MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket, Suresh Raina follows

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MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina in a still from a match
MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina in a still from a match

New Delhi : Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced retirement from all formats of international cricket. He announced the news with a post on Instagram. Following him was another Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, also a good friend of Dhoni, who announced his retirement from cricket.

The 39-year-old last played for India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final loss to New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester, played over two days on July 9 and 10.

"Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired," MS Dhoni wrote along with an Instagram post of a montage capturing his career with the national team.

MS Dhoni had announced retirement from the Test cricket way back in 2014. He has played 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is.

In 350 ODIs, Dhoni has scored 10773 runs at an average of 50.57. He has 10 centuries and 73 fifties to his name.

Following him, Suresh Raina also announced retirement from the international cricket.

"It was nothing but lovely playing with you, @mahi7781 . With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind! (sic)", he wrote, shortly after the former India skipper hung up his boots.

The Chennai Super Kings' duo, though, are expected to play in the upcoming IPL 2020, for which both of them arrived in Chennai for a training camp ahead of the team's departure for UAE.