New Delhi, August 16
Suresh Raina, who adopted his mentor Mahendra Singh Dhoni into worldwide retirement, on Sunday sounded satisfied about his choice that shocked some and shocked just a few, saying he by no means “settled for anything without justification”.
One of India’s most prolific white-ball gamers within the final decade and a half, Raina mentioned cricket runs by way of his veins.
“From a very young age, I as a small boy had literally lived cricket on every street, gali and nukkad (lane and corner) of my small town before making it to the Indian team,” Raina mentioned in an announcement.
“All I have known is cricket, all I have done is cricket & it runs through my veins.”
“There hasn’t been a single day without counting my blessings & without acknowledging everything I have received from god & my people who showered nothing but love on me.”
Raina, who performed 226 ODIs, 78 T20s and 18 Tests, mentioned he by no means let accidents dictate his destiny.
“All I strived for was to worth these blessings & give my all the things in return to my sport, to my nation & everybody who has been part of this journey.
“I had multiple surgeries, setbacks & moments when I felt that this is it but I didn’t stop or settle for anything which was not justified.”
Raina thanked his household, coaches, physicians, trainers, teammates and his followers for the love and assist he obtained from them.
“It’s been an unbelievable trip and it might not have been potential with out everybody who supported me throughout my ups and downs.
“This journey could not have been possible without the unflinching support and sacrifices of my parents, my loving wife Priyanka, my children Gracia and Rio, my brothers, my sister and all members of our family. This is all you.”
Raina was a part of the workforce that gained the 2011 World Cup at dwelling beneath the stewardship of his favorite captain, Dhoni.
“My Coaches who all the time confirmed me the best course, my Physicians for serving to me heal, my trainers for serving to me carry out on the highest degree.
“My boys in BLUE, nothing would have been potential with out the assist of the great India Team in blue. I had the pleasure of taking part in with the perfect of the easiest gamers and all of them performed for Team India.
“I feel lucky to have played under the captaincy of some of the best minds in the game Rahul Bhai, Anil Bhai, Sachin Paaji, Chiku and especially with @mahi7781 for guiding me as a friend and mentor.” “Forever, Team India. Jai Hind,” he signed off. PTI