Suresh Raina called it a day in domestic cricket, thereby snuffing out all speculations of playing any further in the IPL. According to various media reports it is being claimed that the former hard-hitting southpaw hung up his boots in the domestic career, putting a full stop on his prolonged career that made him a specialist at the number three position in the shortest format of the contest.
The erstwhile Indian middle-order batter announced his retirement from international cricket in 2018, following in the footsteps of MS Dhoni. He continued plying his trade for the Chennai Super Kings as he played for the Yellow Army in 2019 and 2021 before being snubbed for the latest edition of the tournament, leaving the superstar with a sour taste in his mouth.
It has been an absolute honour to represent my country & state UP. I would like to announce my retirement from all formats of Cricket. I would like to thank @BCCI, @UPCACricket, @ChennaiIPL, @ShuklaRajiv sir & all my fans for their support and unwavering faith in my abilities 🇮🇳Advertisement
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) September 6, 2022
Here is what Twitter had to say about Suresh Raina
The first one to report the same was Abhishek Tripathi from Dainik Jagran while it started getting retweets, thereby making this viral news. However, Suresh Raina finally confirmed the news after it gathered some wild traction from the internet.
Raina was a part of 109 first-class games in which he batted in 174 innings to garner 6871 runs at an average of 42.15. He scored 14 centuries and 45 half-centuries. He also bagged himself 41 first-class wickets.
He was absolutely phenomenal in List A cricket which saw him dabbling in 302 matches where he managed to score 8078 runs at an average of 35.42 and at a breezy pace of 94.41. With all said and done, he brought out his impressive figures in T20 cricket with the most glorious stint coming in IPL.
He played 205 matches where he garnered 5528 runs at an average of 32.52 runs at a tempestuous strike rate of 136.73. He also claimed 25 wickets in India’s most dominant T20 extravaganza. Twitter bowed down in respect to Raina’s extraordinary stint as the southpaw bowed out of domestic cricket.
Suresh Raina Retired From all forms of Cricket. Starting New Innings.
• First Indian to Score Hundred in T20.
• Unbelievable Knock Vs Aus in
Quate final in CWC 2011.
• Mr – Ipl Most Run scorer for decades.
• Ipl Knock 87 runs from just 25 ball .
And More.#SureshRaina pic.twitter.com/IHJS0MRurf
— KAPIL DEV TAMRAKAR 🚀 🇮🇳 (@kapildevtmkr) September 6, 2022
The streets will never forget
Adios, MR .IPL Suresh Raina !! pic.twitter.com/F8glMAPBym
— 𝐒𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐲𝐚𝐬𝐌𝐒𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐧™ (@itzShreyas07) September 6, 2022
— ɅMɅN DUВΞY (@imAmanDubey) September 6, 2022
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) September 6, 2022
— Ritika Malhotra🇮🇳 (@FanGirlRohit45) September 6, 2022
IPL's first superstar
Happy Retirement Suresh Raina pic.twitter.com/vTFA7rDXS3
— Aumbeti Roydo (@roydoaumbeti) September 6, 2022
— आyush (@aayushandilya) September 6, 2022
One of the very best middle order batsman of India over a period of time, backbone of CSK for a decade, Mr. IPL – Suresh Raina.
Thank you for all your services! pic.twitter.com/m2QPquOeZo
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 6, 2022Advertisement
Suresh Raina announced his retirement from all formats of the game.
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