Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim says that playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not bigger than playing for the country.
While talking to Cricbuzz, Rahim said that he has no qualms about not playing in the IPL. The 33-year-old player said that if he were selected in any IPL team, it would be a good opportunity for him.
He said that I have no regrets. I don’t think playing in the IPL is bigger than representing my country. I think of course the IPL is one of the largest T20 leagues in the world and all the top players in the world play in it. That is why I would consider lucky to play in such a tournament.
Takes the game to a higher level
The former Bangladeshi captain said that definitely I would have taken my game to a higher level. Shares a dressing room with celebs. If I get a chance I will play. If I do not get it, I will never regret it.
Over the years, Mushfiqur Rahim has appeared in the IPL auction several times, but no team has shown interest in him. He has played in the Pakistan Super League, Afghanistan Super League. Rahim’s teammate Shakib Al Hasan has played on two IPL teams. Rahim still hopes that a team will give him a chance.
Most disappointing career loss
In the interview, wicketkeeper batsman Rahim said that the defeat of Hindustan in the T20 World Cup in 2016 was the biggest defeat of his career. In this match, Bangladesh needed two runs from three balls to win and Rahim was batting with Mahmudullaha. But after being run out, Hindustan won the match by one run.