Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has retired from all forms of cricket. The all-rounder took to social media to share the news.
In his post, Raina thanked everyone and along with his fans for their support. He also mentioned that it was his honour to represent the country and Uttar Pradesh.
“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
sir & all my fans for their support and unwavering faith in my abilities” (sic)
Meanwhile, Raina is likely to look out for several other leagues outside India including South Africa, Sri Lanka and UAE.
Earlier, Raina was quoted by news daily Dainik Jagran saying, “I want to continue playing cricket for two or three years. There are some exciting youngsters who are coming through the ranks of Uttar Pradesh cricket. I have already taken my No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA). I have informed BCCI secretary Jay Shah and vice-president Rajiv Shukla about my decision.”
The former India batter Suresh Raina will play in the Road Safety World Series, starting from September 10.
Raina had announced his retirement from international cricket less than one hour after MS Dhoni announced his on August 15, 2020.