Former Indian batsman Suresh Raina has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Now Raina will not be seen even playing IPL and domestic cricket. Raina said goodbye to international cricket along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 15 August 2020. After this his performance in IPL was very disappointing. For this reason, he did not find any buyer in the mega auction of IPL 2022. Now Raina has also said goodbye to IPL and domestic cricket. Suresh Raina is one of the most successful batsmen of IPL and he was also known as Mr IPL. However, later his form deteriorated and Raina was seen struggling in this tournament as well.
Suresh Raina has given information about his retirement on social media. He tweeted and wrote, “It is a matter of pride for me to represent my country and my state Uttar Pradesh. I would like to announce my retirement from all forms of cricket. I wish to BCCI, Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association Chennai Super Kings, Rajeev Shukla Sir and I would like to say thank you to all my fans.”
Chennai Super Kings CEO Kashi Viswanathan has also congratulated him after his retirement from IPL. He wrote, “Suresh Raina told us two days ago about his decision that he is leaving IPL. We respect his decision. Wish him all the best for his future. He is an integral part of Chennai and for 10 years. I have done a lot for Chennai.” The Chennai team also wished Raina, writing “who was there when the glory was inscribed in history! He made it happen! Thanks for everything, Chinna Thala.”
Suresh Raina had said goodbye to international cricket along with his favorite captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Raina had given many reasons behind this. Talking to a media organization, he had said – We had already made a plan to retire on August 15. Dhoni’s jersey number is 7 and mine is 3. Combine this to make 73. On August 15, 2020, India completed 73 years of independence. So there couldn’t have been a better day.
Raina had said – Dhoni started his career on 23 December (2004) against Bangladesh in Chittagong, while I made my debut on 30 July (2005) against Sri Lanka. We both started almost together in international cricket, stayed together at CSK and so now we retire together.
First batsman to score a century for India in all three formats
Raina played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is in his international career. Raina has 768 runs in Tests with a century to his name. In 226 ODIs, Raina scored 5615 runs with the help of five centuries. At the same time, Raina scored 1604 runs for India in 78 T20 matches. It also includes a century. Raina is one of the few batsmen to score a century for India in all three formats.
Many records are registered in the name of Raina in IPL
Suresh Raina has many records in the name of IPL. He scored the most runs in the playoffs (714), the most sixes (40), the most fours (51) the most fifties (7) the fastest half-century (16 balls) and the highest score in the powerplay (87 runs) in the playoff and final matches. also created. He is the only player to have won the player of the match title in the final, qualifier and eliminator match of IPL.
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