New Delhi, August 17
Suresh Raina communicated his retirement resolution to the BCCI a day after he made it public, the Board stated on Monday, lauding the previous India all-rounder for being a key participant within the limited-overs format.
Minutes after Mahendra Singh Dhoni introduced his worldwide retirement on August 15, 33-year-old Raina adopted his mentor in doing the identical, stunning many.
“Attacking left-hand batsman Suresh Raina officially communicated to BCCI on Sunday about his decision to retire from international cricket,” stated the BCCI in an announcement.
The standard norm is gamers informing the BCCI earlier than asserting retirement.
Raina represented India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is in a global profession spanning 13 years. He additionally had the honour of captaining the group briefly.
“Under his captaincy, India registered a 3-2 series victory in West Indies and a 2-0 win over Bangladesh in ODIs and a 2-0 T20 International series win in Zimbabwe,” the assertion added.
Raina, who scored a century on debut in Tests, can be the primary Indian to slam a whole bunch in all three codecs of the sport and his centuries had been scored outdoors India.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly paid a glowing tribute to a fellow southpaw.
“Suresh Raina has been one of the key performers in limited-overs cricket for India. Coming lower down the order and playing some of the match-winning knocks requires a lot of skill and talent,” Ganguly acknowledged.
“He along with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni formed a solid middle order for India in ODIs. I wish him and his family all the very best,” he added.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah echoed the sentiment.
“Suresh Raina has been arguably one of the finest T20 batsmen. A live wire on the field, Raina’s prowess as a left-handed batsman was exhibited throughout his cricketing career. A big match player, Raina’s cameo against Australia in the quarterfinal in the 2011 World Cup was a testimony to his glittering career that followed. I wish him all the very best in the second innings of his career,” stated Shah. PTI