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

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.