Bangladesh all-rounder and limited-overs skipper Mahmudullah has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Mahmudullah last played a Test match for Bangladesh, his 50th game, against Zimbabwe in July this year. The batter scored a brilliant 150 in his final Test inning.
Deemed as one of the most talented batters from the country Mahmudullah, did fairly well while donning the white jersey. He played 50 Tests for Bangladesh, scoring 2914 runs at an average of 33.49. He also has 43 Test wickets to his name. Mahmudullah resealed a statement to thank the board, team and coaching staff for their support. He also confirmed that he is only retiring from Test cricket and will continue playing shorter formats of the game.
“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. 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.”