IPL 2021: Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim makes late entry on the auction list

Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladeshi wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim makes late entry to the ongoing IPL 2021 auction list at a base price of INR 1 crore.

The veteran cricketer has been part of IPL auction in the past too has been unsold as many as 13 times. Despite his impressive performance for the Tiger, he hasn’t  found any buyers in IPL till date.

It will be interesting to see whether he get a buyer in IPL 2021 auction which will held in Chennai today.  Earlier, NIBCO, the company, which handles the 33-year-old’s account, stated that Mushfiqur hadn’t registered for the auction and decided to opt out.

“We have not made any submission for Mushfiqur Rahim for IPL this time,” an official from the NIBCO was quoted as saying to New Age earlier.

He has represented Bangladesh in 86 T20 International match and has scored 1,282 runs at an average and strike rate of 20.03 and 120.03 respectively.  He has also clinched five centuries in the format.

He has also scored 25 half-centuries in the shortest format. However, even as Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdul Razzak, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mustafizur Rahman from Bangladesh have taken part in the IPL, Rahim’s luck hasn’t been all that great, going unsold. The Bogra-born is currently the leading run-scorer in the history of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

In 85 matches in BPL he has scored 2274 runs with 15 half centuries in his tally with a top score of unbeaten 98. Despite his team was not able to make it to the final in the inaugural Bangabandhu T20 cup but he showed his class with the bat on consistent basis in that tournament.

He scored 297 runs in 10 games at a staggering average of 35.87.  He sparked controversy in that tournament where he was about to hit his own teammate Nasum Ahmed, after some confusion during the match however he later apologized for his conduct in public.