In the most recent turn of events, Bangladesh’s T20I captain Mahmudullah has announced his retirement from the game’s longest format. On November 24, the Bangladesh Cricket Board verified Mahmudullah’s major decision to retire from Test cricket. The decision is significant for the team, which will face Pakistan in a two-match Test series beginning November 26. Mahmudullah made his comeback for his country in whites against Zimbabwe earlier in 2021 and had already informed his teammates that he would not be continuing his Test career. His most memorable performance was an unbroken 150-run knock against Zimbabwe, which helped his team to a 220-run victory.

“I’ve always wanted to end my Test career on a high note, and I believe now is the appropriate time. I’d like to express my gratitude to the BCB President for his continued support of me since my return to the Test team. I appreciate my colleagues and support staff for always believing in me and motivating me. Playing Test cricket for Bangladesh has been an amazing honour and privilege, and I will treasure the numerous memories,” Mahmudullah stated, as quoted by Cricbuzz.

BCB had speculated that the batting all-important rounder’s decision might be emotional, but he made it official to put an end to all the rumours. As the major choice loomed, the 35-year-old made it clear that he would continue his ODI and T20I career and that he wanted to give his all in Bangladesh’s white-ball game.

Although I will no longer play Test cricket, I will continue to play ODIs and T20 internationals for my country, and I am looking forward to continuing to give my all for my country in white-ball cricket,” he added. The right-handed hitter made his Test debut against the West Indies in 2009, and he finished his career with 3000 runs at a strike rate of 33.49. In the offered format, he had 43 wickets to his name.