Bangladeshi cricketer Mahmudullah announces retirement from Test cricket

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(Image: Twitter/Mahmudullah30)
(Image: Twitter/Mahmudullah30)

New Delhi : One day after hitting a brilliant 150 run knock against Zimbabwe, veteran Bangladeshi cricketer Mahmudullah has announced his retirement from the Test cricket. The announcement comes as a shock to many as no one was expecting something of this magnitude in-between an ongoing Test. 

According to a report by Cricbuzz, Mahmudullah’s teammates are now trying to speak with him to understand the reason behind his surprising call.

"Yes, he (Mahmudullah) had informed that he does not want to prolong his Test career after this game. But he did not inform us anything officially and we have to see whether it’s an emotional outburst or not," a top-ranked official of BCB confirmed to Cricbuzz on request of anonymity on Friday.

The whole situation becomes difficult to understand because the experiences Bangladeshi batsman had returned to the Test field after a gap of 17 months and was looking determined to prove himself.

BCB president Nazmul Hasan admitted that he too found the decision very ‘unusual’ as the game is not over yet.

“No one officially told me anything. But one called me and informed that he (Mahmudullah) doesn’t want to play Tests after the ongoing Test and he told that to everyone in the dressing room. But I found it very unusual. The game is not over yet,” Nazmul was quoted in leading Bangladesh Daily Prothom Alo on Friday.