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.
Bangladeshi cricket team captain Mashrafe Mortaza has announced his retirement from T20 Internationals. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/22BDyhquPq— ANI (@ANI_news) April 4, 2017
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.