Mahmudullah retires from Bangladesh Tests

2021-11-24 20:03:18

Bangladesh allrounder Mahmudullah has announced his retirement from Test cricket at the age of 35 but will continue to play one-day internationals and Twenty20s.

Mahmudullah’s last Test was against Zimbabwe in Harare in July, where he scored an unbeaten 150 in his final innings and led the side to victory.

In all, he was an inspiring figure for his country, playing 50 matches and scoring 2,914 runs at an average of 33.49.

“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,” Mahmudullah said on Wednesday.

He also picked up 43 wickets in a 12-year career.

“I thank my teammates and support staff for always encouraging me and believing in my ability. It has been an absolute honour and privilege to play Test cricket for Bangladesh and I will cherish the many memories.”

Bangladesh take on Pakistan in the first game of a two-Test series in Chittagong from Friday.

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