New Delhi: Mustafizur Rahman, who is playing his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) season, has already impressed many with his outstanding bowling.
The Bangladeshi seamer, who is representing Sunrisers Hyderabad, has become a crucial cog for his team.
With 16 wickets in 14 games, he is also among the leading wicket takers in ongoing edition.
Though fearless on field, there are couple of things that are troubling the young bowler every now and then in his Indian sojourn.
While speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Rahman’s SRH teammate, Rickey Bhui, shared some interesting things about the 20-year-old’s personality.
Bhui quipped, “Mustafizur Rahman is afraid of only two things – batting and speaking English. Mera aur Mustafizur ka achha banta tha (Mustafizur and I get along very well).”
Bhui is well versed in Bengali which made him a translator to Mustafizur.
Bhui also revealed that he would explain the Bangladesh cricketer about the team strategies.
He asserted, “The role he would be required to play in the first 10 overs or the latter half, what he had to bowl to each batsman and which field he had to bowl to needed to be explained to him. During the strategic time-out, I would go and translate Warner’s instructions and the field set for him.”
The left-armer apparently uses sign language to communicate with players on-field. Rotation of wrists indicates the slower ball and pointing to the head tells the keeper that a bouncer is on its way.