Former Indian cricketer and CSK superstar Suresh Raina have added another feather to his already glorious hat, however, this time for reasons not related to cricket. On Friday, Suresh Raina received an honorary doctorate from Chennai’s Vels University.
Suresh Raina Posted A Special Tweet
Yes, the Chennai-based university felicitated Raina with the big honor in a special convocation held at the college premises. At the college, Raina received a lot of love and adulation from the fans of Chennai Super Kings, who fondly call him “Chinna Thala”.
Raina took to his social media and shared images from the convocation ceremony on his official Twitter account. In his post, Raina asserted that he was humbled to receive the honor. After receiving the honor, Suresh Raina also spoke about his love for Chennai and the special place that it holds in his heart. Sharing the pictures with his fans, Raina wrote:
“I am humbled to receive this honor from the outstanding institution VELS Institute of Science & technology & Advanced Studies @VelsVistas @IshariKGanesh Sir. I am moved by all the love & thank you from the bottom of my heart. Chennai is home & it has a special place for me,”
Check out the Tweet:
I am humbled to receive this honour from the outstanding institution VELS Institute of Science & technology & Advanced Studies @VelsVistas @IshariKGanesh Sir. I am moved by all the love & thank you from the bottom of my heart. Chennai is home & it has a special place for me ❤️✨ pic.twitter.com/bZenkMwid8
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 5, 2022
Suresh Raina or Chinna Thala is one of the most loved cricketers, who has played a total of 18 Test matches, 226 ODIs, and 78 T20Is for the Indian cricket team over the course of an international career which lasted 13 years. Raina’s last appearance for the Indian cricket team came in 2018, while he announced his retirement from the game of cricket on 15th August 2020, just moments after his good friend and mentor MS Dhoni announced his retirement.
Apart from his career with Team India, Raina was an integral part of Chennai Super Kings, however, everyone was left in shock after he went unsold at the 2022 IPL mega auction and CSK didn’t retain him. Raina was a part of IPL 2022 but as a commentator.