MS Dhoni Retires From International Cricket, Suresh Raina Joins Him
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Saturday, announced his retirement from international cricket to put an end to almost 16-year golden span. In a post on Instagram on Saturday, Dhoni wrote: “Thanks. Thanks for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired”
Joining his journey of retirement, Suresh Raina also announced his retirement by writing on Instagram, “I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India.” Raina’s post comes minutes after Dhoni announced over Instagram that he’s calling it quits from international cricket.
Dhoni retires as Indian cricket’s most successful captain in limited-over internationals, having won three ICC trophies – 2007 T20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Dhoni, however, will play for the Chennai Super Kings in the 13th edition of the IPL. And team CEO is Kasi Viswanath had recently said that he will continue playing till 2022.
Jay Shah, honorary secretary, BCCI, said, “MS Dhoni is one of the greats of the modern era. I understand it’s a personal decision and we respect that”.
On the other hand, Raina is also the first Indian batsman to register centuries in all three formats of the game.
The 33-year-old has played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs, and 78 T20Is for India. Raina also cemented his place as one of the best fielders ever to play the game for India.