Mahmudullah announces retirement from Test cricket

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25 Nov 2021 | 03:39 AM
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Mahmudullah announces retirement from Test cricket

Mahmudullah will continue to be available for selection in the shorter formats of the game

Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed on Wednesday that T20I captain Mahmudullah has announced his retirement from Test cricket and now his career-best 150* against the African nation will be the last innings in the red-ball format. 

"Leaving a format of which I have been a part of for such a long time is not easy. I had always thought of going on a high and I believe this is the right time to end my Test career. I want to extend my gratitude to the BCB President for supporting me when I returned to the Test team. I thank my teammates and the support staff for always encouraging me and believing in my ability," Mahmudullah said. 

"It has been an absolute honour and privilege to play Test cricket for Bangladesh and I will cherish the many memories. Although I am retiring from Tests, I will still be playing ODIs and T20 internationals and really looking forward to continue giving my best for my country in white-ball cricket."

Mahmudullah made his Test debut back in 2009 against West Indies and now he ends his career, having averaged 33.49, including five centuries. To go with that, he also has 43 wickets to his name.

While the talismanic Bangladeshi has decided to call it a day from the red-ball format, he will continue to be available for selection in the shorter formats of the game. As a matter of fact, he is currently leading Bangladesh in those two formats.

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