‘If not a great cricketer, I want to be remembered as a good human being’
Promising Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman -- Fizz to friends -- never lets success get to his head and says rather modestly that he would be happy to be remembered as a "good human being" if he does not make it to cricketing folklore, little realising he may have already reached there.
"I never let success get into my head. You guys keep asking me about being something big, great talent and so on... I am unfazed," Mustafizur said during a one-on-one while plying his trade for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL), reports The Times of India.
"If I cannot become a great cricketer, I will at least want to be remembered as a good human being," the soft-spoken, Khulna-born 21-year-old said.
In the World T20 last year, Mustafizur displayed his variation of cutters in the Super 10 match against New Zealand at the Eden Gardens, returning 5-22.
"In this format of the game (T20), you need variations. Every bowler will have his stock ball. But you need to vary your deliveries in order to get success," the off-cutter specialist said.
The shy, 21-year-old speedster who burst into limelight on debut in 2015 when India toured Bangladesh, is only the second player to have returned fivers in his first two One-Day Internationals.