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Mushfiqur Rahim announces retirement from T20I cricket

Mushfiqur Rahim announces retirement from T20I cricket
Mushfiqur Rahim.(photo:ICC twitter)

Veteran Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim has announced his retirement from T20I cricket, to focus more on his Test and One-day International career. Rahim is also looking to play in various franchise T20 leagues across the globe.

Mushfiqur’s announcement was made on social media after Bangladesh ended their disappointing Asia Cup 2022 cricket campaign in the Group stage, with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan advancing.

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Bangladesh were unable to qualify to the Super Four stage, losing to both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Rahim also had a poor run during the Asia Cup 2022 tournament, scoring only 1 and 4 in both Group B matches.

“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 (Rahim’s twitter handle),” he tweeted.

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The 35-year-old has played a total of 52 Tests, 236 ODIs and over 100 T20Is, scoring more than 13,000 runs across all three formats. However, he has a poor average in T20I cricket, scoring only 1,500 runs at 19.48 in 102 matches of the shortest format.

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