Suresh Raina last played for India in July 2018. (Source: Twitter).

Suresh Raina cimmunicated his retirement to BCCI on Sunday a day after he made the announcement on social media. Raina took to social media and made the announcement of retirement minutes after former India captain MS Dhoni retired.

“Attacking left-hand batsman Suresh Raina officially communicated to BCCI on Sunday about his decision to retire from international cricket,” said the BCCI in a statement.

The left-handed batsman has played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is.

Raina was the first Indian player to score tons in all the three formats of the game at the highest level.

“Suresh Raina has been one of the key performers in limited-overs cricket for India,” Ganguly stated.

“Suresh Raina has been arguably one of the finest T20 batsmen. A live wire on the field,” said secretary Jay Shah.

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