Dhaka – Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza has reportedly decided to retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the two-match series, presently being played, against Sri Lanka is over.
Mashrafe came up with the announcement Tuesday, prior to the match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, on his social media Facebook page.
“This T20 series will be my last for Bangladesh,” said the skipper thanking Bangladesh Cricket Board, his family, friends, players and the team staff for supporting him me all the way.
The 34-year old pacer has been in the game for more than 10 years in this form.
“There were some bad & some good days as well. I always tried to make my fans happy. I am very sorry to each and every fan for not being able to make them happy in every match. Right now as a team we are playing good cricket. I am sure Bangladesh will keep on playing good cricket in the days to come,” he said in his post.
He played 52 T20Is scoring 368 runs and taking 39 wickets.
Bangladesh won nine and lost 16 matches under his captaincy as he captained the Tigers for 26 occasions.
One match has gone with no result.
This is high time for me to say good-bye to T20 format so that many youngsters can get the opportunity to showcase their talent and thus BCB can nurture them for the future.
“Let me congratulate the new Captain in advance & I am sure the best is yet to come.”