WATCH: Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant hit the nets post prolonged COVID-19 hiatus

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Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant. (Image Source: Twitter)

Out of favour Indian international Suresh Raina, in his bid to shrug off the rust due to prolonged COVID-19 hiatus, has hit the nets, yet again.


Raina was joined by former Indian teammate Rishabh Pant at Ghaziabad by taking all precautions in the area which has already recorded as many as 3000 coronavirus cases.

The elegant southpaw hit some lovely flicks through the leg side and a few trademark off-side strokes. Both Raina and Pant looked at their very best in the 8-minute long video shared by the former on Instagram.


‘Work hard, Never Give Up & Get rewarded,’ captioned Raina’s post.

Now, a significant contingent of the Indian cricket team has resumed their training amidst growing cases of COVID-19 cases in India.


The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav also resumed their training lately.

It was only a few days back when Raina shared a snippet of him striking a few of the middle. “I hope everyone is having a good weekend! This week was all about being on the field. Aim High, Stay Focused & Keep Going! – It’s all a part of it,” captioned his post.


Both Raina and Pant were scheduled to take part in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC), respectively.

During one of the IPL seasons, Pant and Raina shared a heart-warming moment on the field in a match between Delhi Daredevils, now DC, and Gujarat Lions.

All hell broke loose for Pant during his maverick knock of 97 off just 43 balls in the 2017 edition of IPL. However, the explosive left-hander was unfortunate to miss out on a brilliant ton. Raina came up to console an upset Pant and congratulated him for his knock.


The last time Raina put on the Indian jersey was back in 2018 during the England tour. Since then, Raina has found it challenging to break into the Indian side.

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