The man has been fighting against injuries all along this year but how dramatically he has been paid for his tough times at the end! Mustafizur Rahman, the young sensation of Bangladesh cricket, has been awarded as the emerging cricketer of the year 2016. It is also the first time for a Bangladeshi to be awarded by an ICC trophy.

Nothing more is needed to describe the ascendancy of Mustafizur in the international arena. His performance in the last two years cannot be described in black and white and it’s simply majestic and magical. For this award, the performances between September 2015 and August 2016 were considered. In this period, he secured 19 wickets in 10 T20I international matches which also includes 5/22 against New Zealand in the T20I world cup. It was the best bowling performance in the tournament as well. Mustafiz also showed his brilliancy in IPL where he renders Sunrisers to secure the title and he himself attained the “Emerging Player of the Tournament” title.

So far, Mustafiz played 9 ODIs and secured 26 wickets with an astounding average of 12.34 and three fifers. In 13 T20Is he clinched 22 wickets as well.

Mustafiz, in a video clip from New Zealand, expressed his thankfulness and gratitude towards his team mates, family members, his fans and to all who cared for him. He also asked good wishes for his quick recovery from the injury and the upcoming series.

Mustafiz has played the practice match yesterday and bowled 7 overs. He also secured 2 wickets. Bangladesh team management is hopeful about his return in international cricket by the first ODI against Kiwis at Christchurch.