The last few days would have been very disturbing for cricket fans across the nation as reports of Suresh Raina’s death were doing the rounds all over the social media. From posts to videos, there was absolutely no dearth of the tragic news. The repots suggested that the batting star had a fatal road accident, leaving the fans in utter shock.
However, on Monday ( February 11), Raina himself confirmed that the reports are hoax. The World Cup-winning star hit back at all the news reports while saying that he is trying all he could to ensure that the miscreants get punishment.
The southpaw took to Twitter to slam the news before stating that the channels showing the news on Youtube have been reported. He also revealed that the fake news had left his family and friends disturbed, writing:
“Past few days there has been fake news of me being hurt in a car accident.The hoax has my family & friends deeply disturbed. Please ignore any such news; with god’s grace I’m doing absolutely fine.Those @youtube channels have been reported & hope strict actions will be taken soon”
Past few days there has been fake news of me being hurt in a car accident.The hoax has my family & friends deeply disturbed. Please ignore any such news; with god’s grace I'm doing absolutely fine.Those @youtube channels have been reported & hope strict actions will be taken soon
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 11, 2019
Raina, meanwhile, has not played for India since the tour of England last year. He made a comeback to the team during the South Africa tour last year for the T20I series. He started off brilliantly, bagging the Man of the Match in the final T20I before scoring a fifty in Ireland. However, he failed to do well in the ODIs in England and was dropped soon. Since then, he has not earned another call and is unlikely to play for India any time soon.
He also had a poor campaign for Uttar Pradesh this season. In the last five Ranji Trophy matches, he managed to score just 243 runs. Raina will be next seen in action in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.