Suresh Raina, who followed MS Dhoni into retirement on Saturday, has uncovered how the two cricketers embraced one another and cried in the wake of taking the choice Suresh Raina retirement.
Suresh Raina joined MS Dhoni into retirement inside an hour of the previous Indian chief declaring the decisionMS Dhoni reported his retirement not long after his appearance in ChennaiRaina has now uncovered that he knew about the planning of Dhoni’s retirement
Apart from being teammates for the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina have also spent plenty of time together while playing for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Indian Premier League (IPL). Raina honed his skills under Dhoni while playing for CSK and went on to become an integral part of the senior team. Thus when MS Dhoni announced his retirement on Saturday evening, Raina followed suit.
Raina shared an image on Instagram with his CSK teammates and announced his decision to join Dhoni into retirement. While nobody had an idea about the timing of Dhoni’s retirement, Raina has now revealed that he was aware of the former Indian captain announcing the decision after his arrival in Chennai.
“I knew Dhoni would announce his retirement upon reaching Chennai, so I was ready. I, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar and Karn Sharma reached Ranchi on 14th with the chartered plane, and picked up Mahi bhai and Monu Singh,” Raina told Dainik Jagran.
When Dhoni had announced his Test retirement, an image went viral on social media where a teary-eyed Dhoni was standing next to the Uttar Pradesh batsman. Dhoni’s limited-overs retirement was no different and Raina went on to reveal that the two hugged after announcing their respective retirements and also cried a lot.
“After announcing our retirement, we hugged and cried a lot. I, Piyush, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Karn sat together after that, talked about our careers and our relationship. We partied during the night,” Raina added.
Raina added that the two cricketers had already decided to announce their retirement on August 15. While it was 73 years since India got Independence, Dhoni’s jersey was 7 while Raina’s jersey was 3. So the two decided that it was a good occasion to hang up their boots together Suresh Raina retirement.