Cuttermaster Mostafizur Rahman visited India and asked for prayers from the people.
On his official Facebook page on Monday, Mostafiz said, “We have landed safely in India to start the IPL campaign with the Rajasthan Royals.” Everyone will pray for me.
After returning to the country on Sunday from a tour of New Zealand, Mostafiz left for India on Monday to play in the IPL.
Mostafiz will play in Rajasthan for the 14th edition of the IPL starting on April 9 for one crore rupees. Rajasthan will face Punjab Kings in their first match next Monday. However, Rajasthan will not get Mostafiz’s service in the first match. The reason is that the best fast bowler of Bangladesh will have to stay in quarantine for the first week of the tour of India.
Mostafiz played in 2018 IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad. He took 18 wickets in 18 matches in that match. He could not play more than one match in the next edition due to injury. He took 6 wickets in 6 matches for Mumbai Indians in 2016.
Meanwhile, former national team veteran cricketer Mohammad Ashraful has questioned whether Liton Kumar Das will replace Mahmudullah Riyad in the third Twenty20 tour of New Zealand.
In an interview to an online portal of the country, Ashraful, a former captain of the national team, said that Nazmul Hossain Shant has been kept busy with leadership for the last three years, then the BCB called Shant a future captain. But opener Liton was made the captain in the last T20 against New Zealand. How was it? Whose fault is it? It’s not Liton’s fault. It is the fault of the team management.
Liton scored just 40 runs in the three-match ODI series on the New Zealand tour. The opener scored only 10 runs in the first two matches of the three-match T20 series. However, in the last match of the series, Mahmudullah was not in Riyadh and the lead was given to Liton. In the last match, Liton was out for zero runs. Despite being in such off-form, it is natural to question Liton’s leadership.
Ashraful also questioned not only Liton Das, but also the national team’s star wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Mithun for playing Test, ODI and T20 formats in three formats.
“You are playing Mohammad Mithun in three formats,” said A Centurion, the youngest in Test cricket history. He is not a player of three formats. Then why are you playing.