The current crop of young people in the Indian cricket team is extremely talented and former Indian batsman Suresh Raina is very impressed with some of the young and talented cricketers the country has seen in the past year. From Rishabh Pant to Mohammed Siraj, every player has left their mark and left their mark on their authority with impressive performances both at home and abroad. Right now, some of them are in England preparing for what promises to be a grueling series of five tests, while another set are in Sri Lanka for three tests and ODI.
About fifteen years ago, Suresh Raina was at the same stage of his career. After making his India debut in 2005, Raina’s career got off to a flying start before establishing himself as one of India’s leading mid-order drummers. Over the years, Raina grew in stature before injuries knocked him out of the squad and he finally announced his international retirement on August 15 of last year.
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Currently enjoying the success of her biography release, Believe, Raina is enjoying life away from the pitch for the time being and, in an interview with News24 Sports, spoke about various topics. Raina has been asked to name players of India’s current setup that impress him, and the 34-year-old has chosen obvious names and ones that are less obvious.
“I think of Devdutt Padikkal from Karnataka. After him, Ruturaj Gaikwad from Maharashtra. He is a gun player. Axar Patel worked very hard and he performed very well in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja,” said Raina said.
However, the only name that surprisingly escaped Raina’s list was Rishabh Pant, who is a totally different player since returning to the Test squad in the series against Australia last year, and here’s the reason. for which. “You see, he got into the senior category. He’s grown up. He’s also hitting the four now and not just the six,” he explained.
In addition, Raina also chose Mohammed Siraj and credited Rahul Dravid for his contribution to Indian cricket. Dravid, as a former coach of India’s A and Under 19 teams, has helped shape the careers of some promising young Indian cricket such as Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, and continues to work on its development. as head of the NCA and currently coach of the Indian team in Sri Lanka. Raina wished the Indian team a good lead on their streak and sent their best wishes to captain Shikhar Dhawan.
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“Even Mohammed Siraj plays bowling so well. And somewhere I think the credit goes to Rahul Dravid who worked extremely hard with the Under-19 team, which is why he is now part of the squad. senior and best wishes to Shikhar Dhawan, he will do well and return to the test team because he too is a very great player for India and he must hope to perform well in Sri Lanka, “added Raina.
Outside of the Indian squad, Raina listed the names of some of the fringe players, who have produced consistent performances in both national cricket and IPL. “So certainly Priyam Garg from Uttar Pradesh. Karn Sharma is another Uttar Pradesh player who has played really well. From Punjab there is Abhishek Sharma, who impressed me a lot. Sachin Baby also works a lot. ,” he added.