Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah has made a sudden decision to cease taking part in Test cricket, a day after recording a career-best 150 within the ongoing one-off Test in opposition to Zimbabwe in Harare.
According to a report in Cricbuzz, Mahmudullah knowledgeable his colleagues that he’s not keen to proceed his Test profession anymore, leaving the group administration shocked.
“Yes, he (Mahmudullah) had informed that he does not want to prolong his Test career after this game. But he did not inform us anything officially and we have to see whether it’s an emotional outburst or not,” the web site quoted a prime Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as saying.
Mahmudullah has performed 49 Tests with 2764 runs at a mean of 31 plus and 4 half-centuries.
Mahmudullah, 35, made his Test debut in 2009 in opposition to the West Indies, making a dream begin to his profession within the conventional format.
He failed with the bat, however produced the most effective bowling figures for a Bangladeshi on debut, taking 8 wickets within the match, together with a five-for within the second innings to assist Bangladesh seal their first ever win overseas.
Then, he shone with the bat within the longest format and put up 5 scores of greater than fifty in consecutive matches, which additionally included his maiden Test ton in opposition to New Zealand at Hamilton whereas batting at quantity eight.
Mahmudullah is the present captain of the nationwide T20 group and was the most effective Bangladesh batsman within the 2015 World Cup. His century knocked England out of the match and he backed it up with one other ton, an unbeaten 128 in opposition to the co-hosts New Zealand, although it got here in a dropping trigger.