The former India and Uttar Pradesh batter, Suresh Raina, has declared his retirement from “all formats of cricket,”. He is officially ending his IPL and domestic Indian career. Raina, 35, had already resigned from international cricket, announcing his decision on August 15, 2020, shortly after MS Dhoni.
According to reports, Raina made the choice to “retire from all formats of cricket”. In order to play in events like the Road Safety Series and the burgeoning international T20 competitions.
During his 13 seasons in the IPL, Suresh Raina amassed more than 5,000 runs. He helped Chennai Super Kings win four championships.
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 🇮🇳— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) September 6, 2022
Raina tweeted on Tuesday, “It has been an incredible honor to represent my nation & state UP.” I would like to declare my withdrawal from all cricket competitions. I want to express my gratitude to the BCCI, UPCA Cricket, Chennai IPL, @ShuklaRajiv sir, and every one of my followers for their constant support and belief in my ability.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Suresh Raina’s decision will allow him to “join events like the Road Safety Series, for which he has already been confirmed, as well as abroad T20 leagues.”
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also wished Raina well and relieved his legendary T20 World. He is the lone centurion in the annals of the ICC Men’s @T20WorldCup. Relive the incredible knock from the 2010 tournament,” wrote ICC along with a clip of his 2010 performance.d Cup innings.
Suresh Raina played for CSK for 11 seasons, from 2008 to 2021. And won the championship four times, in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. With the second-most successful IPL team. He continues to be their top run earner with 4,687 runs from 176 games.
Stats of Suresh Raina in the IPL Season
Raina last participated in a domestic cricket match in 2018. After being released by CSK, Raina’s name appeared in the IPL mega auction ahead of the 2022 season. However, he was not purchased.
In addition to being a member of the team that won the 2011 World Cup in India. Suresh Raina made his international debut in 2005. And has since played 226 ODIs, 78 T20Is, and 18 Tests, amassing more than 8,000 runs across the three forms.