Mahmudullah Riyad, who has appeared in 50 Test cricket matches for the Bangladesh Cricket Team, has decided to retire from this format, surprising everyone. He confirmed this news on Thursday.
Tweeting from his official Twitter account, he wrote, ‘I am officially announcing my retirement from Test cricket. I was ‘man of the match’ in my debut and last test match. It has been a wonderful journey in Test cricket. I want to thank my family, friends, teammates, coaches and BCB for their support.
Let us tell you that Mahmudullah made his Test debut in the year 2009 against the West Indies. In this match, batting at number six, he managed to score nine runs in 28 balls with the help of two fours. At the same time, while bowling 19.4 overs, he took three wickets after spending 59 runs.
Batting on the same order in the second innings, he managed to score eight runs in 29 balls with the help of a four. At the same time, during the bowling, he spent 51 runs in the second innings and scored the most five successes.
Mahmudullah’s last Test match was in Harare against Zimbabwe in 2021. In this match, batting at number six, he played an unbeaten century of 150 runs.
He did not get a chance to bat in the second innings. The Bangladeshi all-rounder was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ for his combative century in this match.