September 30, 2022
Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina retires from “all forms of cricket”

File photo of Suresh Raina© Twitter

Former India batsman Suresh Raina on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Significantly, the left-handed batsman had retired from international cricket in 2020 and now he has decided to say goodbye to all forms of cricket. Raina announced his decision on Twitter and he thanked Chennai Super Kings, Rajeev Shukla, BCCI and Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association.

Raina wrote on Twitter: “It is an absolute honor to represent my country and state UP. I would like to announce my retirement from all forms of cricket. I would like to thank @BCCI, @UPCACricket, @ChennaiIPL, @ShuklaRajiv Sir and all my fans for their support and unwavering belief in my abilities,” tweeted Raina.

Earlier, Raina’s decision to retire from international cricket in 2020 came minutes after Dhoni said “consider me retiring” on his Instagram page. Raina had posted on her Instagram page, “It was so lovely to play with you, @mahi7781. With a proud heart, I want to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind.”

The 35-year-old is among the few who scored centuries across all formats and played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals with nearly 8000 international runs.


Raina’s best moment in international cricket was a crucial unbeaten knock in a difficult World Cup quarter-final against Australia during the winning campaign of 2011.

The left-hander was a key member of the Chennai Super Kings until the 2021 edition of the tournament, but the southpaw went unsold at the auction ahead of the 2022 season.

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