Mushfiqur Rahim, the former captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team, has decided to retire from international T20. Mahmudullah Riyad, a long-time teammate and another star cricketer with family ties, is heartbroken at his departure.
Mushfiq announced his retirement in a statement on social media Facebook on Sunday afternoon. Mushfiqur had not spoken to anyone from the Bangladesh Cricket Board about his decision before posting this. However, a source close to Mushfiq claimed that he had given the decision by letter.
Although there is no definite information about that letter, it is certain that he did not speak with Mahmudullah. Because after hearing the announcement of Mushfiq’s retirement, like everyone else, Mahmudullah was surprised. The former captain of the Tigers is heartbroken by this decision.
Mahmudullah wrote on his Facebook, ‘Dear Mushfiq, your retirement announcement is a heartbreaking event for me. But congratulations on your achievement and career in T20. Playing international T20 with you is a pleasant experience. Your work style is exemplary for any format.’