CSK welcomes Mustafizur with a gentle reminder of awful collision with Dhoni

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CSK welcomes Mustafizur with a gentle reminder of awful collision with Dhoni

CSK extends a warm welcome to Mustafizur Rahman, but it’s impossible to forget the past clash with Dhoni. As the talented pacer joins the squad, memories of the unforgettable collision loom large. In a gentle reminder, the team braces for a new chapter, acknowledging the history that binds them. Fans await the dynamics of this reunion, curious about the team’s approach and Mustafizur’s integration into the CSK family.

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Mustafizur Rahman Joins the Ranks in CSK

For the upcoming 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a distinctive addition to their squad by acquiring Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman. On December 19, the five-time champions secured Mustafizur for his base price of INR 2 crore, marking a new chapter for the player after his stint with Delhi Capitals (DC) in the previous season. Anticipated to join forces with Matheesha Pathirana, Mustafizur is set to strengthen CSK’s pace bowling department.

Meanwhile, CSK invoked memories of Mustafizur’s clash with former Indian captain MS Dhoni, stating, “From Collision to Coalition!”

In the initial ODI of the 2015 series between India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, an unsightly incident unfolded. In the 25th over of the Indian innings, it appeared that Mustafizur advanced toward Dhoni, who sought to secure a single.

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Following the incident, Dhoni notably pushed Mustafizur with his forearm. Subsequently, Mustafizur incurred a 50 percent fine of his match fees, while Dhoni faced a 75 percent fine. Setting aside the controversy, the match left an indelible mark on Mustafizur’s career as he achieved a memorable five-wicket haul on his debut.

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Being the sole Bangladeshi player in the auction, Mustafizur stood alone after reports indicated that Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed chose not to participate. The seamer holds the distinction of being the lone foreign cricketer to secure the Emerging Player of the IPL. In 2016, he clinched the award following Sunrisers Hyderabad’s triumph over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final.

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Presently in New Zealand, Mustafizur actively participates in the ongoing three-match ODI series. The seamer has steadfastly anchored the Tigers’ pace attack for the past nine years.

Regarding CSK, they hold the title of defending champions, securing victory in the final against the Gujarat Titans last year at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

As Mustafizur Rahman embarks on his journey with CSK, the team warmly embraces him, acknowledging the past while anticipating a promising future. Fans eagerly await the unfolding dynamics, curious about Mustafizur’s integration into the CSK family. With memories of the clash receding, a new chapter begins, fostering camaraderie and anticipation for what lies ahead in the upcoming IPL season. As CSK defends its champion status, the stage is set for a thrilling season, uniting fans in excitement for the cricketing spectacle.

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