Raina replies to Yuvraj’s comment concerning MS Dhoni’s favourite player
India’s flamboyant left-handed batsman Suresh Raina is currently out of the Indian cricket team set up and it has really been a couple of years since he played for India. The out-of-favour cricketer made a comeback in 2018 but unfortunately, he failed to capitalise those chances to good effect and is still not giving up in making a comeback into the Indian national cricket team.
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh had recently made a comment that Suresh Raina is the favourite player of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. Subsequently, Suresh Raina replied to Yuvi’s comment and went on to recall the good old days of how he was backed by MS Dhoni during his low times.
“I would say MS definitely supported me, he supported me because he knew I have talent, I’ve done it for him, CSK and Team India, whenever he supported me. The best part about him is that he will tell you after two games, ‘If you don’t score, I’ve to take a big step.’ I said just give me one or two games, I will make sure not to repeat mistakes,” Raina added.
The elegant cricketer also addressed the fact that middle-order batsmen have to face quite a lot of challenges as they will face different situations in every match.
“You know, middle-order isn’t easy, every game you play sometimes you bat for 10-15 overs and sometimes for 30 overs. Our position is different and we’ve to chip in with the ball, we’ve to get 2-3 wickets and we’ve to save 15-20 runs. Middle-order has always been challenging for me, but, I’ve always taken everything positively,” the 33-year-old added in a statement.
He also went on to thank the former Indian captain MS Dhoni for all much-needed support he got from him. Moreover, he named MS Dhoni as the best captain of the Indian cricket team after Sourav Ganguly.
“I am thankful to MS because he’s always been my great admirer and he always knew what sort of talent I have. I think it’s all destiny. He’s the greatest captain we had after Dada, so I think we should really enjoy things when we play the World Cup. God has been kind in all difficult situations, it’s difficult to say now that I got less or more chances, I am happy that I was part of that WC, he supported me, I delivered, so I think I can’t ask for more,” he further said.