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Here’s why Suresh Raina is trending on Twitter, Indian T20 League return on the cards?

Raina went unsold in the mega auction

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina (Image source: Twitter)

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina was trending on social media today, 2nd March after rumours of him returning to the Indian T20 League. Suresh Raina, also known as Chinna Thala, was unsold in the mega auction and his long run with the Chennai franchise came to an end.

The left-handed batter was a part of the team for all the seasons they played in the Indian T20 League. He was MS Dhoni’s deputy throughout the dominant run Chennai enjoyed in the previous seasons. However, he was let got off the franchise after a poor show in 2020 and 2021.

Meanwhile, Jason Roy pulled out of the Indian T20 League citing the need to spend some time with family. The Gujarat team is now left with limited options to replace him within the squad. However, they have an option to call in a replacement for the English player.

Twitter exploded as many fans suggested that Suresh Raina can be a great replacement for Jason Roy. He is a veteran of the tournament, having scored over 5500 runs in the 205 games. The 35-year old has played with a decent strike rate of 136.7 in the tournament. He also has a century and as many as 39 half-centuries to his name.

Raina was the skipper of the other Gujarat Team when Chennai was banned for the 2016 and the 2017 seasons. With him being available, the new Gujarat team can look at him as a potential replacement. 

 

 

 

 

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