Suresh Raina Follows MS Dhoni And Announces Retirement
By CricShots - Aug 15, 2020 9:35 pm
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Former Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina has announced his retirement from international cricket as he followed the footsteps of MS Dhoni, who also announced retirement on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence day. Raina maide his international debut way back in 2007.

Suresh Raina

On Saturday, a few minutes after his team-mate Dhoni decided to call it quits from international cricket, Raina took to Instagram, saying: โ€œIt was nothing but lovely playing with you, @mahi7781. With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in your journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind.โ€

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The Chennai Super Kings’ duo, though, is expected to be playing together for the Chennai Super Kings, in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, for which both of them arrived in Chennai for a training camp ahead of the team’s departure for UAE.

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It was nothing but lovely playing with you, @mahi7781 . With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

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In his 13 years of illustrious international career, Raina featured in Indiaโ€™s 2011 World Cup-winning squad, and he played 18 Tests and 226 ODIs, apart from playing 78 T20Is for India. In all those formats, he scored 768, 5615, and 1605 runs respectively, he also becomes the only batsman to score hundreds in all three formats of international cricket.ย 

Suresh Raina featured in India’s 2004 Under-19 World Cup side as he made his international debut at the age of 19, in July 2005, against Sri Lanka, though he had to wait five more years for making Test debut, where he scored a century on debut.ย 

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A southpaw and an occasional off-spinner, Raina has often been termed as one of the best fielders of international cricket and as the stand-in captain, Raina led India to a 3-2 victory in the ODI series in West Indies. He also led an inexperienced Indian side to a 2-0 victory over Bangladesh in 2014, with all the seniors rested.

Here is how Twitterati reacted to his retirement: