Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina, two of the most loved batting stalwarts to have ever played for team India. Both the cricketers left the entire nation stunned after they decided to retire from the cricket world.
Both the World Cup-winning cricketers decided to retire together on the same day. Moments after MS Dhoni announced his retirement, Suresh Raina joined him too in this new journey stating how it was an amazing experience to have played with Dhoni.
This incident is enough to highlight the bond both the cricketers shared with each other. However, there have been numerous instances when their bromance won the hearts of everyone. Speaking in millennial language, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina are ‘friendship goals’ and are like ‘Jai’ and ‘Veeru’, inseparable.
While both the cricketers will always be remembered for their selflessness, but today, in this article we will discuss the instances when their bromance left everyone in awe of them.
Here, we bring you 5 instances that will highlight the close bond MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina share. Have a look:
1. When Suresh Raina Wore MS Dhoni’s Test Jersey After His Retirement:
It was on 30th December 2014, when MS Dhoni shocked everyone by announcing his retirement from Test cricket. The announcement was very sudden just like how he recently announced his retirement from international cricket.
Just after he took his retirement, in the next series itself, Suresh Raina was seen sporting MS Dhoni’s jersey.
This move left everyone surprised and in awe of this duo as usually a player’s jersey number is not taken by any other player in Test cricket. But this incident explains the bond that MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina shared with each other.
2. When Suresh Raina Told MS Dhoni About Ziva:
MS Dhoni had won millions of hearts after he chose his national duty over his family. When Sakshi Dhoni gave birth to Ziva, team India was on a tour to Australia. MS Dhoni wasn’t present with Sakshi Dhoni when Ziva was born. Since MS Dhoni wasn’t using his phone at that time, Sakshi Dhoni asked Suresh Raina to give the good news to MS Dhoni.
3. Shared Most Of The Iconic Moments Together:
MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina played many match-winning knocks to take Team India to victory. together they took the Indian cricket team to new heights.
MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina both were the part of the World Cup 2011 winning squad. Two years later, they were also part of the squad that won the ICC Champions Trophy.
Not just this, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni are also the key players of Chennai Super Kings, which is one of the most successful teams in the IP, having won the title for CSK thrice. However, when they tried to play for other teams, both of them lost in playoffs and finals.
4. Bond Between The Families of Dhoni and Suresh Raina:
The families of Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni share a close bond with each other. MS Dhoni’s daughter and Suresh Raina’s daughter are great friends of each other and are often seen bonding during the IPL tournaments in stands.
MS Dhoni had once surprisingly shown up at the birthday party of Suresh Raina’s daughters. This incident is enough to highlight the bond they share with each other.
5. Both Made Their Debuts With ‘0’ And Retired Together:
We all are aware of how MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina won major tournaments together for both India and CSK. However, not many are aware of the fact that they both got out for ‘0’ on their debut matches.
Now, moments after MS Dhoni announced his retirement via social media post, Suresh Raina decided to join MS Dhoni on this new journey. The sudden announcement broke the hearts of the millions, however, their fans and the entire cricket fraternity are proud of what they both have achieved as a cricketer.