Mustafizur Rahman enjoys all formats of cricket
Published - May 6, 2016 7:42 pm | Updated - May 6, 2016 7:42 pm
20-year old Bangladeshi sensation Mustafizur Rahman has been a sensation. Having made the world take note of his performances courtesy of an impressive 2015 season, the Bangladesh pacer is now shaking the ground in the Indian Premier League with his franchise, the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Nicknamed “The Fizz” because of his fizzing off-cutters, Mustafizur has been a sensation after his World T20 performance and has now carried it on to the IPL as well.
In a recent interview, the ‘Fizz’, as he is known, stated that he enjoyed all the formats of cricket, with him taking a particular liking to ODI and Test cricket.
“I enjoy playing all kinds of cricket but the ones that wrap up in a day like T20s and ODIs — those are the ones I like the most,” he said.
“I always wish for my country to stand tall, not only in cricket but any sport,” he said.
Pride is something Mustafizur doesn’t keep shielded within himself. He says, “It feels very good. People, my friends come up to me and say: ‘We’re going to watch you play today’ or ‘Oh, we saw you play!’ — it feels really great to hear such things.”
The youngster also recalled the time he trained and when his brother used to take him to Satkhira for cricket training every day. He also became the first Bangladeshi to bag a contract with an English county club after Essex signed him.
Mustafizur recalled his days back when he was aspiring cricketer. “My brother used to take me to (the nearest town) Satkhira every day and then bring me back home to our village. It was very difficult. There were a few academies in Satkhira where I used to practise but otherwise I had to practise in the schoolyard all by myself.”