Bangladesh pacemaker Mohammad Sharif withdraws from all forms of cricket

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh pacemaker Mohammad Sharif, who last played an international match in 2007, announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket on Saturday, ending an illustrious 20-year domestic career.

The right bowler made his debut against Zimbabwe in an ODI match in 2001. He then played nine games of over 50 for the country and climbed 10 wickets.

Sharif received his first test call against the same opponent in the same year. He has appeared in 10 tests and collected 14 wickets.

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After a decent start to his international career, he was plagued with injuries and lost his place in the side in 2002, and also shortly after the 2003 World Cup due to a series of operations he underwent in India and Australia.

He played his last international match against Sri Lanka in 2007 in Colombo.

The 34-year-old had an amazing record in first-class Cricket . In 132 matches, he has bagged 393 wickets with an average of 28.03 including 15 five-wicket hauls.