A pavilion of the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) is proposed to be named after former India cricketer, Suresh Raina. According to the news agency IANS, a proposal for the same has gone to the UP government, which owns the stadium.
Born in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, the left-hander has represented India in over 300 international games. Raina was part of the 2011 World Cup-winning team and is much remembered for his crucial knocks in the quarterfinal against Australia and semifinal versus Pakistan. He has also won three Indian Premier League(IPL) titles with Chennai Super Kings(CSK).
Suresh Raina to return to cricket with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Suresh Raina is set to return to cricket with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, scheduled to begin on January 10. He attended a camp of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association and posted pictures of his practice session on his Instagram.
Raina announced his international retirement earlier in the year, hours after former skipper MS Dhoni did on 15th August. The southpaw last played a professional game in the final of the 2019 IPL against Mumbai Indians. He was involved in a controversy after he returned from the UAE where the 13th edition of the IPL was slated to happen.
It was rumoured that the CSK vice-captain was not happy with the room he and his family were allotted, however, Suresh Raina cleared the air revealing personal reasons for pulling out of the tournament.
The 34-year-old will participate in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, and may even play in further domestic competitions to be match fit for the next season of the IPL- which is expected to happen in India in April.