The IPL and Suresh Raina’s domestic career in India have come to an end when the former India and Uttar Pradesh batter declared his retirement from “all formats of cricket.” On August 15, 2020, not long after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket, Raina, 35, had already made the choice to do the same.
He posted on Twitter saying, “It has been an absolute honour to represent my country & state UP. I would like to announce my retirement from all formats of cricket”.
What Tournaments can Suresh Raina play?
The choice will let Raina participate in international T20 competitions as well as tournaments like the Road Safety Series, for which he has already been confirmed. He was cited as saying, “I want to keep playing cricket for another two or three years,” by Dainik Jagran. “There are some talented young players rising through Uttar Pradesh cricket’s ranks. My No Objection Certificate (NOC) has already been obtained from the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA). My choice has been communicated to vice-president Rajiv Shukla and BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
He declared he would participate in the Road Safety Series. He has received T20 franchise inquiries from South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates, but he has not yet made a choice.
When did Raina play last time?
Raina’s last IPL match was in October 2021, and he hasn’t played any first-class or list A cricket since 2018. Between 2008 and 2021, Raina played for the Chennai Super Kings for 11 seasons, during which time he was a pivotal member of the team.
He continues to be their leading scorer with 4687 runs from 176 matches and has won four titles with CSK in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. Before the 2022 player auction, in which none of the 10 franchises purchased him, he was released by Chennai Super Kings.
Suresh Raina Stats
With 6871 runs in 109 first-class games, 8078 runs in 302 list A games, and 8654 runs in 336 T20 matches, Raina retires. He made his international debut in 2005 after beginning his senior domestic career for UP in 2002–2003. Raina participated in 18 Tests, 78 T20 Internationals, and 226 ODIs for India. He was a member of the team that won the ODI World Cup in 2011. He was the first batter from India to reach a century in each of the three international formats.