Mahmudullah : Bangladesh’s star all-rounder and T20 team captain Mahmudullah Riyadh has decided to retire from Test cricket. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) informed about this news on social media on Wednesday, 24 November. Following the board’s tweet, Mahmudullah, 35, also took to social media to announce his retirement from Test cricket.
Mahmudullah may have made up his mind to say goodbye to his 12-year-long Test career. But he will still continue to play for Bangladesh in ODI and T20 cricket. Mahmudullah took to social media to thank his family, teammates, coach and Bangladeshi Cricket Board for this wonderful journey. they wrote,
‘I am officially announcing my retirement from Test cricket. I got the man of the match award in both my first and last matches. Thanks to Allah for this. My journey in Test cricket has been wonderful. I thank my family, teammates, all the coaches and BCB for supporting me.
Bangladesh Cricket has issued a press release. In which Mahmudullah told that this is the right time for him to retire. Along with this, he also gave a message to his fans that he will continue to play ODI and T20 cricket. Mahmudullah said,
“I always thought that I would like to retire in good form and I think this is the right time for me. I would like to thank the President of BCB who helped me a lot in my return to Test cricket. I am retiring from Test cricket but will continue to play ODI and T20 cricket and hope to do well for the team in future in these formats of cricket.
In his 12-year Test career, Mahmudullah has played 50 Test matches for Bangladesh. In which he made 2914 at an average of 33.11. Along with this, he also took 43 wickets in the bowling. played his last Test match against Zimbabwe in July this year. In which he also played an unbeaten innings of 150 runs. Bangladesh won this match by 220 runs and was adjudged man of the match for his excellent performance.
With this matchless innings, has now said goodbye to Test cricket.