Bangladeshi cricketer Mohammad Sharif decided to retire from all forms of cricket after he had spent 20 years of his life with the sport.
Mohammad Sharif is a right-arm pace bowler from Bangladesh who had last played for the national team in 2007. After spending 20 years of his life with cricket, Sharif decided to retire from all forms of cricket for good.
Sharif had his ODI and Test debut in 2001 where he was still 17 years old. He was off to a great start but somehow, his career had been filled with injuries which caused him to lose his spot in 2002 and in the 2003 World Cup. After some time, he was able to get back to the sport. The last game that he had played with the national team took place in 2007.
Aside from playing with the Tigers, Sharif also played first-class cricket. He took a total of 393 wickets in the said format of the game which had served to be the highest of any Bangladeshi player. Aside from that, he also appeared in 132 Test matches which was also record-breaking for a Bangladesh pace bowler.
‘I have decided to quit from all form of cricket though I feel I could have played for another two years. I am looking forward to work with BCB in the coming days if there is a possibility as I want to share the experience that I have gathered during this long journey’, Sharif said.
‘Everyone bids their farewell with a pain in their heart. I also have those sorts of despair, like if I had seven more wickets then I could have become the first pace bowler to pick 400 wickets in first-class cricket’, he added.
Sharif had a record of 15 five-wicket hauls, a total score of 3,222, as well as one century and 10 fifties in first-class cricket. He also played for 29 international matches, 10 Tests, and nine ODIs for the Tigers. To know more about the different formats of cricket, visit Betwala.
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