“Thank You Legend”- Here’s how fans reacted to retirement of Suresh Raina

One of the best Indian middle-order batters, who always performed at the opportunity he got, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. On Tuesday, the former Indian batter, Suresh Raina, announced that he would not take part in any form of cricket as he announced his retirement.

Unfortunately, Raina has already announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020. He took that decision soon after the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni retired from international cricket. However, on Tuesday, the former batsman took to Twitter and posted his retirement message.

He will not play in the IPL or in any domestic competition. Raina was an integral part of the 2011 ODI World Cup win under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. He thanked the BCCI, Uttar Pradesh cricket board, CSK, and Rajeev Shukla and tweeted,

“It has been an absolute honour to represent my country & state UP. I would like to announce my retirement from all formats of Cricket. I would like to thank @BCCI, @UPCACricket, @ChennaiIPL, @ShuklaRajiv sir & all my fans for their support and unwavering faith in my abilities.”

The 35-year-old made his debut for India in July 2005 in an ODI match against Sri Lanka. He made his test debut in July 2010 against Sri Lanka and scored a century in his first test. He has played 18 tests and scored 768 runs, with one century and seven half-centuries and 13 wickets as well.

In ODIs, he has scored 5615 runs in 226 matches with five centuries, 36 fifties and 36 wickets with the ball. He has also scored 1604 runs in 78 T20Is with one century and five fifties. Raina was also one of the leading run-scorers in the IPL. He scored 5528 runs in 205 IPL matches, with one century and 39 half-centuries.

Twitter reacts on the retirement of Suresh Raina

Despite the fact that he scored the most runs and fifties for CSK in IPL history, the franchise didn’t bid for him in the 2022 auction. Thus, he went unsold. However, the 35-year-old earlier revealed his plans and said that he is looking to play cricket for at least the next 2-3 years.

In an interview with Dainik Jagran, he said, “I want to continue playing cricket for 2–3 years and will play in the Road Safety Series. “T20 franchises from South Africa, Sri Lanka, and UAE have contacted me, but I am yet to take any decision.”


When did Suresh Raina retire from International Cricket?

Raina has already announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020

Why is Suresh Raina called “Mr. IPL”?

Raina holds many IPL records and because of his consistency he is known as “Mr. IPL”.

Who bought Suresh Raina in the IPL 2022?

Raina went unsold in the IPL 2022 auction, even the Chennai Super Kings didn’t make a bid for him.

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