Minutes after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket, his Chennai Super Kings teammate Suresh Raina announced that he “choose to join” the journey. Breaking the news on Instagram, Raina wrote,”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!”
Raina, the second-highest run-getter in the history of the IPL after Virat Kohli, had earlier said that wickets in Dubai could be similar to the ones in Chennai. He had also stated that fitness and clarity of thought will be the key when the players take to the field after an unprecedented break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the occasion of Friendship Day, Raina had hailed ‘mentor’ MS Dhoni and said that the latter has been his ‘guiding force’.
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday shared a video featuring both Raina and Dhoni and captioned it as “F.R.7.3.N.D.S – together in the pursuit of perfect10n, for a perfect den.