File image of Rubel Hossain© AFP
Bangladesh pacemaker Rubel Hossain on Monday announced his retirement from Test cricket. He announced his retirement on Facebook and said he wanted to give young people a chance to represent Bangladesh. Hossain went to his Facebook account and wrote: “Assalam Alaikum. I wanted to inform you about something. I have officially submitted a letter to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and have decided to withdraw from Test cricket.”
“The longer version of cricket plays a big part in strengthening the national team’s pipeline. I think our pipeline will get stronger as the young pacers get more opportunities. To give the youngsters more opportunities in the red ball game format, I have decided to retire from Test cricket,” he added.
Hossain made his Test format debut in 2009 and represented Bangladesh in 27 Tests over a 13-year period. The pacer scalped 36 wickets in his Test career with the best figure of 5/166 – his only real haul of five wickets.
“I was able to play 27 tests for Bangladesh which is a big achievement for me. Those who helped me in my journey with the red ball cricket, I am grateful to all of them and I hope I get your support. days retired from Test cricket but I believe I still have a lot to offer in the ODI and T20I formats for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Pacer said he will continue to play in Dhaka Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) along with other white ball tournaments.
“I will continue to play in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) along with the other white ball tournaments. Pray for me so that I can give you colorful dreams in white ball formats,” his statement concluded.
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