WATCH: Suresh Raina responds hilariously to the question about his IPL comeback
Former India worldwide Suresh Raina is at the moment plying his commerce within the Legends League Cricket (LLC) for the India Maharajas. He performed an excellent innings of 49 runs off 41 balls within the match towards World Giants on Wednesday (March 15), and was the top-scorer for his aspect. Raina’s efficiency with the bat was good and it reminded everybody of his glory days.
Throughout the post-match press convention, Raina was requested about his comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL). He responded to the question by taking a hilarious dig at former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi. Raina said that not like Afridi, he isn’t somebody who makes a number of comebacks after saying retirement, and that there aren’t any probabilities of him returning to the IPL.
“Essential Suresh Raina hoon. Essential Shahid Afridi nahi hoon (laughs). Retirement le chuka hoon (I’m Suresh Raina, not Shahid Afridi. I’ve taken retirement),” he stated leaving everybody within the room in splits.
Right here’s the video:
‘Suresh Raina Hu, Shahid Afridi Nahin’
Hilarious Reply From Mr. IPL 😄@ImRaina #legendsleaguecricket #LLC2023 pic.twitter.com/GpV9uEa0wx
— Vaibhav Bhola 🇮🇳 (@VibhuBhola) March 15, 2023
Raina had introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on August 15, 2020, alongside along with his former Indian teammate MS Dhoni, and has not performed within the IPL because the 2021 season. He additionally introduced his IPL retirement after going unsold within the IPL 2022 mega public sale.
So far as the match between Indian Maharajas and World Giants in involved, the Harbhajan Singh-led crew managed to attain 136 runs for the lack of 9 wickets of their 20 overs, largely because of Raina’s contribution with the bat.
Brett Lee was the very best bowler for the World Giants, selecting up three wickets for simply 18 runs. Regardless of dropping seven wickets, World Giants chased down the goal fairly simply with Chris Gayle smashing 57 runs off 46 balls with 9 fours and a six, whereas Shane Watson contributed 26 runs. The Giants managed to get over the line in the 19th over of the innings.