Suresh Raina, the former Indian middle-order batsman, recently met Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju.
The 2011 World Cup-winner and a three-time Indian Premier League champions, Raina took to his official Twitter account, where he wrote-
“It was wonderful meeting you @KirenRijiju Sir.. We had a great conversation on sports, and wonderful to know the progress our country in making in all sports verticals. Also loved his cricketing journey too 🙂 #kheloindia. Also loved his cricketing journey too,”
Kiren Rijiju retweeted Raina’s tweet before lauding the Indian southpaw for his efforts in promoting and supporting the youth across all sports.
“It’s pleasure meeting @ImRaina and appreciates your efforts to promote and support our youth in all the sports.” Rijiju wrote.
Suresh Raina called time on his 15-year international career on Independence day earlier this year.
The former World Cup winner was supposed to feature in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League but the southpaw pulled out of the event citing personal reasons.
Raina’s absence left a big hole in CSK’s outfit as the three-time champions struggled to plug the gap in their batting-unit, paving way for the MS Dhoni-led outfit to bow out of the tournament before the playoffs stage for the first time in their history.