Indian former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and batsman Suresh Raina made a sudden announcement to retire from worldwide cricket on Saturday. Whereas Dhoni introduced his retirement at “1929 hrs”, Raina joined his captain in calling time on his India profession merely an hour later.
Now, in a dialog with Indian newspaper Dainik Jagran, Raina revealed the rationale behind selecting the August 15-date for his or her retirements, and likewise revealed how MS Dhoni reacted submit the announcement.
“We had already decided to retire on Saturday (August 15). Dhoni’s jersey quantity is 7 and mine is 3 – put it collectively and it makes 73. And on August 15, India accomplished 73 years of independence, so there could not have been a greater day,” Raina informed Dainik Jagran.
“Dhoni started his profession on 23 December, 2004 towards Bangladesh in Chittagong (now Chattogram), whereas I made my debut on 30 July, 2005 towards Sri Lanka in 2005. Each of us nearly started collectively in worldwide cricket, remained collectively at CSK, and so we now retired collectively and can proceed to play in IPL collectively.”
Raina additional revealed that he knew Dhoni would retire after reaching Chennai. He mentioned that each “hugged and cried lots” after saying their retirements, and partied with fellow CSK teammates for the evening.
“I knew Dhoni would announce his retirement upon reaching Chennai, so I used to be prepared. I, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar and Karn Sharma reached Ranchi on 14th with the chartered airplane, and picked up Mahi bhai and Monu Singh,” mentioned Raina.
“After saying our retirement, we hugged and cried lots. I, Piyush, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Karn sat collectively after that, talked about our careers and our relationship. We partied through the evening.”
Dhoni and Raina can be seen in motion collectively within the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League, which is able to start on September 19 within the United Arab Emirates.
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