Suresh Raina is one of the best left-handers that India has ever produced. He is also one of the best fielders in the world. He may not have too many records to his name, but he has always played an innings which saved the team. Today we will take a look at 4 reasons why Suresh Raina is one of the most selfless cricketers in the world.
Celebrating Kohli’s century before him
In the 2015 CWC, Raina and Kohli were batting well together, with Virat inching towards a hundred. The above screen grab is just moments before they completed the single and Kohli completed his century. You can see that Raina has already started celebrating. This shows what a gem of a person he is.
Batting at any position to help the team
Raina is a team player. He has batted at all positions from number 3 to 7. That in itself is a testament of his selflessness. He never looked for personal success, and always put his country’s needs ahead of his. He adapted to any situation that was presented to him and came out with flying colors.
First to congratulate other players
While Raina is no longer in contention for being selected in the longer formats of the game, it hasn’t stopped him for being the first to congratulate someone on their achievement, even if he is a direct competitor to Raina himself. He has always been a good bloke who only wants what’s best for the team.
Consoling Rishabh Pant
Gujarat Lions were taking on Delhi Daredevils, and Delhi were chasing a hefty target of 209 runs. They were well on track, thanks to an explosive Pant. However, Pant’s world came crumbling down as he got caught behind on 97. He was incredibly dejected, and Raina, the opposing captain came to him and consoled him. There are very less moments of sportsmanship in cricket that can better this.