nine. Since Sunrisers Hyderabad drafted Mustafizur for a hefty 14 million rupees ($208,000) in the IPL Auction in Bengaluru on Saturday, the teen-age pace sensation is riding over the Moon. Asked how it feels to be roped in the the IPL side for about 1.5 crore rupees, the young seamer said on Saturday that he is pleased to get the opportunity to play in the India Premier League. When Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore were bidding to recruit the pacer, he was busy in front of the camera for an advertisement shooting in Dhaka. “It feels good.

I was hoping I would get the opportunity. Everybody was saying I may be drafted this time,” Mustafizur was quoted by a news agency as saying on Saturday. Earlier, Mustafiz was also drafted by the Lahore Qalandars for $50,000 in the ongoing Pakistan Super League. But he is not playing in the competition due to a shoulder injury. In 2009, Kolkata Knight Riders bought Mashrafe Bin Mortaza for $600,000 while Shakib Al Hasan was drafted for $425,000 the first time.

The allrounder is worth 28 million rupees in this edition. Sunrisers Hyderabad have lined up a number of left arm pacers, including Trent Boult, Ashish Nehra and Barinder Sran Mustafizur will team up with stars like Yuvraj Singh, David Warner, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan. India’s batting great VVS Laxman will be the team’s mentor while former Australian allrounder Tom Moody will be the coach.

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