Sat. Oct 31st, 2020
India Today Web Desk


Moments after MS Dhoni introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on Saturday night, his deputy and long-time teammate at Chennai Tremendous Kings, Suresh Raina, introduced his farewell from worldwide cricket as effectively.

“It was nothing however pretty enjoying with you, @mahi7781. With my coronary heart filled with satisfaction, I select to hitch you on this journey. Thanks India. Jai Hind! (sic),” Raina wrote on his Instagram account.

For a lot of seasons, the 2 gamers remained because the spine of the three-time IPL winners, Chennai Tremendous Kings, and are identified to be very shut mates as effectively.

Each are at the moment in Chennai for a coaching camp forward of the Indian Premier League’s newest season. The six-day camp began on Saturday (Aug. 15) and can go on until August 21, after which the staff will fly to Dubai.

A UNIQUE COINCIDENCE

Other than the friendship, what marks a singular coincidence of their careers is the start of their ODI stint for the Indian staff. Each of the gamers had been out for a duck, having confronted only one ball, of their respective debut ODI match.

Surprisingly MS Dhoni, who later turned out to be one of many best athletes, identified for his operating between wickets, was run out in his maiden ODI match.

He made his ODI debut on Dec 23, 2004 in opposition to Bangladesh at Chittagong, and was on the crease with Mohammad Kaif, when attempting to scamper a run by way of, he was out. India went on to win the match by 11 runs.

Round seven months later, when Suresh Raina made his ODI debut in opposition to Sri Lanka on July 30, 2005, he was out on the very first ball, getting cleaned up by the spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan, in a match that India went on to lose.

What’s much more shocking about MS Dhoni’s profession is that, even in his closing ODI match for India in opposition to New Zealand within the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, he was run out. An ironic begin and finish for a participant thought of to be amongst the quickest between the wickets.

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