Not long ago, Suresh Raina was one of the most reliable members of Indian Cricket Team in limited-overs cricket. But, one bad series in which he lost form, led to his ouster from the team and since then he is struggling to make a comeback.
During the period Suresh Raina was away from Indian cricket team, he gained a lot of weight and lost his fitness due to an illness. But, in the last few months, since IPL, he has been working very hard on his fitness and game to impress the selectors and make a comeback to international cricket.
In Indian Premier League 2017, Suresh Raina batted brilliantly and he was one of the leading run-scorers of the tournament. But, the sectors preferred to stick with their ongoing combination and ignored Raina for the ICC Champions Trophy.
But, being a fighter that Suresh Raina is, he didn’t lose hope and kept working hard on his body and game.
On Tuesday, Raina shared a picture of himself sitting at the airport before boarding the flight for Bangalore to give his fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Looking sharp as ever, Raina looked dashing in a casual t-shirt, rugged denims and bright pair of sunglasses.
This will be a big Test for Raina as the last international match he played was way back in February. It was a T20I game between India and England.
Check out the picture here:
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) August 8, 2017
Earlier, Suresh Raina wasn’t given a central contract by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. And this was a big blow for the Uttar Pradesh batsman. With age not on his side and problem of plenty in the middle order, Raina will have to keep giving spectacular performances to push the selectors for a spot in the national team.
But, he surely needs the support of his fans.