One of the major contributors for the team during the ICC World Cup 2011, Suresh Raina hasn’t had the best of the times after the conclusion of the successful tournament. Despite performing brilliantly for the team, he has been dropped from the team citing fitness concerns. However, he made a successful return to the Indian National Cricket Team once again.
But, the result was the same, as he was dropped again despite performing brilliantly for the team. Speaking of the same, the stylish southpaw quoted that he was shocked when he was dropped from the team. However, he added that there is no right for him to question the selection.
Who Wouldn’t Want To Lift The World Cup Twice?
In an exclusive interview with Times Now, the flamboyant batsman quoted that he is willing to perform well in the upcoming Indian Premier League to get into the scheme of things again for the grand event. He also expressed his disappointment for being dropped.
Suresh Raina believes that he did reasonably well to be retained in the team. However, he understands that the selectors have got their ideas on certain players for the team in the grand event. Apart from all those, he is hopeful of a good IPL stint.
”Definitely. I was surely not expecting to be dropped because I got limited matches to play and during those matches, I did fairly well. But you know, you can’t really blame anyone for these things. I work hard, focus on my form & fitness every day. I am continuing to do my job,” Suresh Raina quoted.
”I have always given my best to the team I play for, be it national, domestic or IPL. And, I’ll continue to do so during any upcoming matches too, irrespective of the circumstance. But yes, who wouldn’t want to lift the World Cup twice (laughs),” he inferred.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for Suresh Raina in upcoming Indian Premier League. The fans of Chennai Super Kings has got a lot of hopes on him, as he is their prime contributor over the years. His performance in IPL 2019 might also pave a way for him to the ICC World Cup 2019.