The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) commended Suresh Raina for being an important member of the Indian team in the limited-overs format and also said on Monday that the all-rounder had informed the board about his decision to retire a day after the public announcement. .
A few minutes after former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement on August 15, 33-year-old Raina surprised everyone by following his footsteps and saying goodbye to international cricket.
“The left-handed aggressive batsman Suresh Raina formally informed the BCCI of his decision to retire from international cricket on Sunday,” the BCCI said in a statement.
Players usually notify the BCCI before announcing their retirement. Raina has represented India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 ODIs during his 13-year career. He also captained the team for a brief time.
According to the statement, 'Under his captaincy, India won the series by defeating the West Indies 3–2 in one-day matches and beating Bangladesh 2–0 as well as winning the T20 International series 2–0 in Zimbabwe.
Raina, who scored a century in Test debut, is the first Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game. BCCI President Saurabh Ganguly applauded Raina, saying, “Suresh Raina was an important player for India in the limited overs format. It takes a lot of skill and talent to come into the lower order and win matches.
“He and Yuvraj Singh together built a strong middle order for India in ODIs,” he said. I wish him and his family all the best. '
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said, “Suresh Raina is one of the best batsmen of T20. Lively on the field, Raina has shown his ability as a left-handed batsman throughout his cricketing career. He said, “Big match player Raina's fiery innings in the 2011 World Cup quarter-final against Australia was his brilliant career. Is a witness I wish him all the best in his second innings.