Suresh Raina reveals inside details about MS Dhoni retirement

Aug 17, 7:20:33 AM

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CSK vice-captain and recently retired India cricketer Suresh Raina has spoken about how things unfolded when Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to announce retirement. Speaking to Dainik Jagaran, Raina said that he knew Dhoni would announce his retirement upon reaching Chennai.

“I knew Dhoni would announce his retirement upon reaching Chennai, so I was ready. I, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar and Karn Sharma reached Ranchi on 14th with the chartered plane, and picked up Mahi bhai and Monu Singh,” said the former middle-order mainstay. 

He added that it was a very emotional moment for the guys present there and that they talked about their careers and relationships.

“After announcing our retirement, we hugged and cried a lot. I, Piyush, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Karn sat together after that, talked about our careers and our relationship. We partied during the night.”

Suresh Raina along with MS Dhoni and others formed one of the most destructive middle-order pairs in Indian as well as world cricket. Raina in his playing career was known for keeping the scoreboard ticking and accelerating when the team needed to score quick runs. He also was the first Indian to score a century in every format of the game.

The UP born represented India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is.

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