That the Indian Premier League [IPL] is one of the biggest tournaments going around in world cricket is not even a question. Since its inception in the year 2008, the cash-rich league proved to be a place where talent meets opportunity and of-course life-changing financial rewards.
Every player in the world wants to be a part of the razmataz of the franchise-based tournament as it not only provides humungous financial rewards, it also helps a cricketer to unleash his prodigious talent in front of the world.
However, Mushfiqur Rahim, one of the better players going around in world cricket in the current era, has no regrets of not having got an opportunity to play in the IPL. Mushfiqur Rahim had thrown his name in the 2020 IPL auctions where he, unfortunately, went unsold.
But Rahim has no regrets as he thinks that as big as the Indian Premier League is, it’s not bigger than representing your country.
“No, I don’t have any regrets. I don’t think that playing the IPL can be bigger than representing my country,” Mushfiqur Rahim told CricBuzz.
“I think IPL is definitely one of the biggest T20 leagues in the world”- Mushfiqur Rahim
Rahim, however, hailed IPL as one of the biggest T20 leagues in the world, hailing it for the number of world-class players that feature in the tournament.
Rahim said that it would be a great opportunity for him to elevate his game to the next level by sharing a dressing room with the best in the world, provided he gets a chance to play in the cash-rich league.
That said, he maintained that if the opportunity does not arise, he wouldn’t have any regrets.
“I think IPL is definitely one of the biggest T20 leagues in the world and all the top-class players of the world play there. So I would’ve considered myself fortunate enough to play in such a tournament. I could definitely take my game to a higher level, sharing the dressing room with legends. If I get an opportunity then, of course, I’ll play. And if I don’t get then honestly, I will never regret it,” Mushfiqur added.
Meanwhile, the 13th edition of the IPL has been postponed for an indefinite period of time due to the global pandemic that is the coronavirus.
Recent reports indicate that the BCCI is mulling over the September-November window to stage the 13th edition but Arun Dhumal, the apex body’s treasurer recently clarified that the board will not push for the cancelation of the T20 World Cup for the IPL.