I have decided to retire to give opportunities to young cricketers: Rubel

The team formation process for this season of the National Cricket League (NCL) has started. It was at this time that Rubel decided to retire. The pacer had earlier confirmed his retirement news to BDCricTime. In a message on social media on Monday (September 19), he stated the reason for his retirement.

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Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain has already officially informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) about his retirement from red-ball cricket. He said that he has decided to retire to give opportunities to young cricketers.  
The team formation process for this season of the National Cricket League (NCL) has started. It was at this time that Rubel decided to retire. The pacer had earlier confirmed his retirement news to BDCricTime. In a message on social media on Monday (September 19), he stated the reason for his retirement.
"Today I have officially decided to retire from Test cricket by writing to the BCB," Rubel said. "Longer version tournaments play an important role in strengthening the pipeline of the Bangladesh national team. I think the more opportunities young pacers get in these tournaments, the stronger our pipeline will be.”
The 32-year-old cricketer has stepped away from the longer version of cricket to give a chance to a young pacer in his place. He added, “I have decided to retire from red-ball cricket to give opportunities to young cricketers. I have been fortunate to play 27 Test matches for Bangladesh, which is one of the achievements of my career. Gratitude to those who have supported me in this journey of international and domestic cricket in red-ball cricket.”
Rubel wants to give full attention to ODIs and T20Is even though he has retired from Tests. He further said, “I have left the Test format. But I have the ability to give more to Bangladesh national team in ODI and T20 formats. So I will continue to play regularly in DPL, BPL, and other white-ball tournaments. Pray for me. So I give all of you colorful dreams in the rest of my white-ball career.”