Known as India's finest T20 specialist, Suresh Raina has burst into the international scene as a teenage prodigy during the Greg Chappell era. His power, class and elegance were a hallmark of the Uttar Pradesh batsman's status in the international scene since his ODI debut in 2005. Raina's form dipped over the years and since then his call-up to the national team has been more of a switch. The batsman has been chipping in with his play whenever the opportunity was provided has his role became more of a guy who helps the team project a score. Raina's form dropped after the UP batsman was unable to clear the yo-yo test which left him quite disappointed but made him prove a point failure. After clearing the test, Raina burst back into the scene for India's tour of South Africa in 2018 and since then the Indian fans have been witnessing classic Raina back to his beast form.read more
The Chennai Super Kings players started their preparations for IPL 13 from March 3 for the tournament earlier slated to stand from March 29.
Suresh Raina on Monday posted a throwback picture with former Indian captain MS Dhoni.
Indian cricketer Suresh Raina hailed his CSK teammate Faf du Plessis after he and his wife helped feed 35,000 children amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Raina, recently, revealed that due to Yuvraj Singh's bad stomach, he got the chance to make his Test debut.
Duminy's IPL XI had some shocking exclusions as Chennai Super Kings duo MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina didn't find a place in his team
CSK star Suresh Raina picked two players from the franchise he would love to partner in quarantine.
Raina was an integral part of India's fielding revolution under MS Dhoni's leadership which was later continued by current captain Virat Kohli.
Five years since the game, Raina recalled his 74-run knock while revealing a clever change in plan from then skipper MS Dhoni.
Raina believes that Rohit's calmness and ability to motivate players makes him very similar to Dhoni.
Indian batsman Suresh Raina joined a list of cricketers who have criticised Shahid Afridi for his recent remarks on Kashmir.
Rhodes also lavished praise on 2011 ODI World Cup winner Raina who is himself a brilliant fielder.
Raina and Rohit on Tuesday selected their combined playing XI comprising players from Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians during an Instagram Live discussion.
Raina said that Dhoni was batting and keeping wickets well during the practice sessions that Chennai Super Kings held before the pandemic outbreak brought a halt to all cricket activities.
The 2011 World Cup-winning player last played for India in the 2018 tour of England, but following a poor string of runs during the series, he was dropped. Overall, the 33-year-old has played 226 ODIs, 78 T20Is for India along with 18 Tests.
Raina and Rohit initially named each other as part of the squad placing each other at No.3 and 4 respectively but then pulled out their names and instead played the role of a selector in naming the XI
Cricketers have been more than active on social media sites during the lockdown phase interacting with the fans or among themselves through such live sessions as all professional sport have come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Raina made a cameo in an Instagram Live session of Chennai Super Kings with his wife Priyanka and revealed she is a massive Messi fan but for him and other CSK players, MS Dhoni is parallel to the Barcelona star.
Pathan revealed that the selectors had declared him 'buddha' at the age of 30 while in other countries players have made their debut in 30, citing the example of Australia's Michael Hussey who is known as Mr. Cricket.
While Pathan retired from all forms of cricket in January this year, Raina has not played for India since July 2018.
The Chennai Super Kings franchise Twitter handle put a smile on cricket fans face by sharing a video clip of Suresh Raina meeting Dhoni ahead of coronavirus pandemic.