Suresh Raina announces retirement from all forms of cricket


On Tuesday, former India batsman Suresh Raina declared his retirement from all forms of cricket. When Chennai Super Kings played Rajasthan Royals in a T20 match in October 2021, the 35-year-old batter last participated in an action. Since 2018, he had not participated in a List A or First-Class match.

“It has been an absolute honour to represent my country & state UP. I would like to announce my retirement from all formats of Cricket. I would like to thank BCCI, UPCA (Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association), Chennai Super Kings, Rajiv Shukla sir and all my fans for their support and unwavering faith in my abilities,” Suresh Raina wrote on twitter.

Suresh made the biggest impact in T20 cricket, playing 336 games, scoring 8654 runs, and taking 54 wickets. As one of the IPL’s most productive batters, Raina concluded his playing career with 5528 runs, which ranks sixth all-time and helped CSK win the championship in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. Raina was a crucial member of the CSK team from the beginning until 2021, participating in every season with the exception of 2020. He was the captain of Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017 when the CSK franchise was barred from the IPL.