Suresh Raina is looking forward to the IPL 2021 remainder season in October and is eager to win the title once again for MS Dhoni. Raina is an integral part of Chennai Super Kings who lifts three IPL trophy in IPL sofar.
Raina Keen to lift IPL 2021 Trophy
Recently Suresh Raina explains the banter with MS Dhoni which happened during an international match. Apart from which both the cricketers shares a brotherhood bond on and off the cricket field.
Moreover, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina retired from international cricket on the same day(August 15, 2020).
Speaking exclusively on Star Sports show Cricket Connected, former Team India batsman Suresh Raina talks about winning IPL 2021 title for MS Dhoni, “We’ve played a lot of matches for India as well as CSK. He has played almost 200 matches for India and for CSK.
I think it`s just the emotion and on top of that we have that respect for each other. I have learned a lot from him, and he is like a big brother to me. We have won a lot of trophies together and have lost a lot of finals as well, but I think the belief, the respect we have for each other is immense.
And that’s what everyone loves about it (our bond). Hopefully, when we go to Dubai, we will have a camp and we can again win it for him. I think the way we were playing this year; we were having some extra confidence from his captaincy and he was enjoying each other`s success.
He was giving freedom to all the players and having Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Faf du Plessis on the side, we had the momentum. Hopefully, when we go to Dubai, we can do it again for MS.”
India will be locking horns against Pakistan at the ICC T20 World Cup this year as both teams are placed in the same group.
Suresh Raina also talked about his most memorable game against Pakistan, “I think the match against Pakistan in 2011 World Cup is the most memorable one. India had to win the semi-final as the game was crucial for both teams. Pakistan was on top of the pool, as they played a lot of matches in Sri Lanka.
Definitely, I would say 2011 (was most memorable). After that, our team got stronger and we never lost against them in the World Cup. 2011 World Cup was critical because we were playing the tournament on our home soil and we had pressure to play one more game in the final. The emotions were different but, we all managed to stay calm.
When you’re playing against Pakistan, you make sure you give your best. You need to give it back to your team; you need to work hard on your intention, planning, and every other thing. We worked hard, and the whole team did well.”
The IPL 2021 has been postponed by BCCI from its mid way owing to the spread of COVID19 cases inside the bio bubble. The remaining of the IPL 2021 is scheduled to play from 17th September with the final on 10th October in UAE.