Left-arm batsman Suresh Raina helped Team India win a number of matches.
Mumbai, June 8 : Left-arm batsman Suresh Raina helped Team India win a number of matches. Suresh Raina, who plays in the middle order, has often run in difficult situations. Raina was a key player in Team India for a long time in ODI and T20 cricket, but he also had to endure taunts as he was often friends with Dhoni. Suresh Raina has expressed his anger over all this in his book. “We are in Team India just because we are friends with Dhoni,” Raina said in his book Believe.
‘Dhoni knew how to get the best out of me. I believed him too. It was very sad when our friendship and my selection in Team India were combined. Every time I got a place in Team India because of my ability, ‘said Raina.
Dhoni and Raina’s friendship is very old, they both came to Team India almost together. Dhoni made his debut for Team India in 2004 and Raina in 2005. The friendship between the two is so strong that Raina announced his retirement shortly after Dhoni retired from international cricket on August 15, 2020.
Raina has scored 5,615 runs for India in 226 matches at an average of 35.31, including 5 centuries and 36 fifties. In T20, he scored 1605 runs in 66 innings at an average of 29.18, to his name is also a century in T20 Internationals. Raina scored 768 runs in 18 Tests with the help of a century.