Dhaka [Bangladesh], Nov 24 (ANI): Mahmudullah, an all-rounder from Bangladesh, has retired from Test cricket, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed on Wednesday.
As a result, the all-rounder’s 12-year career in the longest format came to an end.
“I had always thought of soaring and I think now is the right time to end my testing career. I want to express my gratitude to the president of the BCB for supporting me when I returned to test team, ”Mahmudullah said in a statement released by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
“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 the many memories,” said he added.
Mahmudullah has confirmed, however, that he will continue to play white ball cricket for his country.
“Although I am retiring from Tests, I will still play ODIs and T20 internationals and I really look forward to continuing to do my best for my country in white ball cricket,” said Mahmudullah.
The 35-year-old has appeared in 50 tests for Bangladesh, managing to score 2,914 points with an average of 33.49. He has also managed to scalp 43 wickets during his career, his best numbers being 5/51. (ANI)