MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina (Photo- Twitter)
MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina (Photo- Twitter)

Former Indian player Suresh Raina said that he would vote for MS Dhoni ahead of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar if both stand for the post of Prime Minister of the country.

Raina is very well known to share an amicable bond with the former Indian skipper at such a level that the pair was dubbed as ‘Thala-Chinna Thala’ by CSK fans, in Tamil ‘Thala’ is called as a leader and ‘Chinna Thala’ means the right hand of the leader.

The left-handed batsman had declared his international retirement hours after the former Indian skipper announced his decision to hang his boots from international cricket and Raina promises to do the same for CSK.

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina. Image Credits: Twitter

“We’ve (him and Dhoni) played a lot of matches for India as well as 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,” Raina said on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected in July while expressing his bond with Dhoni.

Have to give a vote to the captain MS Dhoni: Suresh Raina

Recently when the CSK top-order batsman was asked to select his PM choice between Dhoni and Tendulkar, the southpaw opted to go with his captain.

“MS Dhoni. Sachin is also a player, have to give a vote to the captain,” Raina said on RJ Raunac’s YouTube channel.

Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings, IPL
Suresh Raina (Image Credit: Twitter)

2-3 players are there who fake a phone call to get out during bill: Suresh Raina

Raina also talked about Ravindra Jadeja faking a phone call when it comes to pay the bill in a restaurant.

“There are many players. When everyone is sitting together, people try to pay their own share, that is nice. When I host, I make sure that it’s my responsibility to settle. 2-3 players are there who fake a phone call to get out, there are players like that. Jaddu,” Raina said.

Raina will be playing for CSK in the remaining matches of IPL 2021, currently, they stand second on the points table with 10 points and will resume their tournament against arch-rivals Mumbai Indians on September 19.

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