Chennai Super Kings’s Chinna Thala, i,e, Suresh Raina made a blockbuster return for the team in the ongoing clash against Delhi Capitals at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Suresh Raina, who had pulled out of IPL 2020 because of personal reasons despite reaching the UAE, which was the venue for IPL 2020. Raina proved why he is hailed as the backbone of CSK’s batting line-up as early as the first game of IPL 2021, as he smashed a powerful knock.
As the match kickstarted, Rishabh Pant won the toss and decided to bowl first. However, CSK’s openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis failed to give a solid start to the team as they were dismissed at 5 and 0 respectively. But Moeen Ali and CSK’s Mr. Dependable Suresh Raina took the game by storm from thereon.
Raina is back with a bang! ??
Brings up his FIFTY off 32 deliveries.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 10, 2021
Raina took his time to settle into his innings and formed a decent partnership with Moeen Ali. The two added 53 runs for the 3rd wicket in just 6.2 overs before Ali was dismissed by R Ashwin. However, Raina held the game and steadied the ship for CSK. He smashed Delhi Capitals spinners to all the corners of the ground. He smashed senior leg-spinner Amit Mishra high into the stands, tackling his googlies with his masterclass. Raina reached his fifty in style hitting a length ball from Marcus Stoinis into a vacant mid-wicket stand.
Raina scored 54 runs off 36 balls, where he smashed 3 fours and 4 stunning sixes before he was eventually run-out by Chris Woakes.
Meanwhile, the moment Suresh Raina marked his arrival in style, fans on social media went berserk and hailed Raina for his brilliant comeback. From amazing tributes to hilarious memes and reactions, fans just can’t get over the stunning comeback by Raina.
Here, check out some of the best memes we found on Twitter:
Suresh Raina right now pic.twitter.com/RAEYcXxU1u
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 10, 2021
Suresh Raina has learnt sign language and he says thanks for coming to the show. pic.twitter.com/lSXCNk8SOM
(@internetumpire) April 10, 2021
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) April 10, 2021
Raina brother I have nothing to give you, but contact me whenever you need 1 unit blood AB+. ?? #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 10, 2021
— رومانا (@RomanaRaza) April 10, 2021
CSK fans (who criticized Raina last year)after the Raina half century pic.twitter.com/BrCy9Jg6Tq
— H N (@ikaipullai) April 10, 2021
— Rajabets (@RajaBets) April 10, 2021
— Er.SaraVanaN ? (@Svn__Er) April 10, 2021
— Gagan (@gaganps_) April 10, 2021
— Venba supporting CSK (@paapabutterfly) April 10, 2021