Bangladeshi Players have not good records in the Indian Premier League’s auction as no franchise is interested in getting the neighbourhood country’s players. The same goes for the consistent player Mushfiqur Rahim.
The wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim had no interest in registering in this year’s IPL auction, but on the request of the franchise, he went ahead to try his luck. But it came to surprise when no franchise bid for the experienced Bangladeshi player.
Whenever Rahim has registered his name in the auction, the story remains the same. In IPL 2020 auction, he entered the bid for 75 Lakhs, but there wasn’t a bidder for the player. In an interview, he was asked about the reason being getting unsold in every IPL auction.
Mushfiqur Rahim reacts after he goes unsold
The Bangladesh star insisted that he knew he wouldn’t be picked in the auction, so he was not interested in putting his name. He took the decision only after the franchise has requested him to register the name.
To be honest I knew that maybe they would not pick me so there is no point in registering for it [IPL]. But after they requested my name to be in the final list then I thought there might be a chance,” said Mushfiqur Rahim.
He insisted on the unpredictability in the cash-rich league and said that his selection in IPL didn’t affect him.
But it did not happen, and it is not actually in my hand. What is in my hand is that every one of us here in Bangladesh can continue to perform consistently. This does not really bother me. There is no bigger pride than playing for your country,” he added.
A total of 338 players went under the hammer in the auction but only 62 lucky players were picked up by the franchises. Ish Sodhi, Kesrick Williams, Tim Southee, Evin Lewis, and Yusuf Pathan were some known names that went unsold in the IPL 2020 auction.