Just a couple of minutes after World’s Best Cricket Player MS Dhoni introduced his retirement, Top senior Indian cricketer Suresh Raina additionally introduced retirement from worldwide cricket. Raina additionally took to social media to announce his retirement like Dhoni. He is at present in Chennai together with Dhoni to take part in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coaching camp for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
“It was nothing but lovely playing with you. With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you on this journey. Thank you, India. Jai Hind,” Raina wrote on Instagram the place he posted a picture of his CSK group.
Raina hasn’t performed aggressive cricket for a yr now. He was dominated out of motion after the ultimate of IPL 2019 because of knee harm. Raina underwent a surgical procedure final yr and was confirmed to overlook the 2019/20 home season. He had joined CSK’s coaching camp in March earlier than it was canceled. He was one of many first cricketers who resumed the out of doors coaching a couple of months again.
Once a daily member of the group, Raina had made his worldwide debut in opposition to Sri Lanka in 2005. Five years later, he made his Test debut in opposition to the identical facet and scored a century in his first outing. A member of the 2011 World Cup-winning group, Raina was additionally a part of the Dhoni-led facet that received the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. He saved his place for the 2015 World Cup however grew to become an irregular member of the facet following that.
Raina was away from the ODI group from late 2016 to 2018. He saved his place within the T20I facet however was dropped after the UK tour in 2018.
The left-handed batsman did make an impactful debut in Test cricket however solely managed to play 18 Test matches. He scored 768 runs in 31 innings at 26.48, which included one century and 7 half-centuries.
In ODIs, Raina scored 5615 runs in 226 ODIs whereas in 78 T20Is, he scored 1605 runs at 29.18. Dhoni’s deputy at Chennai Super Kings, Raina will proceed to play the Indian Premier League.