The most discussed duo of the cricket world, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni, has retired on the same day giving an example of their bonding. After Dhoni announces retirement, Raina was spotted posting ” With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey” following him in retirement.
The jersey number 7 and 3 have served their homeland with dignity and the services rendered will always be remembered and honored by the cricket-loving nations. In fact, not only in India but the players were discussed across the globe because of their playing potent especially Dhoni for his calming captaincy.
Dhoni captained his side from 2007-2016 in the limited-overs game whereas he served Men in Blue in the red-ball format from 2008-2014. Being the only skipper to win all ICC trophies; Champions Trophy 2013, ICC T20 World Cup 2007, and ICC ODI World Cup 2011, the champion also lead the side in two winning Asia Cups (2010 and 2016).
Indian cricket has always been overwhelmed for his work which has still kept him as the most loved captain. His work behind the stumps and as a considerable finisher makes him one of the brilliant.
However, the topic of his retirement was frenzied as a few, considering his age, wanted him to wear retirement’s boot to give a chance to youngsters. Whereas, the sensible mass saw age as just a number and believed the veteran will retire whenever he will feel like as he still has got a lot to serve India. Finally, the chapter has been closed forever.
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On the contrary, Raina was well-known for his aggressive middle-order batting. The player is in collaboration with Dhoni as vice-captain for their IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Once getting a chance to captain the side, he is also known as the only Indian batsman to smash centuries in all three formats. The world has witnessed Raina as one of the best and active fielders.
The tale of the heroes closes here on the international level and the fans will always miss their childhood heroes seeing more youngsters in the side as of now.
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