After MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina announces retirement from international cricket

Bhubaneswar : Team India all-rounder Suresh Raina on Saturday  joined MS Dhoni in formally announcing his retirement from all international cricket.

Like Dhoni, Raina also  took the social media to bid adieu to international cricket.

“I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India.” Raina’s post comes minutes after Dhoni announced over Instagram that he’ll not be donning the blue anymore.” read his Instagram post.

Both Dhoni and his Chennai Super Kings teammate Raina arrived in Chennai on Friday for a short training camp ahead of the IPL 2020 in UAE.

Most of Raina’s international appearances came under Dhoni’s captaincy. He scored 5,615 runs in 226 ODI matches, which included five centuries and 1,605 runs, including one century in 78 T20Is. He was the first Indian player to score a century in T20I cricket and the first from the country to score a century in all three formats of the game.

Although he scored a hundred on Test debut, Raina managed to play only 18 games in the longest format and scored 768 runs. His century on debut was also his only ton in the longest format of the game.

Raina was part of the Indian teams that won the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy, both under the captaincy of Dhoni.

Former Team India captain Dhoni had earlier posted a video montage with photographs at various points of his illustrious international career on his Instagram account. “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired (sic),” Dhoni wrote in his caption.

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