Mushfiqur Rahim announces retirement from T20Is to “Focus On Test And ODI Formats”

Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh’s veteran wicketkeeper-batter, announced his retirement from T20 internationals on Sunday, a day after the national squad returned to the country following the Asia Cup 2022 catastrophe. Mushfiqur, 35, announced the news on Twitter. In his tweet, he revealed why he decided to retire from the shortest format and instead focus on Tests and ODIs in the future.

Mushfiqur Rahim announced his retirement from Twenty20 internationals in a tweet on Sunday, saying he wanted to “focus on the Test and ODI formats of the game.”

Mushfiqur, on the other hand, stated that he would be available “to play franchise leagues when the opportunity arises.”

During the Asia Cup 2022, the 35-year-old was criticized for his poor batting performance and ineffectiveness behind the posts. In the second match against Sri Lanka, he was guilty of putting down Kusal Mendis’ first up. In two games, he scored five runs.

Furthermore, he made no attempt to convince Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan of a nick Mendis made later in the game, which Bangladesh lost by two wickets and departed the tournament.

Mushfiqur scored 1500 runs in 102 matches throughout his 17-year career, with an average of 19.48 and a strike rate of 115.03. In the format, he has six 50s to his name.

Will be available to play franchise leagues

Mushfiqur Rahim claimed in a tweet that he will continue to represent Bangladesh in Tests and One-Day Internationals. He will also play in domestic and franchise T20 matches, as stated in the tweet.

“I would like to announce my retirement from T20 INTERNATIONALS and focus on Test and ODI formats of the game. I will be available to play franchise leagues when the opportunity arrives. Looking forward to proudly represent my nation in the two formats-MR15” Mushfiqur Rahim Tweeted.

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