Chennai Super Kings made a great start in the first match of the second phase of IPL 2021. Chennai beat Mumbai Indians (CSK beat MI) by 20 runs. Chennai may have won this match but except for Rituraj Gaikwad, none of their batsmen could impress. Du Plessis, Moeen Ali could not open the account and Ambati Rayudu retired hurt due to injury. In the end, Bravo played a quick inning and Gaikwad scored an unbeaten 88 to somehow take the team to 156 runs. During Chennai’s batting, Rituraj Gaikwad made a lot of headlines with his batting, but on the other hand, one of its most experienced cricketers, Suresh Raina was called a school player. Yes, this comment on Suresh Raina was made by former South African fast bowler Dale Steyn.
Suresh Raina played a very bad shot on the ball of Trent Boult and he was out. After Raina’s dismissal, Dale Steyn gave his reaction to his batting. Raina said, ‘Raina did not want to play the bouncer. He looked like a school cricketer. I could not believe that an international cricketer is doing this. The way Raina got out was embarrassing. His bat also broke while playing the shot. Yes, maybe if that ball had gone for a six, I would not have said this, but he batted very poorly.
Raina played an irresponsible shot
Let us tell you that when Suresh Raina came to the crease, Chennai Super Kings had lost the wicket of Duplessis, Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu had retired hurt, but despite this Raina forcibly lost his wicket by playing a risky shot. Well, this is just the beginning, it would be wrong to question Suresh Raina’s talent with just one innings. This left-handed batsman is at number three in terms of scoring the most runs in the IPL. Raina’s bat has scored 5,495 runs in 201 matches.