Minutes after the long-lasting Mahendra Singh Dhoni introduced his worldwide retirement on August 15, 33-year-old Raina adopted his mentor in doing the identical, stunning many.
“Attacking left-hand batsman Suresh Raina officially communicated to BCCI on Sunday (August 16) about his decision to retire from international cricket,” mentioned the BCCI in an announcement.
The typical norm is gamers informing the BCCI earlier than saying retirement.
Raina represented India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is in a global profession spanning 13 years. He additionally had the honour of captaining the group briefly.
“Under his captaincy, India registered a 3-2 series victory in West Indies and a 2-0 win over Bangladesh in ODIs and a 2-0 T20 International series win in Zimbabwe,” the assertion added.
Raina, who scored a century on debut in Tests, can be the primary Indian to slam a whole bunch in all three codecs of the sport and his centuries had been scored outdoors India.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly paid a glowing tribute to a fellow southpaw.
“Suresh Raina has been one of the key performers in limited overs cricket for India. Coming lower down the order and playing some of the match-winning knocks requires a lot of skill and talent,” Ganguly said.
“He along with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni formed a solid middle order for India in ODIs. I wish him and his family all the very best,” he added.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah echoed the sentiment.
“Suresh Raina has been arguably one of many most interesting T20 batsmen. A stay wire on the sphere, Raina’s prowess as a left-handed batsman was exhibited all through his cricketing profession.
“An enormous match participant, Raina’s cameo towards Australia within the quarterfinal within the 2011 World Cup was a sworn statement to his glittering profession that adopted. I want him all the perfect within the second innings of his profession,” mentioned Shah.
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