Bangladesh’s legendary fast bowler Rubel Hossain retired from Test cricket

Bangladesh’s legendary fast bowler Rubel Hossain retired from Test cricket. Bangladesh’s legendary fast bowler Rubel Hossain has decided to retire from Test cricket. The 32-year-old Rubel clarified that he is giving up red-ball cricket for the national team but will be available to play white-ball (ODIs and T20Is). He announced his retirement on social media. He also said that he is doing this to give opportunities to the youth.

Talking about Rubel Hossain’s Test career, he made his Test debut against the West Indies in 2009. In a career spanning 13 years, Rubel Hussain played 27 Test matches in which he took 36 Test wickets, taking five wickets in an innings once in a Test and this was also his best performance. Rubel played his last Test match against Pakistan in Rawalpindi in 2020.

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Rubel Hossain wrote on his official Facebook account,

“The longer version of cricket plays a big role in strengthening the pipeline of the national team. I think our pipeline will be stronger if young fast bowlers get more opportunities. I have decided to retire from Test cricket to give more opportunities to youngsters in the red ball format. Played 27 Tests for Bangladesh, which is a big achievement for me. I may have retired from Test cricket but I believe I still have a lot to offer for Bangladesh in ODIs and T20Is.

Rubel also said in his statement that he will continue to play limited-overs cricket for Bangladesh in addition to the Bangladesh Premier League. He also added:

“I will continue to play in Dhaka Premier League (DPL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and other white ball tournaments. Please pray for me to do well in white ball format.

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