Mushfiqur Rahim played his last match in the Asia Cup 2022. Let us tell you that the performance of Bangladesh team was very disappointing in T20 Asia Cup. The team had to be out of the group stage itself.
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New Delhi: Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has announced his retirement from T20 International cricket. He played his last match in the Asia Cup 2022. Let us tell you that the performance of Bangladesh team was very disappointing in T20 Asia Cup. The team had to be out of the group stage itself. After this poor performance of the team, Mushfiqur Rahim also made up his mind to leave the T20 format of cricket.
Bangladesh played two matches in the Asia Cup 2022 and lost both the matches. Afghanistan was defeated in the first match, while in the second it had to be defeated by Sri Lanka. Mushfiqur Rahim’s performance in both those matches was disappointing.
Rahim failed in the group stage of Asia Cup
Mushfiqur Rahim played the last match against Sri Lanka, in which he scored 4 runs in 5 balls. At the same time, in the match against Afghanistan, he scored only 1 run in 4 balls.
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 (@mushfiqur15) September 4, 2022
Bangladeshi wicketkeeper retires from T20Is
Mushfiqur Rahim’s T20 International career has been of 102 matches. He has scored 1500 runs in these matches at an average of 19.48, strike rate of 115.03 and with 6 half-centuries.
Left T20I to focus on ODIs and Tests
Mushfiqur Rahim told in his tweet that even though he is retiring from T20 International, he will continue to play in the franchise league. He also told the reason for pulling out of T20I to focus on ODI and Test cricket. Mushfiqur Rahim has played 236 ODIs and 82 Tests for Bangladesh so far. While he has scored more than 5000 runs in Test cricket, his number of runs in ODIs has reached close to 7 thousand runs.