Bangladesh T20I skipper Mahmudullah Riyad introduced his retirement from Take a look at cricket on Wednesday.
Mahmudullah scored 2914 runs in 50 Assessments, together with 5 a whole bunch and 16 half-centuries. The proper-armer additionally bagged 43 wickets in an impressive 12-year profession.
Mahmudullah made his Take a look at debut within the 12 months 2009 towards West Indies and performed his final match throughout Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe in July 2021. Curiously, he was named ‘Participant of the Match’ after registering his highest Take a look at rating of 150 not out within the Harare Take a look at in 2021, which turned out to be his final sport in whites.
The star all-rounder took to social media to bid farewell from the longest format, thanking his household, teammates, coaches and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for the assist.
“I’m formally asserting my retirement from take a look at cricket. I obtained the Man of the match award each in my debut & the final take a look at match. Alhamdulillah, It has been an exquisite journey in take a look at cricket. I want to thank my household, teammates, coaches & BCB for his or her assist,” Mahmudullah tweeted.
I’m formally asserting my retirement from take a look at cricket. I obtained the Man of the match award each in my debut & the final take a look at match. Alhamdulillah, It has been an exquisite journey in take a look at cricket. I want to thank my household, teammates, coaches & BCB for his or her assist. pic.twitter.com/WDEyoKLX4S
— Mahmudullah Riyad (@Mahmudullah30) November 24, 2021
Mahmudullah confirmed that he would proceed to play ODIs and T20I for the nationwide workforce and check out his finest to contribute within the white-ball format.
“I had all the time considered occurring a excessive, and I imagine that is the best time to finish my Take a look at profession. I need to prolong my gratitude to the BCB President for supporting me once I returned to the Take a look at workforce. I thank my teammates and the assist employees for all the time encouraging me and believing in my potential. It has been an absolute honour and privilege to play Take a look at cricket for Bangladesh, and I’ll cherish the numerous recollections. Though I’m retiring from Assessments, I’ll nonetheless be taking part in ODIs and T20 internationals and actually wanting ahead to persevering with giving my finest for my nation in white-ball cricket,” stated Mahmudullah as quoted by Cricbuzz.