New Delhi: Ace India cricketer Suresh Raina announced his retirement on August 15, along with MS Dhoni, bringing an end to a golden era. World poured in wishes for the two highly successful cricketers on their retirement announcement.
Also our Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a point to congratulate them and acknowledged their play for the country. Like PM Modi sent a special letter to Dhoni, he did for Raina as well.
A paragraph from the letter read, “Generations will remember you not only as a fine batsman but also as a very useful bowler who the captain could turn to when the situation demanded. Your fielding was exemplary and inspiring. Some of the best catches in recent international cricket have your distinctive imprint. It would take days to count just the number of runs you have saved with your alertness on field.”
Overwhelmed Raina soon took to Twitter to thank PM Modi for his wishes.
He tweeted, “When we play, we give our blood & sweat for the nation. No better appreciation than being loved by the people of this country and even more by the country’s PM. Thank you @narendramodi ji for your words of appreciation & best wishes. I accept them with gratitude. Jai Hind!”