Everyone remembers the announcement of MS Dhoni’s retirement on his official Instagram account which caught everyone in the cricket world off guard on Saturday. Minutes later, Suresh Raina followed suit. Soon after the pair made their significant announcement, responses from the cricketing community began pouring in wishing both the great a happy retirement.
Raina and Dhoni’s friendship is no hidden news as it is world known the amount of admiration that former India left batter has for Dhoni is certainly unexplainable. Recently, the former all-rounder of the Indian Men’s Cricket Team has launched his newest culinary endeavour: an Indian restaurant in Amsterdam, which is the capital city of the Netherlands.
Look at Suresh Raina’s tweet:
I am absolutely ecstatic to introduce Raina Indian Restaurant in Amsterdam, where my passion for food and cooking takes center stage! 🍽️ Over the years, you've seen my love for food and witnessed my culinary adventures, and now, I am on a mission to bring the most authentic and… pic.twitter.com/u5lGdZfcT4
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 23, 2023
A legendary friendship: Fans react to Raina Indian restaurant’s tribute to MS Dhoni
In announcing the opening of Raina Indian Restaurant in Amsterdam, the former cricket player wrote about this on his Twitter “I am absolutely ecstatic to introduce Raina Indian Restaurant, where my passion for food and cooking takes centre stage!”.
Soon after the launch of the hotel, there has been an image which is brought to light showing that the restaurant also has the Chennai Super Kings Jersey of the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni. Here is how fans are reacting to this tale of friendship between the two legendary cricketers.
Look at how the fans reacted:
Good marketing tactic I have to say.
Indians are going absolutely bonkers for Dhoni nowadays for some reason
— Professor samuel oak (@prof_oak123) July 14, 2023
Bond like this a dream for many cricket player❤️❤️❤️
— Sia⋆ (@siappaa_) July 14, 2023
Chinna thala yaar 🥺❤️🫂
— ʙᴇɪɴɢ_ʜᴜᴍᴀɴメ (@iambeingskfan) July 14, 2023
— Cric_tok (@cric_tok) July 14, 2023
Raina doing all this just to promote his hotel
— Ram BadriNath Sastry 🪙 ⛳ (@RamAnna25) July 14, 2023
Indian Jersey bhi laga skte the apni. Par branding jyada jaruri h na
— Jaise ko taisa 🤷 (@candidtruth12) July 14, 2023
India jersey would be better
— Hithesh (@hitheshgowdaa) July 14, 2023
— Yash Wardhan (@wardhantweets) July 14, 2023
The star India all-rounder was among the players who became the first Indian batter to score a century in all three formats of the game. Raina won the 2011 Cricket World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy while playing for India. When Raina scored 101 runs against South Africa at the 2010 Tournament, he became the first Indian to do so in the history of the Men’s T20 World Cup.
Raina declared his retirement from all international cricket competitions on August 15, 2020. For personal reasons, he opted out of the 2020 Indian Premier League. He declared his retirement from all forms of cricket, including the IPL and domestic cricket, on September 6, 2022. Raina was known as Mr. IPL, due to his impeccable IPL record. In the 205 innings that the left-hand batter played in the tournament, he managed to score 5528 runs at a strike rate of 136.73.