Cricketer Suresh Raina has retired from international cricket. He declares his retirement after Dhoni’s retirement. In fact, he gave this message by sharing a picture with Dhoni on Instagram. Raina wrote, ‘Proudly becoming a companion in your (Mahi) journey’.
The day of 15th August has brought two bad news for Indian cricket fans. Just after former Indian captain MS Dhoni announced his retirement; Raina has also declared his retirement. Raina posted a photo of himself with Dhoni via his Instagram post, saying, ‘It was a stunning experience to play with you Mahi. I will be your partner in this journey with pride. Thank you India. Jai Hind!’
Raina becomes ‘companion’ in Dhoni’s retirement journey
In fact, the great cricketer of Indian cricket history, MS Dhoni, had announced his retirement from international cricket at 7 pm on Saturday evening. Through his Instagram post, Suresh Raina speaks of becoming a partner through Dhoni’s retirement journey.
Raina’s Cricket Career
However, he did not get more chances in Test match cricket. But in ODI cricket he has taken a vast amount of effort. He scored 768 runs in 19 Test matches he played at an average of 26.18. He also played 226 matches in ODIs and scored 5,615 runs at an average of 35.31. In ODIs, Raina scored five centuries and 36 half-centuries. Raina also has a superb track record in 1st class cricket. He scored 6871 runs in 109 first-class matches, at an average of 42.15. In fact, he also scored 14 centuries and 45 half-centuries in those 109 matches. Raina is a very robust fielder on the ground. In fact, he has 167 catches with his name in international cricket. He is an also a handy part time bowler. Raina took 62 wickets in his career with his off-spin bowling.
Often serving also as a stand-in captain, Raina led India to a 3-2 win in the ODI series in West Indies, shortly just after 2011 World Cup, with Dhoni resting for the series and the appointed captain, Gautam Gambhir, ruled out with injury. He also led a youthful Indian side to a 2014 2-0 victory over Bangladesh with all the seniors resting.
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