Cricket followers all over the world had been left is disbelief on August 15, 2020 as former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni introduced his worldwide retirement. The wicketkeeper-batter, who made his worldwide debut in 2004, led Workforce India to 3 main ICC trophies like 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup, and 2013 Champions Trophy. Because the followers had been making an attempt to deal with the shock of Dhoni’s sudden retirement, they had been bombarded with the information of Suresh Raina’s resolution to name it quits as effectively. The previous India batter, who had shared house with Dhoni, not solely within the Indian camp but in addition for Chennai Tremendous Kings within the IPL, referred to as time on his worldwide profession simply half-hour after Dhoni hung his boots.
Raina was 32 years previous when he introduced his retirement and had performed his final recreation for India in an ODI towards England in 2018. Just lately in an interview, Raina defined his retirement resolution, which got here instantly after Dhoni’s.
“We performed so many matches collectively. I used to be lucky to play with him for India, and with CSK. We acquired loads of love. I’ve come from Ghaziabad, Dhoni from Ranchi. I performed for MS Dhoni, then I performed for the nation. That is the connection. We have performed so many finals, we gained the World Cup. He is a terrific chief and a terrific human being,” said Raina on Sports Tak.
Raina was a vital a part of the workforce that gained the 2011 ODI World Cup in India, and has scored 5,615 runs from 226 video games within the 50-over format and 1,605 runs within the T20I format whereas donning the nationwide colors.
Other than this, Raina has scored 5,528 runs within the IPL and performed for the Chennai Tremendous Kings, has additionally captained the Gujarat Lions in 2016-2017, scoring loads of runs for them too. Raina, who is named ‘Mr IPL’, has scored probably the most runs as a batter for the CSK franchise within the historical past of the event.
He performed his final match in IPL 2021 as he went unsold within the IPL 2022 mega auctions, after which he took retirement from the T20 league as effectively.
(With ANI Inputs)
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