Cartoonist: Satish Acharya
Veteran batsman Suresh Raina joined former India captain MS Dhoni informally announcing his retirement from all forms of international cricket. Like Dhoni, Raina made it official in an Instagram post.
"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!" said Raina in a post that included a picture of him with his CSK teammates Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav and Karn Sharma.
Dhoni had earlier posted a video montage with photographs at various points of his illustrious international career on his Instagram account. "Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired (sic)," the 39-year-old wrote in his caption.
Both Dhoni and Raina are expected to play in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), for which both of them arrived in Chennai for a training camp ahead of the team's departure for the UAE. The tournament starts from September 19 and will run till November 10.