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BCCI's big statement on Suresh Raina's retirement, said- We have not been informed

The India Print 2020-08-17 21:50:05

New Delhi:  The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) praised Suresh Raina for being an important member of the Indian team in the limited-overs format and also said on Monday that the all-rounder made his decision to retire the board a day after the public announcement. Had reported. A few minutes after former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement on August 15, Raina, 33, surprised everyone by following his footsteps and saying goodbye to international cricket. 

"The left-handed aggressive batsman Suresh Raina formally informed the BCCI of his decision to retire from international cricket on Sunday," the BCCI said in a statement. Usually players inform the BCCI before announcing their retirement. Raina has represented India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 ODIs during his 13-year career. He also captained the team for a brief time.

According to the statement, 'Under his captaincy, India won the series by defeating the West Indies 3–2 in one-day matches and beating Bangladesh 2–0 as well as winning the T20 International series 2–0 in Zimbabwe. Raina, who scored a century in Test debut, is the first Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly applauded Raina, saying, "Suresh Raina was an important player for India in the limited overs format. It takes a lot of skill and talent to come into the lower order and win matches.

He said, "He and Yuvraj Singh together built a strong middle order for India in ODIs. I wish him and his family all the best. ' BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said, 'Suresh Raina is one of the best batsmen of T20. Lively on the field, Raina showed his ability as a left-handed batsman throughout his cricket career. He said, "Big match player Raina's fiery innings in the 2011 World Cup quarter-final against Australia is a witness to his illustrious career. I wish him all the best in the second innings of his career.