Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal and other sportspersons pour wishes to Suresh Raina

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Saniya Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Suresh Raina (Image Source: Twitter)
  • Sports personalities from different backgrounds paid tributes to Suresh Raina on his retirement.

  • Raina is currently training in Chennai with his CSK teammates for the preparations of IPL 2020.

Following his buddy MS Dhoni’s retirement declaration, Suresh Raina chose to “join” him in the journey and said goodbye to international cricket on Saturday (August 15).


As soon as Raina revealed the shocking news, it generated several tributes on social media. The left-handed batsman accumulated 7787 runs in 322 international matches.

Tributes for Raina came from international cricketers all across the globe. His former teammates and current India team players wished the southpaw a great future ahead.


Apart from the cricketers, other sports personalities too came forward to wish Raina and pay him tribute for having such a phenomenal career.

The first-ever Indian woman to reach considerable heights in Tennis, Sania Mirza reacted on Raina’s retirement. Sania mentioned how proud she is of her friend and wished Raina a piece of good luck in the post-retirement phase.

“So proud of you, my friend and everything you have achieved. good luck in this next phase too … @ImRaina” tweeted Sania.



After the tennis superstar, it was a turn of Badminton phenom Saina Nehwal. The only Indian female player to achieve world no.1 in badminton wished Raina a great life. Saina also thanked Raina for producing delightful moments and entertaining the fans.

“Thank you for the wonderful sports moments and great entertainment! Wish you a great life ahead! @ImRaina” Saina wrote on Twitter.

Another badminton star, Jwala Gutta, paid her tributes to Raina and said fans would miss him on the cricket field.


“Thank you @ImRaina for all talent you displayed…this is just another beginning to another joyous journey of your life…you will be greatly missed on the field…my best wishes,” Jwala tweeted.

Freestyle wrestler and Arjuna awardee, Bajrang Punia hailed both MSD and Raina. He posted a picture of both Dhoni and Raina and captioned it as: “Some people come along, play their duty and go along! @msdhoni @ImRaina, Your success on the cricket field, will always be inspiring for the youth. Hail India! ”

Here’s how some other sportspersons wished Raina:

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