Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina have shocked the cricket world by suddenly announcing their retirement from international cricket. Both Chennai Super Kings players recently met each other for the training camp ahead of IPL 2020. Dhoni shared a special IGTV video on his social media account to shock the world with his retirement.
MS Dhoni played his last ODI match against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup, while Suresh Raina had been out of the Indian team for quite a while. The fans were optimistic about their future in international cricket because both veterans had trained very hard for their comebacks. Raina had even mentioned in his interviews that he wanted to play for the Indian team at the number four position in the upcoming T20 World Cups.
The Indian cricket team fans also wanted Dhoni to sign off with a World Cup win in 2019. However, that could not happen. Hence, the expectations were high from the rest of the Indian team to give Dhoni a proper farewell with a T20 World Cup in 2021, which was scheduled to happen in India. People also felt that Dhoni could play the 2023 World Cup for India.
Suresh Raina still had a few years of cricket left in him, but now that both players have announced their retirement, the fans have no other option but to respect their decision and bid them adieu. Twitterati did not expect this announcement so suddenly and as expected, most of the Indian cricketing community is shocked with this declaration from the CSK stars. The good thing about this development that is that Raina and Dhoni will stay compete in IPL 2020, which means the fans will get an opportunity to see them recreate their magic, possibly for one last time.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions on Suresh Raina and Dhoni’s retirement:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 15, 2020
Thanks so much @ImRaina for everything. Someone who has the ability to change games using his various skill sets! Attacking left handed batsman, terrific fielder and those offies have given us crucial breakthroughs. Thanks #SureshRaina #rainaretires
— RK (@RK_sports) August 15, 2020
Really surprised by Raina calling it a day too….well…guess all good things have to come to an end. Raina tera Kya kehna….one of the best southpaws to don the Indian jersey. Mr. IPL for #CSK. Gave 100% whenever he was on the field. Go well, my friend. #rainaretires
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 15, 2020
— துரைசிங்கம் 🏇 (@Srijesh_Offl) August 15, 2020
Lifetime proud milestone: He's the FIRST Indian batsman to hit a century in all three formats of international cricket👌🌟
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) August 15, 2020
— Lokesh Nara #StayHomeSaveLives (@naralokesh) August 15, 2020
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) August 15, 2020
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) August 15, 2020
— Filmfare (@filmfare) August 15, 2020
Then – "I am on National Duty, Everything else can wait "
2019 – "Played with Camo Cap in Ranchi, in #CWC19 used WK glove sporting Balidan"
2020 – Announces Retirement in Style, on Independence Day. 🇮🇳
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) August 15, 2020