Rubel Hussain  |  Photo Credits: AP, File Image
- Rubel Hossain retires from Tests
- Rubel played 27 Tests for Bangladesh
- He made his Test debut in the year 2009.
Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain announced his retirement from Test cricket on Monday. He gave information about this by sharing the post on Facebook. Rubel, 32, said he took the decision to retire from Tests to give the youngsters more opportunities to represent Bangladesh. Let us tell you that Rubel made his Test debut in the year 2009. He played a total of 27 Tests and took 36 wickets. His best performance was 5 wickets for 166 runs.
‘This is a big achievement for me’
Rubel wrote on his Facebook account, ‘Assalamu Alaikum. I wanted to tell you something. I have officially submitted a letter to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and have decided to retire from Test cricket. The fast bowler said, ‘I got the opportunity to play 27 Tests for Bangladesh, which is a big achievement for me. I am grateful to all those who helped me during my journey in red ball cricket. I hope to get your support in the coming days also.
However, Rubel has made it clear that he will continue to represent Bangladesh in limited overs cricket. “I have retired from Test cricket, but I am confident that I still have a lot of cricket left in me and will be able to contribute in One-Day-T20 Internationals for Bangladesh,” he said. He also revealed that he will continue to play in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as well as other white-ball tournaments.
‘Pray for me so that I can give you…’
Rubel said, ‘I will continue to play in DPL, BPL besides other white-ball tournaments. Pray for me so that I can show you some amazing white ball formats. Significantly, Rubel has played 104 ODIs and 28 T20 Internationals for Bangladesh, in which he has taken 129 and 28 wickets respectively. He has been out of the limited overs format for a long time. He played the last ODI for Bangladesh in March 2021 and the last T20 in April 2021.
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