On the eve of the Asia Cup T20 opener against India, the Bangladesh skipper had to field various questions on the 20-year-old left-arm fast medium bowler, whom he feels 'can do things which others in his team can't'.

"Mustafiz (that's how Mashrafe refers to him) has many variations of his slow cutters. It is only important as to how confident he is about the execution part. He does not focus on opposition batsmen and only concentrates on what he knows best. You can do your homework against Mustafiz but it might not work," Mashrafe told mediapersons here yesterday.

Since his mindblowing debut against India last year, the frail left-arm seamer attracted a lot of attention, but his skipper assured that his feet are rooted to the ground firmly.

"Mustafiz doesn't think about all things like what all is said about him. So, as a captain, it is easier for me to guide a boy who has no inclination towards all these external factors. And since he does not really care, it does not put him under any sort of pressure. I think Mustafiz is diametrically opposite of what people perceive him to be as he has got so much success so early in his career. What he does is to go out there and play and come back.

But, as a reminder, Mashrafe cautioned that T20 is a different format than 50 overs and Mustafizur alone cannot win Bangladesh matches.

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