Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra mentioned that he was stunned by Suresh Raina’s retirement name.
Chopra mentioned that Raina nonetheless had time to make a case for himself forward of the T20 World cup subsequent yr and appealed to the previous India batsman “to do a Shahid Afirdi” and reverse the choice.
“I might say please do a Shahid Afridi and are available out of retirement,” mentioned Aakash in his Youtube channel.
“I consider that a few sensible IPLs, could also be within the 2020 and 2021 seasons can effectively see Raina in India’s T20 World Cup squad. It is doable, I positive consider it is doable,” he added.
Raina introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket minutes after former India MS Dhoni did the identical on Instagram. They’re set to characteristic for the Chennai Tremendous Kings within the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that shall be held within the UAE from September 19.
“After all, Suresh Raina may have performed much more, he had no must retire. Now he’s 33 years outdated and sure there have been some harm points however which participant doesn’t have harm points? And now after surgical procedure he was fitter, stronger and higher and in my pondering, he was itching to be again on the sector.
“You may perceive Dhoni’s case as if the IPL has taken place in April-Might, the T20 World Cup would have taken place in October-November and perhaps Dhoni would have been obtainable for it. However perhaps its postponement is the primary motive why Dhoni retired. However Raina had no such issues to be very trustworthy,” Chopra mentioned.
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