Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim introduced his retirement from Twenty20 worldwide cricket on Sunday, three days after the staff’s unceremonious exit from the Asia Cup.
“Today, I am announcing my retirement from T20 internationals,” Mushfiqur, 35, stated in assertion on social media.
“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,” he added.
Mushfiqur added that he would proceed to participate within the Bangladesh Premier League and different Twenty20 franchise tournaments.
Mushfiqur’s announcement got here after Bangladesh misplaced their Group B matches within the Asia Cup towards Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates, by which he contributed solely 5 runs.
It was his comeback match having missed the earlier two collection towards the West Indies and Zimbabwe.
He performed in 102 Twenty20 matches for Bangladesh and scored 1,500 runs at 19.48. His captained for 23 of these matches, main Bangladesh to eight wins.
Mushfiqur is the second senior Bangladeshi cricketer to retire from Twenty20s in current months after Tamim Iqbal.
Bangladesh have received simply two of 12 matches within the shortest format since T20 World Cup final 12 months.