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Mashrafe Mortaza to retire from T20 internationals after Sri Lanka series

Bangladesh's Limited Over Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza Announced His Retirement From T20 Internationals During The Toss Of The First T20I Between Sri Lanka And Bangladesh In Colombo.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 04 Apr 2017, 07:06:55 PM
Mashrafe Mortaza - File Photo (getty)

New Delhi:

Bangladesh's limited over skipper Mashrafe Mortaza announced his retirement from T20 internationals during the toss of the first T20I between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Colombo. Mashrafe said that the current series would be his last of his career in the shortest format of the game.

Mashrafe captained Bangladesh in the most number of T20Is, winning nine of the 26 matches. He played 52 games before Tuesday's match, having taken 39 wickets at 37.56.

He had taken one four-wicket haul in the format, against Ireland in Belfast in 2012. He was also a handy bat down the order, having struck 23 sixes in 37 innings.

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First Published : 04 Apr 2017, 06:57:00 PM