The former Indian cricketer met Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday. The left-handed batter took to Twitter to share a photo with Rijiju. “It was great to meet you @KirenRijiju Mister .. We had a great conversation about sports, and it was great to know the progress our country has made in all sports sectors,” Raina wrote in his tweet. “I loved his cricket trip too,” he added. Kiren Rijiju retweeted Raina, writing, “It is a pleasure to meet @ImRaina and appreciate your efforts to promote and support our youth in all sports.”
It was great to meet you @KirenRiju Sir .. We had a great conversation about sports, and it’s great to know the progress our country has made in all sports. Loved his cricket trip too 🙂 #kheloindia pic.twitter.com/YW3dw6BEyw
– Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 29, 2020
Suresh Raina announced his retirement from international cricket in August, clearing the curtains of a 15-year career in which he won the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.
Raina was all set to play in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 for Chennai Super Kings, but withdrew from the league in the United Arab Emirates for personal reasons.
CSK struggled in his absence, becoming the first team not to qualify for a playoff spot. This is the first time in IPL history that CSK has not made it to the knockout stages.
Suresh Raina represented India in 226 one-day internationals, scoring 5,615 runs, including five centuries and 36 fifties.
He also played 78 T20 Internationals (T20Is), scoring 1,605 points. He was the first Indian to score a T20I century.
Raina was also the player with the most limits in the IPL for this season, with CSK captain MS Dhoni now holding that honor.
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