'Unsung hero stays unsung even after retirement' - Twitter bashes BCCI for not posting any tweet for Suresh Raina

‘Unsung hero stays unsung even after retirement’ – Twitter bashes BCCI for not posting any tweet for Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina announced retirement minutes after Dhoni called it quits from international cricket.

Sourav Ganguly and Suresh Raina
Sourav Ganguly and Suresh Raina. (Photo Source: Twitter)

On Saturday evening, when the cricket fans were still coming to the terms with MS Dhoni announcing his international retirement, Suresh Raina dropped a picture on Instagram and called it quits from the highest level. He chose the best time to hang his boots and followed the footsteps of Dhoni who backed up him to the hilt when he was the captain.

‘I choose to join you in this journey.’ These words Raina’s words while thanking Dhoni for his contribution to the Indian cricket. It couldn’t have been better as they are great friends on and off the field and their camaraderie towards each other is well documented.

Though they will take the field together in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) next month, not able to see them in blues again must have really made the fans emotional. Enough has been said about MS Dhoni since Saturday evening but Suresh Raina’s retirement news flew under the radar.

Rather even the BCCI didn’t post anything about the southpaw while it did put up a multiple tweets thanking Dhoni after his retirement.

Suresh Raina – A team man you will never see again

Suresh Raina has always been a team man and not many will even think about disagreeing with this fact. His flamboyance with the bat in the coloured jersey will always be missed. He was the first Indian cricketer to register a century in all the three formats of the game. It is only unfortunate that he didn’t play much for India in the last couple of years.

But he has already achieved a lot while wearing the blue jersey. Suresh Raina played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is scoring almost 9000 runs in his international career. When it comes to the shortest format of the game, the southpaw is literally a beast and loves taking the attack to the opposition. There is a reason why he is termed as Mr IPL.

In a whopping 193 IPL matches, he has amassed 5368 runs while mostly batting at number three and is only second to Virat Kohli in the list of highest run-getters. The fans, along with MS Dhoni, also congratulated Suresh Raina for a successful career and it is clear that they will miss him too. Moreover, they slammed the BCCI for not tweeted anything for the man who served Indian cricket for over 13 years.

Here’s how Twitter reacted: