Rahim said in his tweet that he was announcing his retirement from the shortest format of the game. He wrote that I would like to announce my retirement from T20 Internationals and focus on the Test and ODI formats of the game.
Mushfiqur Rahim Retirement: After their crushing defeat against Sri Lanka in the last group stage match of Asia Cup, Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has decided to retire from the game in T20 format and focus on Tests and One Day Internationals. (ODI) to focus on. Rahim who is considered one of the legendary players of Bangladesh. He has led Bangladesh to victory in a lost match during his career. He made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe at the Sheikh Abu Nasser Stadium on 28 November 2006.
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Rahim said in his tweet that he was announcing his retirement from the shortest format of the game. He wrote, I will announce my retirement from T20 Internationals and focus on Test and ODI formats of the game. I will be available to play in the franchise league when the opportunity arises. I look forward to proudly representing my country in two formats – MR15.
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The Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman has always been known for his role behind the stumps and he manages to evade the batsmen with great tact and agility. Rahim has decided to improve for ODIs and Tests by ending his innings from T20 matches. With this announcement of Rahim, the journey of 16 years of T20I cricket with the Bangladesh team has come to an end. The Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh team was known as one of the favorites to win the Asia Cup.
Rahim is a very average batsman with the bat but his luck didn’t seem to favor him during Asia Cup 2022. He scored just 5 runs in two matches in the ongoing Asia Cup in United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the two matches he played for Bangladesh, the 35-year-old Bangladesh player could only get one out. In such a situation, seeing his performance, the Bangladesh player has decided to retire from T20.
Rahim made his first international debut when he was handed the Bangladesh Test cap and took the field against England at Lord’s on 26 May 2005. Mushfiqur, suffering an ankle injury, had to wait another year before being recalled. In the squad for his T20I debut against Zimbabwe. Since then, he has been a key figure for Bangladesh in all three formats.