MUSTAFIZUR – THE STAR IN MAKING
We, Indian fans generally don’t support Bangladesh players because of their fans. But a young man from Bangladesh impressed almost every cricket fan in India. As, more than 90% of IPL fans picked him as EMERGING PLAYER OF THE SEASON showed it enough. The name is MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN
Left arm seam bowling is always treat to watch. We have seen some great left arm seamers as Zak, Mitchell Johnson, Akram, Vaas. This 20 year old left arm Bangladeshi also has brighter talent to join that name list in the future.
Few years ago, If you said as ‘a fast bowler from Bangladesh would become the best bowler in the world’, no one wanted to believe you. But in the present scenario, probably the best T20 bowler in the World is ‘THE FIZZ’ . His slow off cutters are hard to pick by even the best batsmen. His variations in death overs are hard to pick by best finisher like MSD, who generally teared any bowling in final overs.
His ODI debut was extraordinary, as he picked 5 wickets against the best batting line up & picked 6 in second ODI as well. He had splendid Test debut, as he picked 4 fer against SouthAfrica (RSA was top ranked test side at that time) & his maiden test wicket was batting Stalwart Hashim Amla. He had a very good T20 wc tournament as well, where he picked 9 wickets in just 12 overs with an avg of just 9.55. His 5 wicket haul against NZ was the best figures by a bowler in the T20 tournament.
His IPL debut was also impressive, as his first wicket in IPL was none other than Cricket’s Superman AB deVilliers. In that game, scorecard of RCB showed mamooth 227, but he gave away only 26 runs in his 24 balls including AB & Watto’s wickets. He is one of the key reasons, why SRH is now in playoffs, picked 16 wickets so far. He is the most economical bowler of the season of the bowlers who bowled more than 10 overs, 20.2 overs out of his 53 overs produced naughts.
If he shows his consistency in future, not only he can carry the legacy of Wasim, Zak, Vaas but also can take Bangladesh Cricket to next level as well.