Suresh Raina announced his retirement from international cricket, following in the footsteps of his favourite captain and mentor Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Raina was one of Dhoni’s trusted lieutenants during his reign as India’s captain.
The left handed batsman was part of the team that won the 2011 ICC World Cup. He played a pivotal role in India’s triumph in the tournament, playing crucial knocks in the knock-out matches against Australia and Pakistan.
Raina’s message came minutes after Dhoni told his millions of fans “consider me retired” on his Instagram page. “It was nothing but lovely playing with you, @mahi7781 . With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind,” Raina posted on his Instagram page.
The 33-year-old is among the few who scored centuries across formats having played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals with nearly 8000 international runs.