- Raina, 6 years younger than Dhoni, wrote- Mahi, I want to walk with you even in the journey ahead
- Raina played 226 ODIs, 18 Tests and 78 T20s in a 15-year international cricket career.
MS Dhoni Suresh Raina Announced Retirement: Along with former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, veteran Indian batsman Suresh Raina has also said goodbye to international cricket. The Uttar Pradesh cricketer has earned a lot of name in international cricket. Raina, who made his debut in ODI international cricket in 2005, has been in the news for his batting, improvisational spin bowling and his great fielding in the middle order. Raina has played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals for India. Meanwhile, he has scored more than 7000 runs in international cricket.
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Suresh Raina scored 768 runs in Test cricket. It included a century and 7 half-centuries. Raina has 5615 runs in ODIs, including 5 centuries and 36 half-centuries. Raina’s best score in ODIs was 116 not out. Raina has scored a total of 1605 runs in 78 T20s, including one century and five half-centuries.
Were out of the team for a long time
Raina was running out of Team India for a long time. He did not play any international match after the Leeds ODI against England on 17 July 2018. Although he was considering the IPL as a way to return to Team India, but before the start of the IPL, he retired from all formats. The IPL will be held in the UAE from 19 September to 10 November.
Raina and Dhoni play same team Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Raina is one of Dhoni’s closest friends. He has been playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), captained by Dhoni in the IPL since the beginning. Raina has scored 5368 runs in 193 matches of IPL. His name is also a century.
Raina will also be seen playing for CSK under the captaincy of Dhoni in the IPL. Due to Corona, this time IPL is to be held in UAE from 19 September to 10 November. For this, CSK team will leave for UAE on 21 August. Currently, all the players including Raina and Dhoni have joined the training camp at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.