DHAKA: Tamim Iqbal has called time on his T20 international career after he had taken a break from the shorter format in January this year.
Bangladesh opener Tamim announced his retirement from T20Is on his official Facebook page.
“Consider me retired from T20 internationals from today. Thanks, everyone.” he wrote in Bangla in a Facebook post on Sunday.
The announcement puts an end to speculation over the last few weeks about his return to the T20 format after he took a six months break from the T20Is.
“My full focus will be on Tests and ODIs,” he announced in January this year. “We are preparing for the World Test Championship and qualification for the 2023 World Cup. I will not be thinking about T20Is in the next six months.”
Tamim was an integral part of the Bangaladesh T20I side as he appeared in 75 matches for his team scoring 1701 runs at an average of 24.65. He remains the only centurion for Bangladesh in the shorter format besides he also scored seven half-centuries during his T20I career.