Former Indian captain and the current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly praised recently-retired Suresh Raina for being a key and constant member of India’s limited-overs arrange over the course of his profession and hailed the essential knocks that he carved while batting decrease down the order.
Raina introduced his worldwide retirement from the game on Saturday minutes after his former teammate and Indian captain MS Dhoni did the identical. He later communicated with the BCCI on Sunday concerning the identical.
“Suresh Raina has been one of many key performers in limited-overs cricket for India. Coming decrease down the order and taking part in a number of the match-winning knocks requires lots of talent and expertise. He together with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni fashioned a stable center order for India in ODIs. I want him and his household all the perfect,” mentioned Ganguly.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2020
Raina scored 5,615 runs in 226 ODI matches, which included 5 centuries and 1,605 runs, and one century in 78 T20s. He was the primary indian participant to attain a century in T20 cricket and the primary from the nation to attain a century in all three codecs of the sport.
Although he scored 100 on Take a look at debut, Raina managed to play solely 18 video games within the longest format and scored 768 runs. His century on debut was additionally his solely ton within the longest format of the sport.
Famend for his agility within the discipline, Raina was a part of the Indian groups that gained the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy, each below the captaincy of Dhoni.
Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI: “Suresh Raina has been arguably one of many most interesting T20 batsmen. A stay wire on the sector, Raina’s prowess as a left-handed batsman was exhibited all through his cricketing profession. A giant match participant, Raina’s cameo in opposition to Australia within the quarterfinal within the 2011 World Cup was a sworn statement to his glittering profession that adopted. I want him all the perfect within the second innings of his profession.
Arun Singh Dhumal, Honorary Treasurer, BCCI: I want to congratulate Suresh Raina on the exceptional profession that he had for Staff India. An distinctive fielder and a match-winner, Raina was a deal with watch in white-ball cricket. Your vitality and expertise shall be missed. I want you all of the luck in your future endeavours.”
(with IANS inputs)
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