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11 July 2021
Bangladesh Test players gave their T20I captain Mahmudullah a guard of honour before the start of the final day’s play in the 'one-off' Test against Zimbabwe in Harare. Neither the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) nor Mahmudullah have made a public statement regarding the retirement decision. Reports have been floating in the media that the long-standing rift between the player and coach Russell Domingo might have forced him into retirement right after playing his comeback game.
Mahmudullah’s decision to retire from the longest format of the game left the Bangladesh cricket board in surprise as reportedly he had confirmed his availably across all three formats before the tour of Zimbabwe.
Mahmudullah shone bright with the bat in what turned out to be his last appearance in a Test for Bangladesh as his unbeaten 150 propelled Bangladesh to 468 in the first innings.
The all-rounder has a chance to finish his Test career with a unique feat of starting his career with a five-wicket haul with the bat and finishing with a century in the last Test match.
Mahmudullah made his Test debut against West Indies in 2009 and has 2,914 runs at an average of 33.11 across a 50-match long Test career. He also has 43 wickets to his name at an average of 43.53 runs per wicket.