Mahmudullah’s missing title
Mahmudullah Riyad is considered as one of the best players in Bangladesh. It is very easy to tell because majority of the cricket fans in Bangladesh believes that Mahmudullah Riyad is one of the best in Bangladesh. His career has been outstanding since his debut in 2007.
When the BCB introduced BPL in 2012, Mahmudullah was bought by Chittagong Kings. He captained the Kings in 2012 and 2013. His leadership skills led the Kings into the finals of BPL 2013. The Kings lost to the over powered Dhaka Gladiators in the final but his great performances and captaincy skills were much appreciated by the fans.
BPL had some issues in the past as every fan are aware of. The tournament didn’t take place in 2014. In the summer of 2015, BCB introduced BPL once again and there were new teams like every fan in Bangladesh knows. But a slight change was made in the tournament. The change was made into the auction system. Instead of Auction system, player draft option was introduced. In others opinion, it was a better choice than auction.
Then Mahmudullah was drafted by the Barisal Bulls. BPL 2015 was a great season and success as well, even more successful for Mahmudullah. He led his team (Bulls) to the finals of BPL that year, but unfortunate for him that they lost to the Comilla Victorians at the end.
New teams were introduced for BPL 2016 and Mahmudullah was drafted by Khulna Titans (new franchise). Majority of the fans of Mahmudullah and Khulna Titans will always remember what a great season the team had. Mahmudullah’s team had many great victories and they went to the playoffs. But their amazing journey came to an end after they lost to a very good Rajshahi Kings team in the Eliminator 2.
Mahmudullah has been great in BPL in previous five seasons. Twice runner up and twice semi finalists as captain. It is fair to say that Mahmudullah deserves a BPL title. Now, Khulna Titans will hope that Mahmudullah can lead them to another successful season.
-Featured by Ishraq Adit Khan