Mahmudullah officially retires from Test cricket

Mahmudullah has spoken about his Test retirement for the first time since taking guard of honour in his eventual farewell game against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in July.

Mahmudullah officially retires from Test cricket

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Current Bangladesh T20I captain Mahmudullah Riyad has officially announced his retirement from Test cricket.
Mahmudullah celebrates his century against Zimbabwe
Mahmudullah has spoken about his Test retirement for the first time since taking guard of honour in his eventual farewell game against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in July. 
The 35-year-old was asked about the matter numerous times but he had repeatedly kept silent. The Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed Mahmudullah's retirement in a release.      
"Leaving a format of which I have been a part of for such a long time is not easy," Mahmudullah said in a statement. "I had always thought of going on a high and I believe this is the right time to end my Test career."
Mahmudullah, who played 50 Tests and captained in six of them, said he is honoured and privilegedto represent Bangladesh in whites and expects to deliver the best in limited-overs cricket from now on.

"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.

"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."