Sunrisers Hyderabad may have appointed an interpreter for Bangla speaking Mustafizur Rahman and David Warner may joke that he is learning his teammate’s language but the seamer’s success proves that sport is the biggest language. He is all of 20 and has not got much experience but his performance beats all that.
He has played 24 matches across all formats internationally and his success has been phenomenal, averaging well under 15 per wickets with the ball. It tells you that you may not know how to communicate with your teammates but your talking with the ball itself can be self sufficient.
It remains to be seen how he goes. He is not the quickest bowler around but he is already being talked about as the smartest buy in the IPL. Hyderabad are not a fancy team but with Rahman and Warner, they may go a long way. We will of course wait and watch that.
For now, enjoy the Rahman show. It is young, fresh, unadulterated and exciting. Time will tell if it translates into the IPL trophy.