Suresh Raina Announces Retirement from International Cricket
Moments after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket, Suresh Raina joined his former Indian skipper and announces his retirement from international cricket. Raina has represented India in 322 matches, scoring 7998 points in her 13-year Indian career.
The southpaw made his debut for the Indian team in 2005, against Sri Lanka before being part of the World Cup-winning team in 2011. The versatile player started his cricket career in the 50-over format before being part of the Indian team in the T20I format.
However, Raina had to wait five years after his debut before making an appearance in the longest-running format where he only made all 18 appearances. Despite this, in the 50 plus format, Raina scored 5,615 points, averaging 35.31, including his valuable contributions to the 2011 World Cup-winning squad, against Pakistan and Australia. In the 20 on the format, however, the versatile player only played 78 games, where he scored 1605 points.
Raina on Saturday, moments after MS Dhoni announced his retirement on his Instagram account, indicated he would join the former Indian skipper in retirement life. Previously, Raina still hoped to join the T20I team of the Indian team led by Virat Kohli. However, officially, Suresh Raina retires from all formats of international cricket.
“It was nothing but fun playing with you, @ mahi7781. With a heart full of pride, I choose to join you on this journey. Thank you, India. Jai Hind !, ”he posted on Instagram a few minutes after MS Dhoni’s announcement.