India batsman Suresh Raina, who recently celebrated his 33rd birthday, on Thursday took to Twitter to admire the wishes he received and thanked fans and fellow cricketers for making his day.
From Virender Sehwag to Harbhajan Singh, all the veteran cricketers wished the Chinna Thala on a special day.
Humbled & blessed to receive so many birthday greetings. Thank you all for your love & kind wishes, you have made my day!🙏🎂☝️
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 27, 2019
However, there was another cricketer whose wish seems to be pretty inimitable and close to Raina’s heart.
Raina is one of the finest fielders in world cricket and on his birthday, he got the message from the best in the business. ‘Fielding God’ Jonty Rhodes wished the southpaw in an exceptional style.
In his tweet, Rhodes mentioned Raina as ‘Chhota bhaee’:
“@ImRaina chhota bhaee hope it has been a wonderful birthday spent with family and friends. I know there are millions of fans, just like me, looking forward to watching you perform at your best again, soon.”
@ImRaina chhota bhaee hope it has been a wonderful birthday spent with family and friends. I know there are millions of fans, just like me, looking forward to watching you perform at your best again, soon 🎁🎈💥
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) November 27, 2019
Apart from the cricketers, Bollywood star Suniel Shetty also poured in wishes for the UP born cricketer.
Here’s wishing one of my favourite southpaws @ImRaina a very very happy birthday … love and best wishes.
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) November 27, 2019
At present, Raina is eyeing for a comeback to the national side after a gap of almost a year. As per media reports, Raina has revealed that he is confident that he could deliver as India’s number four batsman. He also laid out his plans to earn a recall to the national side by 2020.
Relieve the best knock of ‘Chinna Thala’ posted by the official CSK Twitter handle:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 27, 2019