Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina recently sat down for an interview in which he shared some interesting anecdotes about his friendship with fellow cricketer MS Dhoni. The two have been close friends for many years, and Raina played alongside Dhoni for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
During the interview, Raina was asked about his first meeting with Dhoni. He revealed that he was nervous and excited to meet the captain of the Indian cricket team for the first time. He recalled that he was playing a match in the under-19 team, and Dhoni had come to watch the game. Raina said that he was batting when Dhoni walked up to him and said, “Where is he going to hit?” Raina was surprised that Dhoni knew his name and was paying attention to his game.
Raina went on to talk about his close relationship with Dhoni. He said that they have a lot in common, and that Dhoni is like an elder brother to him. Raina also spoke about the emotional moment when he and Dhoni retired from international cricket on the same day. He said that it was a difficult decision, but that they both felt it was the right time to step away from the game.
The interview also touched on the topic of Raina’s retirement from the IPL. He revealed that he had been thinking about retiring for a while, and that he wanted to give younger players a chance to step up and shine. Raina said that he will always be a part of the Chennai Super Kings family, and that he is looking forward to supporting the team in the future.
Overall, the interview gave fans a glimpse into the strong friendship between Raina and Dhoni, and the deep respect and admiration they have for each other. Their bond goes beyond the cricket field, and it is clear that they will remain close for many years to come.