MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina have announced their retirements from international cricket with immediate effect.
Both posted messages on Instagram with Dhoni posting an emotional video collage of his journey as Indian cricketer and Suresh Raina as well posted on his Instagram that he is joining Dhoni in international retirement.
Both were part of India’s 2011 World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy victories and play for Chennai Super Kings together in the IPL.
MS Dhoni made his India debut in 2004 against Bangladesh in an ODI and Test debut came against Sri Lanka in 2005. He played a total of 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20I matches making 4876 Test, 10773 ODI, and 1617 T20I runs with a total of 16 centuries to his name. His best Test score was 224 agaisnt Australia and highest ODI score was 183* against Sri Lanka.
Suresh Raina made his India debut in 2005 and Test debut in 2010. He played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is for India. His last game for India came in 2019. He made 5615 ODI, 768 Tests and 1605 T20I runs with total of 7 centuries. He was the first Indian to score centuries in all three international formats.
Both MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina share a special friendship and it shows that both retired on the same day.