It has been a few days when Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh created a controversy by saying that Suresh Raina enjoyed the backing he got from the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni and he also called Suresh as “favorite player” of MS Dhoni.
Suresh Raina did justice to his selection in the team, here and there, he was an exceptional fielder but he wasn’t consistent with the bat. And therefore he found himself at the other side of the radar, when MS Dhoni stepped down from the position of the captaincy and Virat Kohli took over his position.
Recently, in an interview with Fancode, Suresh Raina finally responded to the claims made by Yuvraj Singh and he accepted the fact that MS supported him because he has talent and he has proved the same playing for India and CSK. He said:
“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,”
Suresh Raina also talked about the difficulties faced by a middle-order batsman. He had said:
“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,”
He further thanked MS Dhoni for always backing him and also termed him as the greatest captain. He said:
“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,”