August 15 brought two disappointing news for Indian Cricket fans. Suresh Raina also announced his retirement after former Indian Captain M.S Dhoni announced his retirement. Raina announced about this by posting a post on his Instagram account.
In his Instagram post, Raina shared picture of himself with Dhoni, writing ‘It was nothing but lovely playing with you, Mahi. With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in the journey. Thank you, India. Jai Hind’.
Raina became ‘partner’ in Dhoni’s journey of retirement
In fact, the legendary cricketer of Indian Cricket history M.S Dhoni had announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday evening. Raina talks about becoming a partner in the journey of retirement with Mahi.
Shares a video on Instagram
Pens down about his long journey with a video. A day after, Raina announced his retirement, he writes Cricket runs through my veins, filled with mixed emotions upon retiring.
Raina’s great performances in ODI’s & first-class cricket
Raina did not get much chance in Test matches. But he made a lot of efforts in One Day International (ODI) cricket. Raina scored 768 runs in 19 matches at an average of 26.18. He played 226 matches in ODI’s & scored 5,615 runs at an average of 35.31. Raina scored 5 centuries & 36 half-centuries in ODI’s. He also has a great track record in the first-class cricket. In 109 first class matches, he scored 6871 runs at an average of 42.15. He also scored 14 centuries & 45 half-centuries in 109 matches.
Undoubtedly one of the best duos of Indian Cricket, bids adieu to the international Cricket.