Robiul Islam retires from all formats of cricket

Bangladesh pacer Robiul Islam announced his retirement from all formats of cricket.

Robiul Islam retires from all formats of cricket

The 32 year old fast bowler from Shatkhira came with the decision after being left out from the national team for last several years.

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He made his debut with the Test series against England back in 2010 but could not lengthen his career beyond nine Test matches.

Robiul became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to be adjudged man of the series in Tests when he claimed 14 wickets in two matches against Zimbabwe in Harare.

In 17th of April, 2013, Robiul Islam captured 9 wickets among total 17 fallen in Zimbabwean side. He possessed his best bowling figure in that particular match taking 6 for 71.

The right hander pacer blazed bright in the second Test match as well; in the first innings, he took 4 for 85 and added one more to the tally in the second innings. He also contributed 24 runs in the first innings of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 143 runs in the second match while the series was drawn 1-1 as the touring side was defeated in the first Test.

In the aforementioned series, Robiul Islam also became the first Bangladeshi paceman to showcase the ability of bowling more than hundred overs in a single match.

Three years after his Test debut, Robiul stepped into limited over cricket in 3rd of May, 2013 against Zimbabwe that stretched just into three matches in total where he grabbed 2 ODI wickets.

He also appeared in a single T20 match in which he could not take any wickets.

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