Rubel reveals the reason behind his retirement from Test
Rubel Hossain is one of the star pacers in the history of Bangladesh. At one time he was one of the trusted names of Team Bangladesh. Rubel’s name is included in many achievements in the jersey of the national team. Now that Rubel retired from Test cricket.
He will not be seen even in first class cricket. Rubel has also officially informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) about his decision through a letter.
Rubel himself confirmed this in a message on his official Facebook page. While this 32-year-old pacer said that he has removed himself to give opportunities to youngsters in red ball cricket. However, Rubel said that he will continue to play in all types of white ball cricket, including ODI and T20.
In a Facebook post, Rubel wrote, ”Assalam Alaikum. I wanted to inform you about something. I have officially submitted a letter to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and decided to retire from Test cricket. The longer version of cricket plays a big role in strengthening the national team’s pipeline.
I think our pipeline will strengthen more if the young pacers get more opportunities. In order to provide the youngsters more opportunities in the red-ball format, I have decided to retire from Test cricket. ”
Rubel also wrote, ”I was lucky to able to play 27 Tests for Bangladesh, which is a big achievement for me. Those who have helped me during my journey with the red ball cricket, I am grateful to all of them and I hope I will get your support in the coming days as well.
I have retired from Test cricket, but I believe I still have a lot to give in the ODI and T20I formats for Bangladesh.I will continue playing in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) along with the other white-ball tournaments. Pray for me so that I can gift you colorful dreams in white-ball formats.”
It should be noted that Rubel has played a total of 27 Tests in the country’s jersey. Where this right-handed pacer has taken 36 wickets. He also scored 265 runs with the bat.
Rubel has not been seen wearing Bangladesh jersey in any format in the last 1 year. He last played an ODI last year in New Zealand.