DHAKA: Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyadh announced his retirement from Test Cricket on Wednesday after a 12-year career.
The 35-year-old played his last test against Zimbabwe in Harare in July this year, with Bangladesh recording a victory of 220 points.
The right-hander achieved an unbeaten 150 – his fifth Test 100 – in his final innings and was named player of the match.
He scored 2,914 runs at an average of 33.49 and took 43 wickets in tests, captaining the team six times.
Local media reported that Mahmudullah told his teammates during the Zimbabwe test, but waited to make an official announcement.
“Leaving a format that I have been a part of for so long is not easy. I had always thought of soaring and I think now is the right time to end my testing career,” he said. he said in a statement. Wednesday.
His announcement came two days before Bangladesh began their round of two tests against Pakistan.
Mahmudullah, the T20 captain of Bangladesh who was not selected for the Pakistan tests, has vowed to continue playing the other two formats.
“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,” he said.