Barely minutes after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket via an Instagram post, close friend and Chennai teammate Suresh Raina also took to the platform to announce he is following suit.
On the nation's day of independence, Raina ended the post with a fitting sign-off: "Thank you India. Jai Hind!"
The internet was abuzz with reactions to the news, and here are some of our favourite ones:
#rainaretires— PRATHAM 🖤 SID (@zodiac_twiter) August 15, 2020
No one has been so underrated like Raina
He was one of the best fielders I have seen
Nicest sportsman to have ever graced the sport
Banda doosro ki khushi ko apna maanta tha ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Indranil Mukherjee