CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan and Suresh Raina. PC- Twitter
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan and Suresh Raina. PC- Twitter

Last Update on: September 6th, 2022 at 05:13 pm

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Viswanathan has wished Suresh Raina all the luck after he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on September 6, 2022, via Twitter. Raina retired from international cricket on August 15, 2020.

In a 13-year international career, Raina played for India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs, and 78 T20Is. He also had the honor of momentarily leading the group as captain. For India, Raina scored 5615 runs in 226 ODIs and 1605 runs in 78 T20Is.

Raina, who hit a century on his Tests debut, was the first Indian to score hundreds in all three of the formats of the game.

In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he is one of the top run-getters. In 205 IPL matches, Raina made 5528 runs with one century and 39 fifties at an average of 32.52 and strike rate of 136.76. He hit 203 sixes and 506 fours in the tournament and took 108 catches as well.

Suresh Raina, Indian Premier League
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Taking to Twitter to announce his retirement, Raina 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.

“Suresh Raina Told Us Two Days Back About His Decision”: CSK CEO

Talking about the news of the retirement of Suresh Raina, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan revealed that the cricketer had informed him in advance that he will no longer play in the IPL. He also said that the franchise wished him all the luck in the world and respected his decision.

Suresh Raina. Photo- Getty
Suresh Raina. Photo- Getty

“Suresh Raina told us two days back about his decision that he is leaving IPL and we respect his decision and wish him luck. He is an integral part of CSK ever as he has done a lot for CSK till ten years, wish him luck for future,” Kasi Vishwanathan, CEO of Chennai Super Kings told ANI.

Apart from the CSK franchise, Raina played for and captained the short-lived Gujarat Lions team as well in the IPL in 2016 and 2017.

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