Raina names current best Indian fielder
Suresh Raina has always been regarded as one of the better fielders in Indian cricket history. He showed his skills either of any team he has been a part of – be it India, Gujarat Lions or Chennai Super Kings franchise.
Raina’s quick ability to run to the ball, grab it and aim it at the stumps, make him a dangerous opponent. But Raina, himself picked his favorite fielder in the Indian cricket team he played with in an interview recently.
Raina named Ajinkya Rahane when he was asked to name the best Indian fielder in the current Indian team in the interview with sportsscreen.
“Ajinkya Rahane has better catching skills. I always love his positions while fielding. He has a different kind of power. His body can bend when he moves, that is very different from the rest,”
“He is a very good slip fielder, he judges the batsman’s movement from behind and anticipates, which is very important as the distance is not much between the slip fielder and batsman. He also practices like that so it makes it easier during matches,” he further added.
Raina also talked about the batting position he plays in, “No, I never questioned him about it. I remember during the 2015 World Cup he sent me higher up the order to bat and I got 70-80 odd in that game. Later that evening I asked him, how and why did you think of sending me that high up and he said because they had two leg-spinners bowling and he knew that I would play them better. Even now I think about those occasions.”