Mahmudullah Riyad, fondly known as the “silent killer” of the Bangladesh cricket team, was not included in the squad for the Asia Cup, but he now has a chance to make a comeback to the national team with the upcoming series against New Zealand. Mahmudullah Riyad, the renowned silent contributor for the Bangladesh team, is eager to seize this opportunity. After a prolonged absence from the team, he recently achieved a significant milestone, becoming the fourth Bangladeshi player to score 10,000 international runs. This accomplishment was realized during the second ODI match of the series against New Zealand.
Before the commencement of the series against the Kiwis, Riyad had amassed 4,950 ODI runs. His international career appeared to have reached its conclusion. However, due to Afif-Shamim’s underwhelming performance in the Asia Cup, Riyad earned a place back in the national team. If he had managed to score 50 runs in the recent match, he would have reached the 5,000-run mark in ODIs. Unfortunately, the experienced batsman fell short by just one run, getting dismissed for 49 runs.
Prior to stepping up to bat in the second match of the series, his run tally across all three formats stood at 9,986. Riyad accomplished the milestone of 10,000 runs in international cricket by adding 14 runs to his total against the Black Caps.
He has contributed 2,914 runs to the country’s tally in Test cricket and 2,122 runs in the T20 format. Prior to him, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Shakib Al Hasan had also achieved the distinction of scoring 10,000 runs in international cricket for the country.