Suresh Raina announces retirement from all formats of cricket

Suresh Raina, a former Indian batsman, announced his retirement from both the Indian Premier League (IPL) and domestic cricket on Tuesday. A move that qualifies him to participate in international T20 matches.

 Raina announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020 along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and played the IPL for Chennai Super Kings until last year. This year, however, he was not a member of the CSK team and was instead involved in commentary.

“It has been an absolute honour to represent my country & state UP. I would like to announce my retirement from all formats of Cricket” Raina tweeted while expressing gratitude to the BCCI, Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association and CSK.

Raina took this step of retirement to explore T20 leagues around the world as no Indian player who participates in the Indian Premier League is permitted to play in any other foreign league, according to the BCCI. Even an Indian cricketer associated with the IPL will be restricted from serving as a mentor in other T20 leagues.

In a 13-year international career, Raina played for India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs, and 78 T20Is. In 2011, he was a member of the World Cup-winning squad and soon He will be featuring in the upcoming Road Safety World Series and could also be seen playing the overseas leagues.