‘Thala’ MS Dhoni And ‘Chinna Thala’ Suresh Raina Reunite At Lord’s: About half the band of India’s glorious 2011 World Cup final team was back together on Thursday – at the storied Lord’s for the India-England ODI match.
‘Thala’ MS Dhoni And ‘Chinna Thala’ Suresh Raina Reunite At Lord’s
In attendance at the Lord’s were former skipper MS Dhoni, legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, another former captain and the current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, former batsman Suresh Raina and former off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
They were being shown at frequently by the broadcasters as they enjoyed the game in which India were dominating with the ball.
Tendulkar was seated with BCCI President Ganguly, along with the ICC Chairman Greg Barclay; Suresh Raina was seen alongside Harbhajan and Dhoni.
Raina took to his social media handles to upload a few pictures of himself basking in the sun alongside Dhoni and Harbhajan.
“Great watching the boys in blue @harbhajan_singh @msdhoni,” Raina tweeted.
Here, check out Raina’s tweet:
Great watching the boys in blue @harbhajan_singh @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/1UEGAzEG7R
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 14, 2022
Fans were delighted to see the reunion of ‘Thala’ and ‘Chinna Thala’. While MS Dhoni continued to lead the Chennai Super Kings, Raina, the franchise’s all-time leading run-scorer, was not picked in the IPL and did commentary stints during the season earlier along with Harbhajan.
Raina and Dhoni’s picture went viral on social media within minutes and eked out lovely reactions from fans. Here are some of them:
Thala and Chinna Thala
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) July 14, 2022
Wonderful to have you all here at Lord’s, @ImRaina.#LoveLords
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) July 14, 2022
— MSDian (@ItzThanesh) July 14, 2022
Alexa play “Tera yaar hoon main” by Arijit Singh@msdhoni @ImRaina pic.twitter.com/9hlNqyLODy
— ♡ (@dhonified07) July 14, 2022
two legends in one frame
— N. (@Relax_Boiss) July 14, 2022
— rishab pant (@trollingadda1) July 14, 2022
— Chill_pixel (@dreamer_ammu) July 14, 2022
This duo https://t.co/rBwntyjvv4
— Vignesh Ravi (@Vignesh27472449) July 14, 2022
Dhoni looking dashing fit & handsome hunk https://t.co/beZq5fIDE6
— Dark_.knight (@darkfeelings007) July 14, 2022
MahiRaina Reunion #MSDhoni #SureshRaina https://t.co/GExKrYQyRm
— Shreyansh (@shreyansh0727) July 14, 2022
Meanwhile, speaking about the Lord’s ODI, Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first once again. Virat Kohli, who missed the Oval ODI due to a groin injury, is not fit and slotted back in the eleven replacing Shreyas Iyer.
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna