Suresh Raina follows Dhoni, retires from International Cricket

Suresh Raina

New Delhi (NVI): Suresh Raina, today, joined MS Dhoni in formally announcing his retirement from all international cricket.

Raina also took to social media to announce his retirement like MS Dhoni.

“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!”, he wrote on the social media platform, Instagram.

The 33-year-old is among the few who scored centuries across formats having played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals with nearly 8,000 international runs.

His best moment was a crucial unbeaten knock in a tricky World Cup quarter-final against Australia during the triumphant 2011 campaign.

He made his international debut against Sri Lanka in 2005. Five years later, he made his Test debut against the same side and scored a century in his first outing.

A member of 2011 World Cup-winning team, Raina was also part of the Dhoni-led side that won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. He kept his place for the 2015 World Cup but became an irregular member of the side following that.

However, Suresh Raina will continue to be a part of Indian Premier League (IPL).

-CHK