Goodbye silent killer Mahmudullah Riad : Dibakar Biswas

Dibakar Biswas, special correspondent: ” Although I am retiring from Tests I will still be playing ODIS and T20 internationals and really looking forward to continue giving my best for my country in white ball cricket “.

Finally Bangladesh all rounder Mahmudullah Riad has announced his officially retirement from Tests cricket after a 12 year career. Bangladesh cricket Board confirmed in a media release today.

Actually he announced his retirement more than four months ago when he was palying his last Test against Zimbabwe at Harare. He was waiting for an official clearance from the Bcb on the retirement particularly from President Nazmul Hasan which has been granted today.

He started his career as a bowler and then converted into a batsm an who could bowl handy off breaks. Riad made his test debut on 9 July 2009 against West Indies and made a remarkable start to his career in whites.

He failed with the bat but produced the best bowling figures for a Bangladeshi on Debut. He scored 9 and 8 run with the bat in that match although he took 3 and 5 wickets in two innings and played a vital role to clinch victory for Bangladesh by 95 runs. The match figures remain his best till date.

He scored 2914 runs at an average of 33.49 and took 43 wickets in this format. He has captained Bangladesh in six test matches.

Riad has palyed an important role in the field of Bangladesh cricket. Though he got dropped from test format but he returned after around 17 months scoring an unbeaten 150.

The 35 year old player played his 50th and last TesT against Zimbabwe in July this year. In his last innings he made an unbeaten 150, his fifth hundred in Tests and bacame the player of the match.

Actually Mahmudullah Riad is well known as silent Killer in the cricket area. He will remain ever fresh for his contribution in tests cricket.Happy retirement the silent killer.

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