Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim following his team’s departure from the ongoing Asia Cup announced his retirement from Twenty-20 Internationals. He broke this news last night, using a social media platform.
The wicket-keeper batter concluded his decision and said that he would like to now focus on Test and ODI formats of the game. He further stated his availability for franchise leagues.
Mushfiqur Rahim wrote:
I would like to announce my retirement from T20 INTERNATIONALS and focus on Test and ODI formats of the game. I will be available to play franchise leagues when the opportunity arrives. Looking forward to proudly represent my nation in the two formats-MR15
35-year-old Rahim broke a lot of his fans’ hearts with this sudden announcement. However, his performance in the continental tournament has been disappointing. As he had scored 1 and 4 runs in the respective matches. While he had also dropped a crucial catch against Sri Lanka in the do-or-die match of the continental tournament.
Making his debut against Zimbabwe at the Shiekh Abu Naser Stadium in 2006, Rahim has impressed the cricket fraternity. Furthermore, he has represented his nation in 102 T20Is. He has scored an amazing aggregate of 1500 runs with a strike of 115.03. Mushfiqur’s career average is 119.23
A setback for Bangladesh cricket ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. As earlier Tamim Iqbal had announced his retirement from the T20Is in July and now their diminutive yet destructive batter Rahim has also announced the same.
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