Former Bangladesh paceman Nazmul Hossain, who acted as assistant coach to Legends of Rupganj rather than participate in this Dhaka Premier League (DPL) season, announced his retirement from cricket yesterday. After making his debut for the Bangladesh national team during the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy, the 31-year-old played a total of 38 ODIs and two Tests for the Tigers. Nazmul last featured for Bangladesh in March 2012 while his last match in any form of cricket was for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the previous DPL season.
Although blighted by injuries, Nazmul said he was satisfied with his career. “I count myself very lucky to have played with the likes of Akram [Khan], Sujon [Khaled Mahmud], Sumon [Habibul Bashar], who are leaders. I also shared dressing rooms with Mashrafe [Bin Mortaza] bhai and Shakib [Al Hasan],” he said. “Overall I think got more back from cricket than I lost.”
Nazmul added that his fondest memories were playing in Bangladesh’s first win against India and other formidable teams.
“When Bangladesh won their first-ever match against India, I was there. Also when we beat Australia and Sri Lanka. It was not that long of a career but there were many achievements.”