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Cricket Buzz: Raina accolades former India legend for being his support system

Cricket Buzz: Raina accolades former India legend for being his support system

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The veteran left-hander Suresh Raina made his second debut in the Indian team after a gap of one year, and he expressed his thankfulness towards the former Indian legend.get more India Cricket news on Sportslibro.com.

 

Suresh Raina says the former Indian player Rahul Dravid showed him to live a life and also termed Rahul Dravid as his elder brother.

 

Raina said: “I have always idolized Rahul Dravid. He was my first captain and he has always been an elder brother to me. Hum log thay UP waale desi ekdum. Pata nahi tha kaise khana hai, cutlery kaise use karni hai. Bass yeh pata tha ki ball ko maarna kaise hai. Unse milne ke baad ek saleeka aaya, ek tehzeeb aayi. Dravid showed the way to lead life and the attitude that a player should have. Rahul bhai supported me a lot,”

 

The southpaw also retracts an incident when he was felling down before a match and the great Rahul Dravid walked up to him and eulogy him for his fielding credentials., the CSK player also says that he can even ready to give his life for a leader like Dravid.

 

Raina added: “I remember that at one of the matches where I couldn’t score any runs, I was sitting with Irfan (Pathan) and he was eating and I told him ‘pata nahi kal ka match khelenge ya nahi.’ Rahul bhai told us that it was the time when we should show our strength in fielding. I think that day I really performed well in the later half of the game. Do-teen players out karein maine. Agar koi Rahul bhai ki tarah motivate kare toh hum toh aise hai ki apni jaan bhi de de,”

 

In his comeback match against South Africa Raina made 15 runs in just 7 balls and also took three important catches, the Indian team won the first T20 match by 28 runs and they will play their next T20 match against South Africa on Wednesday at SuperSport Park, Centurion.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75