Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina announced retirement from international cricket

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian cricket captain who led Team India to victories in the ICC WT20 (2007), ICC World Cup (2011) and ICC Champions Trophy (2013), has announced his retirement from international cricket. Dhoni had retired from Test cricket in 2014. He last played for India in an international match in the semi-final loss to New Zealand in the 2019 ICC World Cup.

The announcement came in trademark Dhoni style as he informed his fans about his decision on social media.

He ends his ODI career with 10,773 runs, scored at an average of 50.57 in 350 matches. He has ten centuries and 73 half-centuries to his name. Dhoni also represented India in 90 Test matches and 98 T20Is. He remains India’s most successful captain across all formats in terms of matches won.

Later, Suresh Raina on Saturday took to social media and informed about his decision to retire from international cricket. Raina was one of Dhoni’s trusted teammate during his reign as India’s captain.

Raina, 33, made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2005. The left-handed batsman has scored 5615 runs in 226 ODIs for India. He maintained an average of 35.31. He has represented India in 18 Test matches and 78 T20Is.

Cricket will surely not be the same without the two legends on the field.