Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina has announced his retirement from international cricket, just minutes after former India captain MS Dhoni announced his retirement.
The CSK allrounder, like his captain, made it official in an Instagram post. “It was nothing but lovely playing with you, MS Dhoni. With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind!” the 33-year-old wrote on Instagram while sharing a picture.
Suresh Raina made his ODI debut in 2005 against Sri Lanka. He had scored 5615 runs in 226 ODI matches at an average of 35.3 with 35 fifties and five centuries. His Test debut was in 2010 also against Sri Lanka and scored 768 runs in 18 matches (31 innings) at an average of 26.6.
The left-handed batsman has also represented India in 78 T20Is and scored 1605 runs. He also has 36 ODI wickets to his name and 13 each in Tests and T20Is.
He last played for India in July 2018 and had failed to make it to the squad for the ICC World Cup 2019. Suresh Raina will be playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020, which is scheduled to start from September 19.