The former cricketer, Aakash Chopra, believes that Suresh Raina shall take back his retirement like Afridi once did as he has got enough potential to continue for India Cricket.
Do a Shahid Afridi: Aakash Chopra asks Suresh Raina to pull himself out of retirement
“Of course, Suresh Raina could have played a lot more, he had no need to retire. Now he is 33 years old and yes there were some injury issues but which player does not have injury issues? And now after surgery, he was fitter, stronger and better and in my thinking, he was itching to be back on the field,” Chopra mentioned
“You can understand Dhoni’s case as if the IPL has taken place in April-May, the T20 World Cup would have taken place in October-November and maybe Dhoni would have been available for it. But maybe its postponement is the main reason why Dhoni retired,” he stated.
“But Raina had no such problems to be very honest. I would say please do a Shahid Afridi and come out of retirement. I believe that a couple of brilliant IPL 2020 and 2021 seasons can well see Raina in India’s T20 World Cup squad,” he added.
Along with Raina, his best on-field buddy, MS Dhoni has also taken retirement from international cricket.
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is to arrange a farewell match for MS Dhoni as he has bid a farewell to the international game without playing his last goodbye match.
He is undoubtedly known as one of the greatest leaders and the best among skippers either in India or in the globe. Dhoni is the only leader to win all ICC trophies and Asia Cup twice.
Dhoni has said goodbye to international cricket on 15th August along with his best buddy, Suresh Raina, as they pre-planned to retire together.