Suresh Raina replied, remained in the team not because of Dhoni’s kindness but because of his ability

New Delhi. Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) and Suresh Raina (Suresh Raina) have a very good friendship. Both have played cricket together for a long time. The special thing about the cricket career of both of them has been that both of them announced their retirement on the same day on August 15 last year. Many times questions have been raised about Raina that he remained in the team despite his poor performance due to his friendship with Dhoni. Now Raina has openly answered all these questions in his book ‘Believe’.

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Not Dhoni, was in the team because of his ability
Raina denied this and wrote, ‘It is said that I have got opportunities in Team India because of Dhoni, but I want to tell you that I was part of the Indian team because of my ability. It hurts when people attribute our friendship as the reason for my place in Team India.

Dhoni knows how to give my best
Raina wrote, ‘Dhoni knew how to give me the best performance and I trusted him. I have always made my place in Team India on the strength of my game, just like I have earned Mahi’s trust and respect.

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Raina’s cricket career
Raina has played 226 ODI matches for Team India, in which he scored 5615 runs at an average of 35.31. Apart from this, he has scored 1604 runs in 78 T20 matches at an average of 29.16. However, Raina’s Test career did not last that long. But he had scored a century in his very first Test. Suresh is one of the most successful players in IPL. He plays for Chennai Super Kings, the team led by Dhoni.


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