Few days back, we saw a thrilling T20 international match between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Mahmudullah bowl the last over of the match when Pakistan need 8 of 6 balls. He tried his best to save the match as he also took three wicket in that single over. Now news came that will broke heart of Mahmudullah’s fan. Mahmudullah Khan has announced his retirement from test circuit.
35 years old is the captain of Bangladesh test cricket team. In his 150+ run innings won the match for Bangladesh against South Africa is the most memorable innings from Mahmudullah. He retires from international test circuit but continues to play in ODI and T20 international.
On 31 January 2018, he handed over the position of Bangladeshi test team captain. He is the 10th captain of Bangladeshi test cricket team. Now fans will surely miss him in White jersey, he already informed his teammates that he may won’t continue the test circuit and like to continue in limited overs of the game.
Mahmudullah Khan continues to play in white ball cricket
Mahmudullah brief his decision regarding the retirement in test cricket. “Leaving a format of which I have been a part of for such a long time is not easy,” Mahmudullah said. “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. 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.” With this he said goodbye to test cricket forever.
Quick career analysis of Mahmudullah
35-year-old mahmudullah Khan debut in international cricket in 2007 in a tender age of just 21. Right hand batsman and right arm off break bowler, he’s a perfect all-rounder for Bangladeshi team as we witness his all-round performance in a recent T20 international match vs Pakistan.
He loves to bat in a destructive mood. In 200 ODI matches he scored 4469 runs which includes 3 hundred and 25 half centuries. In 102 international matches he’s got 1771 runs. He took 154 wickets in his entire international circuit. 50 test matches he scored 2914 has his personal best is 150 which came in the match versus South Africa.
Bangladesh won that test match but 220 runs. We will now see him playing in white ball cricket as you say goodbye to red ball cricket.