Minutes after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket, out-of-favour India batsman Suresh Raina also called time on his career. Raina will however continue to be an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise. The top-order batsman followed the path which MS Dhoni chose as he also announced his retirement on Instagram.
“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!,” Suresh Raina said.
Raina had been far from contention to play for the Indian cricket team. He made his last international appearance in 2018 during India’s tour of England and since then has been out-of-favour of the side.
Raina batted at No.3 Or the fourth spot in his career which now belongs to Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer in the recent scheme of things as far as the limited-overs is concerned. Thus he had no chance for a comeback.
Raina retired with an average of 25 in Tests, 35 in ODIs and nearly 30 in the shortest format of the game.