All-rounder of Bangladesh Cricket team, Mahmudullah retires from Test cricket

All-rounder of Bangladesh Cricket team, Mahmudullah retires from Test cricket

Bangladesh’s all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyadh has retired from test cricket at the age of 35. He will continue to play in One-day Internationals and T20s.

Mahmudullah’s last test match was with Zimbabwe in Harare in July, where he scored 150 runs, in his final innings and led the side to a 220-run victory.

He scored 2914 runs on average of 33.49 and took 43 wickets in Test matches, captaining the side six times.

In a statement on Wednesday, he said

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

He announced his retirement two days before Bangladesh and Pakistan’s Test match. He was not selected for the match.

"Although I’m retiring from the Tests, I will still be playing ODIs and T20 internationals and really looking forward to continuing giving my best for my country in white-ball cricket,” he said.