After MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina announces retirement

Mumbai: Following the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina too announced his retirement from International Cricket on Saturday.

The southpaw's announcement came just a few minutes after Dhoni wrote 'consider me retired' on his Instagram handle.

Suresh Raina shared a picture from his official Instagram handle with Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Karn Sharma and Monu Singh. While sharing this picture, he wrote, “It was lovely to play with you, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. With all my heartfelt pride, I want to join you on this journey. Thanks india Jai Hind.”

Raina, who made his debut in ODI international cricket in 2005, has been in the news for his batting, improvisational spin bowling and his great fielding in the middle order. Raina has played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals for India. Meanwhile, he has scored more than 7000 runs in international cricket.

Suresh Raina scored 768 runs in Test cricket. It included a century and 7 half-centuries. Raina has 5615 runs in ODIs, including 5 centuries and 36 half-centuries. Raina's best score in ODIs was 116 not out. Raina has scored a total of 1605 runs in 78 T20s, including one century and five half-centuries.

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