As it was speculated, Bangladesh’s bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman got a prestigious IPL deal even before he completed a year in the international cricket circuit. He was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 auction for $208,000 (INR 1.40 crore or BDT 1.62 crore approximately) yesterday. The kind of performance the left arm pacer showed since his international debut added a many accolades in short period. The most esteemed was his place in the ICC ODI team of the year, just six months after he made his international debut. As he demolished much-vaunted Indian batting line up after his ODI debut, an IPL deal was always on the cards. It was finally materialised on the first day of the auction. He became just sixth Bangladeshi player to be the part of glamorous tournament which set a benchmark for the domestic T20 cricket. Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal were the other players to be acquired by different franchisees of IPL.
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