I will still be playing ODIs and T20 internationals, reckoned Mahmudullah.

Mahmudullah. (Photo Source: BCB/ Twitter)

The T20I skipper of Bangladesh Mahmudullah has bid adieu to the longest format of the game in the latest turn of developments. The Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed the big decision of Mahmudullah retiring from Test cricket on November 24. The decision comes as big news for the side, who are all set to face Pakistan in the two-match Test series from November 26.

Talking about Mahmudullah, he marked the comeback for his side in whites earlier in 2021 against Zimbabwe and had already informed his team members of not stretching his career further in Tests. His career-best stands to be his enthralling knock of unbeaten 150 runs against Zimbabwe which pushed his side to claim a 220-run win.

“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. I 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,” said Mahmudullah as quoted by Cricbuzz.

I will still be playing ODIs and T20 internationals: Mahmudullah

Earlier, BCB were mulling that the batting all-rounder’s big decision might be an emotional one but he made it official to put an end to all the speculations. As the big decision came to the fore, the 35-year-old made it clear that he would be continuing his run in the ODIs and T20Is and that he wishes to contribute his best in Bangladesh’s white-ball cricket.

“Although I am retiring from 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 added.

The right-handed batter put his first foot forward in the world of Tests in 2009 against West Indies and winded up his career by amassing 3000 runs while averaging 33.49. He had 43 wickets to credit in the given format.

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