Bright Suresh Raina on 15th August 2020 announced his retirement from International Cricket.August 16, 2020
Left-handed batsman Suresh Raina on Saturday. 15th August 2020 announced his retirement from international cricket.
“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.
Instagram post of Suresh Raina: https://www.instagram.com/p/CD6d3QChY-V/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Raina’s announcement came minutes after MS Dhoni decision to bid goodbye to international cricket.
The 33-year-old is among the few who scored centuries across formats having played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals with nearly 8000 international runs.
Suresh Raina was from the dusty lanes of Ghaziabad among India’s finest in the shorter versions of the game with his dare, flair and penchant for opening up the field.
Raina’s best moment was a crucial unbeaten knock in a tricky World Cup quarter-final against Australia during the triumphant 2011 campaign.
Raina made his ODI debut in July 2005 against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. However, his Test debut came about five years later, in July 2010, against the same opposition. He scored a hundred on his Test debut. He was a part of the Indian squad that won the 2011 Cricket World Cup
Suresh Raina Achievements are:
- He is the third batsman in the world and first Indian to hit a T20I century.
- Raina was the first ever batsman to score a T20I century when batting at number 3 position or lower as well as in World T20 history as he did it in the 2010 ICC World T20.
- He is the first Indian batsman to score centuries in all the three formats of the game.
- He was the twelfth Indian player to score test century on debut.
- He is the only Indian to score centuries in both T20I and ODI World Cup.
- He is the First Indian player to score 6000 as well as 8000 runs in Twenty20 career.