The story of Razzaq, Mashrafe, Ashraful, and Liton in IPL is the same.
The reason is ‘family’, as well as ’emergency’. That’s why Liton Das left the IPL and returned home on Friday. Even so, he was not supposed to stay in India for long. After today, Liton could be in one more match with Kolkata Knight Riders. Ireland was due back in early May to travel to England for the series. Due to urgent family reasons, it happened a little earlier.
All in all, Liton’s IPL journey is practically over. This is the first time this star batsman of Bangladesh went to play in the franchise league of India. He joined Calcutta late on April 9 as he was busy with the Ireland series at home. He returned home after 19 days with the experience of playing 1 match in the IPL.
Calcutta played 5 matches with Litton. Due to team combination and form, Liton did not get a chance in the first and last two matches. He played against Delhi Capitals on April 20. He hit a four off the first ball of the opening match. In the end he got out after playing 4 balls in those 4 runs. Later, he wasted an easy chance of stumping in wicketkeeping. Litton’s only IPL experience was Kolkata’s 4-wicket loss to Delhi.
Like this year’s IPL for Liton, three more Bangladeshi cricketers – Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mohammad Ashraful and Abdur Razzak – returned home from the IPL with a similar experience. How Lyton’s IPL-career will ultimately stand is a question for the future.
But going into the IPL with huge expectations, sitting out match after match, not being able to do anything when given a chance to take the field and coming back regretting playing just 1 match — everyone from Razzak, Ashraful, Mashrafe to Liton has the same story.
Abdur Razzak is the first Bangladeshi cricketer to be called up to IPL. The former left-arm spinner was taken by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first season in 2008. The price was 50 thousand US dollars. Sitting on the bench from the start, Razzak made his debut in Bengaluru’s 10th match, against Rajasthan Royals. Razzak’s start with the ball was intimidating.
The first delivery was a no-ball, which Graeme Smith hit for four. 6 after a free hit. All in all, 11 runs in one ball. Later, however, he pulled the reins. In total, he gave 29 runs in 2 overs, and no wickets.
After that match, Razzak did not get another chance in Bengaluru’s XI. The bengaluru-Rajasthan match is the only memory of the current Bangladesh selector.
Mashrafe bin Murtaza
Kolkata Knight Riders took Mashrafe to the team in 2009 IPL. The auction fetched $6 lakh, the highest ever for any Bangladesh cricketer in the IPL.
Mashrafe had to wait a long time to enter the field. It was Kolkata’s 13th match of the season, the first time they got a chance after being overlooked in back-to-back matches. On the field too, Gerber was the team led by Brendon McCullum.
Mashrafe played for Kolkata only once.
Before Mashrafe’s debut match against Deccan Chargers, Kolkata were on a losing streak of seven matches. Batting first, Mashrafe was dropped at number 6 for Kolkata, scored 2 runs in 2 balls. However, Mashrafe burned more regret with the ball.
Deccan needed 21 runs in the last over to win. Rohit Sharma hit 2 sixes and 2 fours from Mashrafe’s over and scored 26 runs to win Deccan. Mashrafe finished the match with 58 runs in 4 overs. After such a performance, Mashrafe did not get another chance in the last match.
Ashraful’s IPL career is also one match. In 2009, Sachin Tendulkar’s team got a call to Mumbai Indians. The price rose to 75 thousand US dollars. Mashrafe got a chance in Kolkata in the 13th match of the team.
Mumbai played Ashraful in the 14th match, against Delhi Daredevils. The match was a ceremonial one for Mumbai as they were knocked out of the play-off race that day. Ashraful was dropped at number 4 in batting. But Dirk Nannes, Aviskar Salvide struggled and wasted one ball after another. In the end, Pradeep Sanwan caught the ball behind the wicket to end the innings of discomfort. Feren scored two runs off 10 balls.
Compared to Ashraful, Mashrafe, and Razzak, Tamim Iqbal’s experience is worse. Pune Warriors bought Tamim Iqbal for 50 thousand US dollars in 2012. However, he did not get a chance to play a single match in that event. Tamim was with Pune the next year as well. Didn’t get a chance to serve.
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