Veteran Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina is feeling very happy after Sourav Ganguly has taken the President role of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
On Wednesday (23rd November), Sourav Ganguly has officially become the 39th BCCI President. After the Maharajah of Vizianagram, the “Prince of Calcutta” Sourav Ganguly became the second Indian cricketer as well as captain to hold the BCCI President post.
The entire Indian cricket family congratulate the former Indian captain who once showed the Indian national cricket team the right path as a captain. Many Indian cricketers, who played with Ganguly, are very happy to see him as the BCCI President. The 32-year-old Suresh Raina is one of them.
The talented middle-order batsman Suresh Raina made his international cricket debut in 2005 and he is still active in cricket. Though he played only two ODIs with Ganguly in the international career, Raina learnt a lot from his senior cricketer. In cricket, their biggest similarity is both are the left-handed batsman who can destroy any opponents on their day.
This makes me so happy – Suresh Raina
On his official social media accounts, Raina congratulated Ganguly for his new role and shared his feeling.
Raina posted, “This makes me so happy. Having learnt from and played with you Dada, I know that you’re going to excel at your new role , treat it with utmost sincerity and passion, much like you always did on field. Congratulations, @SGanguly99 and all the best for the journey ahead.👍”
In his international career, Raina has played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is. The left-handed batsman has scored 768 Test runs (average 26.48), 5,615 ODI runs (average 35.31) and 1,605 T20I runs (average 29.18).
Once Raina was India’s one of the most important cricketers in the limited-overs formats. He was one of the members during India’s victory in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
While Raina played his last Test in 2015, he played both his last ODI and T20I in July 2018. After the IPL 2019, Raina hasn’t played a professional cricket match yet.
However, Raina is serious to make another comeback in the national team soon.