Mustafizur Rahman responds to Dale Steyn’s query on Twitter
"What happened to The Fizz" asked Steyn.
Published - May 8, 2017 11:17 pm | Updated - May 9, 2017 12:49 am
Bangladeshi pace spearhead Mustafizur Rahman spontaneously answered to the query posted by his South African counterpart Dale Steyn regarding his absence in the IPL. The Fizz stated that he is currently engaged with national duties. Steyn took to Twitter to reveal his confusion regarding the absence of Mustafizur in the playing XI of the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The left-hander featured in only one game for the Hyderabad-based side. The performances of Rashid Khan, Moises Henriques and Kane Williamson had made it difficult for the pacer to break into the playing XI. Even Ben Cutting and Mohammed Nabi impressed in the limited opportunities they were given.
In the one match he featured in, Rahman gave away as many as 34 runs in three overs at an economy of 12.75. Indian bowling contingent in the Hyderabad squad impressed the most with likes of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, and Siddharth Kaul consistently picking up wickets at a decent run-rate.
Mustafizur was in red hot form the previous season of the IPL as he received the accolade of the Emerging player of the tournament. “The Fizz” picked up as many as 17 wickets in the 16 matches of the IPL. Looking at the absence of the southpaw, the Protean tweeted,”Just a question….What Happened to The Fizz? He injured?”
Just a question… What's happened to The Fizz?
He injured? #IPL2017
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 6, 2017
To which, Mustafizur was quick to respond saying,” @DaleSteyn62 I am fine. Now, I am in Ireland with @BCBtigers ahead of our tri -nation series. Thanks for your concern”
— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) May 7, 2017
Bangladesh are supposed to play a tri-nation tournament at Dublin against New Zealand and Ireland starting 12th of May. The series would prove to be essential for their preparation for the Champions Trophy in England and Wales. Bangladesh feature in Group A alongside England, New Zealand and Australia. They take on England in the opening fixture of the tournament Kennington Oval, London.