Team India bus driver recalls Suresh Raina’s kind gesture when his wife was ill

Indian cricket team bus driver on the England tour, Jeff Goodwin recently revealed that he will never forget Suresh Raina’s kind gesture a few years ago when his wife was ill.

“This team is the best. Raina, a few years ago in Leeds, gave me his shirt to auction when my wife was ill. I will never forget that,” Goodwin was quoted as saying while speaking to bcci.tv.


“Mr. Kohli sits in front and this gentleman here (pointing towards Chahal) calls me an old man,” said Goodwin. To which, Chahal replied from the back, “Because you are.”

Virat Kohli & Co. will play their first Test at Edgbaston on August 1, and Goodwin also told that the current crop of Indian cricketers are very friendly.

“I like the lads, they are all friendly. They are great to get on with. In my times, the Australians would be drinking all the time after the game and staying inside the changing room till 2 am in the morning but now, not as much,” he added.

Goodwin also revealed how because of Darren Lehmann, he got the nickname Popeye and now even has a tattoo of the same.

“In 2004, when I was driving Australia, Darren Lehmann was then making drinks and he was a player then and he says ‘You…we like you. We will give you a nickname and he was telling me all the players’ nicknames and after a few days, he went, you are Popeye and everybody calls me Popeye and I’ve even got a tattoo of Popeye now,” Goodwin concluded.

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