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Former Bangladesh opening batsman Shahriar Nafees has said goodbye to professional cricket and taken up a position of the Deputy Manager of the Board's Cricket Management Division in front of the media after a small program arranged by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Cricketers’ Welfare Association jointly at the BCB Headquarters in Mirpur Saturday.
Abdur Razzak also brought the curtain down on his playing career with Nafees as he will be seen in the role of third selector along with chief selectors Minhazul Abedin Nannu and Habibul Bashar.
Nafees said that it feels a bit weird knowing that he will never play an official game ever again but glad to grab the opportunity to be with Bangladesh Cricket.
"I'm not sad, but the feeling is weird. I guess this was the right time for me. I have always wanted to contribute to cricket after retiring, I'm glad that I got the opportunity," said Nafees during the program.
Nafees become the first ever T20I captain for Bangladesh and scored 25 runs but unfortunately that was his only T20I match. Besides, he has scored 1,267 runs in 24 Tests, while he got 2,201 runs at an average of 31.44 in 75 ODIs. Nafees mentioned that he has no regrets about his international cricket career.
"Had I played a little more international cricket, my statistics would have been better. But I don't judge satisfaction with statistics. I don't think it's possible to get more love than I received over the years from the people and the media. I have no regrets." he added.