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POST TIME: 6 December, 2019 10:49:31 AM
Mushfiq declines IPL offer
Republic.Asianet, Mumbai

Mushfiq declines IPL offer

Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has opted to not play in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 2020 IPL Auction will take place on December 19 in Kolkata. There are 971 players (713 Indians and 258 overseas) who are set to go under the hammer. But Rahim has decided to pull his name out. The franchises have released their retention list and 73 slots need to be filled now.

Rahim has been a part of the IPL Auction twice, but he went unsold both times in spite of having a low base price. In the recently concluded T20I series between India and Bangladesh, he played a delightful knock against India at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. The knock helped the  Tigers to their maiden T20I victory versus the Men in Blue after eight consecutive defeats. He smashed pacer Khaleel Ahmed for four fours to end the game. The knock was likely to make him more attracted to franchises this time

HM