[caption id="attachment_761844" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/rajin-saleh.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-761844" alt="rajin saleh" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/rajin-saleh.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Rajin Saleh (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Rajin Saleh will play his final professional match at the ongoing National Cricket League (NCL), Bangladesh's domestic first-class competition, following which he will retire from all forms. <p></p> <p></p>Saleh, who made his international debut in 2003, made the announcement on Day 1 of Bangladesh's first Test against Zimbabwe being underway at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium from Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Saleh, a right-handed batsman, played 24 Tests and 43 ODIs between 2003 and 2008. <p></p> <p></p>"I would like to thank my Almighty first. Thanks to his blessings I could play cricket for 22 years. You know that I have played for Bangladesh for six years. I will play my last match on 5th of this month in an NCL game and after that I will retire,' Rajin told reporters at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>He continued "I would like to thank the media without whom I could not have become Rajin Saleh... You have made me Rajin Saleh and I am very much grateful to you all. My family was always with me along. I seek all of your prayers." <p></p> <p></p>Saleh's first foray in international cricket came when Bangladesh made their Test debut against India in 2000. He came in as a substitute fielder, claiming two catches including that of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. <p></p> <p></p>"I think this is the right time," Rajin was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. "I want to give back to cricket in the Sylhet region. I want to produce more batsmen. A second generation of batsmen hasn't developed after myself, Alok (Kapali) and (Imtiaz Hossain) Tanna. We have a number of good pace bowlers like (Abu Jayed) Rahi and Khaled (Ahmed), but we need to produce more batsmen for Bangladesh team." <p></p> <p></p>In Tests, Saleh scored 1141 runs at 25.93 with seven half-centuries. He also captained Bangladesh in ODIs in which he scored 1005 runs including a century and six fifties.