Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Mahmudullah last played for Bangladesh in a Test match against Zimbabwe in July this year. It was a memorable game for him as he scored a brilliant hundred and won the Player of the Match award. During his career, he played 50 Tests for Bangladesh, scoring 2914 runs at an average of 33.49. He also has 43 Test wickets to his name.
The all-rounder released a statement and thanked his team, Bangladesh Cricket Board and players for their support. He also revealed that he has retired from Test cricket but will be available for selection in ODIs and T20Is.
“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.”