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Musheer Khan Embraces Opportunity For Growth Beyond IPL 2024 Dreams
By CricShots - Mar 15, 2024 4:22 pm
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While an IPL contract remains a dream for many cricketers, Mumbai’s rising star Musheer Khan finds solace in being unsold during last year’s player auction. For the 19-year-old, this setback provides an opportunity to delve deeper into the intricacies of T20 cricket and refine his skills for the future.

Musheer Khan
Musheer Khan

Reflecting on his omission from the IPL auction, Musheer Khan expressed contentment, drawing strength from the wisdom imparted by his father and coach, Naushad. “My name is not in the IPL. But I don’t feel disappointed. My father tells me to play Test cricket and play for Team India. IPL will eventually happen, if not today then tomorrow,” Musheer revealed, showcasing a mature outlook towards his cricketing journey.

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Embracing the silver lining, Musheer Khan views this additional year as a blessing, allowing him to gain a deeper understanding of T20 cricket and hone his craft. “It’s good that I got another year to prepare for the IPL. I will understand T20 cricket more, and how I should prepare for this format,” he shared, highlighting his commitment to growth and development.

Musheer’s remarkable performance in the Ranji final against Vidarbha, where he scored a sensational 136 in the second innings, played a pivotal role in Mumbai’s triumph, securing their record-extending 42nd title. Inspired by his elder brother Sarfaraz, who recently made his India debut, Musheer emphasizes the importance of staying grounded and focusing on the process.

 

“I am really inspired by my brother because of his dedication and the way he bats. Our batting style is similar. He told me before the game (Ranji final) to think of it as a normal match and not to take too much pressure,” Musheer Khan revealed, illustrating the valuable guidance received from his sibling.

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With Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy victory marking a moment of immense pride for Musheer, he acknowledges the significance of representing the city and expresses gratitude towards the Mumbai Cricket Association for their unwavering support. Paying tribute to veteran pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, who retired after the final, Musheer highlights the inspirational role played by the seasoned campaigner and the emotional significance of securing victory as a farewell gift to him.

“The support he has given to Mumbai cricket, the things he has done for Mumbai, it’s incredible,” Musheer Khan praised Dhawal Kulkarni, reflecting on the veteran’s invaluable contributions to Mumbai cricket.