Just when Indian fans were beginning to get over the shock of MS Dhoni's retirement from international cricket on Saturday (August 15), in came another big announcement in the form of Suresh Raina's retirement.
The southpaw also like Dhoni, took to Instagram to make his announcement, saying he chooses to join the former Indian captain in this journey. "He wrote, It was nothing but lovely playing with you, @mahi7781 . With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind!"
Raina and Dhoni have been very close friends, having started their careers close to each other and then went on to play for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for several years in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They will continue to play for the franchise, as early as next month in IPL 2020, even though their journey in international cricket has come to an end today on India's Independence Day.