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By Anumaggie | Apr 13, 2022 06:34 PM

Axar Patel says Suresh Raina was shocked when Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket.

Suresh Raina cried after MS Dhoni announced his Test retirement

Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, retired from international cricket on August 15, 2020. The Indian team led by him has won the ODI, T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy. Dhoni is proud to be the only captain to win all 3 trophies hosted by the ICC.

Apart from that, the Indian Test team led by Dhoni is recovering from the slump and creating historic victories. India became the number one Test team in the world for the first time in a row. Post which, Dhoni announced his abrupt retirement from Test cricket in 2014. This caused great sadness among cricket fans at the time.

Suresh Raina crying after MS Dhoni announces his Test retirement

Axar Patel, a young Indian spinner, said that Suresh Raina, who was considered a close friend of Dhoni when he retired, was left heartbroken in this situation. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “He announced it the next day itself, on the evening of the second day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. The atmosphere had changed. Everyone was quiet and Ravi (Shastri) bhai called for a meeting. ‘Everybody… we have to make an announcement. Mahi is retiring’. (Suresh) Raina started crying."

"I was like ‘What just happened? Everyone around me was tearing up. I was in another world, ‘What just happened? What is going on? I didn’t even know what to say. It was the first time I was meeting Mahi bhai. But before I said anything, he only said: ‘Bapu (Axar’s nickname… you arrived and made me leave? I was like ‘what did I do?’. Then I teared up… I just arrived and he is leaving. He said that he’s just joking and then hugged me,” Axar added.

Suresh Raina crying after MS Dhoni announces his Test retirement

In Indian cricket, Dhoni and Suresh Raina are seen as close friends. The two have played a lot of matches in international cricket. Suresh Raina announced his retirement from international cricket just minutes after Dhoni announced his retirement. This caused flexibility among the fans. He has also played alongside Dhoni on the CSK team for many years in the IPL.

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