Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah has announced his retirement from the format after the Test series against Zimbabwe. This Bangladesh player played a brilliant innings of 150 runs in the first innings of this match being played in Harare and then suddenly surprised everyone by announcing his retirement. On the third day of the match, saying goodbye to Test cricket abruptly, this player along with his teammates surprised the cricket board as well.
Coming out to play his 50th Test match, Mahmudullah scored a priceless 150 in the first innings for a difficult-hit team. Thanks to this innings, the team scored 468 in the first innings. After bundled out Zimbabwe for 276 runs in the first innings, the team took a huge lead of 237 runs.
Brilliant innings from Mahmudullah
Batting at number 8 in the first innings, this player played an unbeaten innings of 150 runs facing 278 balls. During this he hit 17 fours and 1 six. Mahmudullah with Liton Das added 138 runs for the 7th wicket. At the same time, in the partnership of 9th wicket, he shared a total of 191 important runs with Taskin Ahmed.
Board shocked by sudden decision
The Bangladesh Cricket Board had no news of Mahmudullah retiring from Test cricket. Talking about this, the chairman of the board, Najmul Hasane said that we had no information about his retirement. He did not inform the board about this in any way. We suddenly got a call from someone and were told that he doesn’t want to play Test cricket anymore.