Bangladesh national team cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim has announced that he is retiring from T20Is.
He confirmed the news through a Facebook post on Sunday (September 4).
“I have been grateful to have you all beside me throughout my long career. Your support has been my inspiration during my highs and lows. Today, I am announcing my retirement from T20 Internationals. I will proudly continue to represent Bangladesh in Test and ODI formats. I am hopeful that I can bring success for our nation in these two formats,” the post read.
“I will continue to take part in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and other franchise tournaments. Alhamdulillah. Thank you all. Allah Hafez,” the post added.
Mushfiqur Rahim was out of form for a long time in the T20 format. Especially in the last two years, he has been unsuccessful in the shorter version of cricket. Besides, he was being criticized behind the wicket in addition to catches at important times.
Bangladesh was the first to leave the ongoing Asia Cup after losing two matches in the group stage. He was unsuccessful with the bat in both matches. Besides, he missed the catch of Kushal Mendis of Sri Lanka in the last match. Which plays a big role in the loss of Bangladesh.
All in all, Mushfiqur Rahim reached the pinnacle of failure with bat and gloves. Then today he suddenly announced his retirement. One of the best batsmen of the national team will continue to play in Test and ODI formats even after retiring from T20.