Suresh Raina shocked one and all when he decided to follow the path chosen by his friend, the legendary MS Dhoni, by announcing his retirement from international cricket at the age of 33.
And, just like all of us, Yuvraj Singh, former Indian swashbuckling middle-order batsman, also feels that the southpaw still had a lot to offer to Indian cricket.
“Suresh boy! I thought you had a bit more in you! Yuvraj Singh wrote on Twitter.
Yuvraj Singh further went on to laud Suresh Raina for the uncountable important innings that he played for his team in white-ball cricket.
He also went on to reminisce about their match-winning partnership against Australia in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinal, where Raina played a perfect foil to Yuvraj.
Yuvraj Singh reminisces his match-winning partnership with Suresh Raina in the 2011 WC QF
Suresh Raina scored a crucial 28-ball 34, an innings which included two fours and done six, and along with Yuvraj took India past the finishing line.
” But nevertheless you have played some really important innings in crucial times for India, especially our epic partnership against Australia in the WC quarterfinals! Go well buddy, have a great IPL ahead 👍🏻 @ImRaina”- Yuvrraj Singh added.
If Raina played the role of the supporting cast to perfection in the quarter-finals, he went one step ahead in the semis, taking over the role of the sheet anchor to lift India from a precarious 7-205 to an eventually match-winning total of 260.
Overall, Suresh Raina, who also happens to be India’s first-ever T20I centurion, represented India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs, and 78 T20Is, scoring 768, 5615 and 1604 runs respectively.
Here’s what Yuvraj Singh tweeted-
Suresh boy! I thought you had a bit more in you! But nevertheless you have played some really important innings in crucial times for India, specially our epic partnership against Australia in the WC quarterfinals! Go well buddy, have a great IPL ahead 👍🏻 @ImRaina pic.twitter.com/fF4mMXpEjN
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 16, 2020