Mushfiqur Rahim who has been playing cricket for all format, recently declared his retirement from T20Is and will play only ODIs and Tests. He made his announcement through his official Facebook page on Sunday and his declaration will effects on after the ongoing Asia Cup. He played 102 matches in this format.
Mushfiqur Rahim, who was born on May 9, 1987 in Bogra, Bangladesh, is a cricket player who has served as both the captain and the vice-captain of the Bangladesh national team. He is widely considered to be one of the best cricket players to ever come out of Bangladesh. He is a right-handed batsman who bats in the middle order for the Bangladesh Cricket Team. He was also the wicket keeper for the Bangladesh Cricket Team. Many of his supporters were dissatisfied when he announced his retirement from playing T20 Internationals and wished he would make a comeback in this format.
Mushfiqur Rahim who is 35 years old, wrote his Facebook page that, “Today, I am announcing my retirement from T20 Internationals. I will proudly continue to represent Bangladesh in Test and ODI formats. I am hopeful that I can bring success for our nation in these two formats. I will continue to take part in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and other franchise tournaments”.
In the Asia Cup Bangladesh lost both the matches against Srilanka & Afganistan. Some people think that this announcement came because of the poor performance he had done in the Asia Cup but others think this is because of his age.
Mushfiqur scores 4 against Srilanka and 1 against Afganistan in the ongoing Asia Cup. He has been giving this kinds of poor performances since 2019 in the T20Is format. Because of this poor performances BCB planning to drop him from this format but after having a meeting with him, he came back.
Mushfiqur Rahim competed in 102 T20 Internationals throughout his career. During this time period, he participated in 93 innings and went undefeated in 16 of the matches he appeared in. In his career playing T20 Internationals, he finished with a total of 1500 runs scored, with an average score of 19.48. During the T20 International, he scored 72 runs, which was his career highest. This action was taken in competition with the Sri Lankan team. Because of his performance, Bangladesh was victorious over the Sri Lankan squad in the encounter. He went the entire match without being defeated. During this time period, he was confronted with a total of 1305 balls. During the course of his career, he completed a total of 6 fifty’s. During his time playing T20 International cricket, he amassed 126 fours and 37 sixes. In this particular version of cricket, he achieved a fair amount of success. As a result of his unexpected retirement, many people will be saddened by this turn of events.
He is one of the senior player in Bangladesh Cricket Team and had a lots of his best performances to make win the Bangladesh Team. Though this announcement makes some people hurt but the others think it the right decision for him to make. They also thinks he should be taken this decision for a long ago.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the 2nd senior player who recently announced his retirement, before him Tamim Iqbal declared his retirement from T20Is in July.
The Bangladeshi cricket squad benefited greatly from having Mushfiqur Rahim on their side. It is going to be extremely challenging for the Bangladesh Cricket team to make up for his gap in the Twenty20 format. Even though he will participate in the One-Day Internationals and Tests, his participation in the next Men’s T20 World Cup in 2022 would be essential. It will be to everyone’s great satisfaction if, after the World Cup, he decides to retired from this format. In preparation for the 2022 world cup, the Bangladesh team required a veteran player such as him. Nevertheless, he will be the one to choose whether or not he will participate in the game. Everyone needs to show him respect and work in accordance with his choice.