Bangladesh T20 captain and all-rounder Mahmoudullah has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Mahmoudullah, who made his Test debut in 2009, ended his 12 – year Test career by saying it was time to retire. Mahmoudullah has played 50 Tests for Bangladesh. He scored 2914 runs for Bangladesh at an average of 33.49. Meanwhile, the T20 will remain in ODI formats.
Mahmoudullah has scored five centuries and 16 fifties for Bangladesh. He took 43 wickets in Tests. Mahmoodullah, 35, has led Bangladesh in six matches. His 50th Test was against Zimbabwe. Mahmoudullah, who scored 150 in that match, was in excellent form. Bangladesh then went on to win by a huge margin of 220 runs.
‘It’s not easy to give up a format that I have been a part of for so long. I always wanted to go high and I believe it is the right time to end my Test career, ”said Mahmudullah.
‘I remember the BCB president who supported me when I returned to the Test team. I thank my teammates and support staff for always encouraging me and believing in my ability. It is a great honor and privilege to be able to play Test cricket for Bangladesh and I will cherish a lot of memories, ”Mahmoodullah added.