A day after announcing his retirement from international cricket, Suresh Raina, on Sunday, posted an emotional statement on his social media accounts. The former India batsman brought down curtains on his international career on Saturday. His decision came just minutes after MS Dhoni hanged his boots in international cricket.
Just like Dhoni, Suresh Raina also announced his retirement on Instagram, writing:“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!”
Suresh Raina played for India for 13 years. Having made his debut in 2005, he played his last game for India in 2018. During his time in international cricket, he became the first Indian to score a T20I century and, with it, the first from the country to register hundreds in all three formats of international cricket.
Known for his exploits in limited-overs cricket, he also represented India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is, scoring 768, 5615 and 1605 runs respectively. The southpaw also has 36 ODI wickets to his name and 13 each in Tests and T20Is. He was a part of the team that won the World Cup in 2011.
Here is Suresh Raina’s full statement:
In his statement, Suresh Raina spoke about his love for the game, saying that cricket runs through his veins. He thanked his family, his teammates, coaches and fans for their support throughout his career.
We Will Miss You A Lot Raina
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