Veteran batsman Suresh Raina is undoubtedly one of the best T20 players. The southpaw has had an incredible career at the international level. Raina is the first Indian batsman to hit centuries in all formats. He is also the second-highest run-scorer (5368) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Raina, who had been struggling with injuries in the last season of IPL, is keen on returning to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for IPL 2020. The 13th edition is all set to be played in the UAE from September 19.
The 33-year-old is among the few top cricketers who have resumed training following the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Raina’s wife Priyanka has shared a heartfelt letter for her husband who completed 15 years in international cricket on Thursday. Raina made his international debut against Sri Lanka in an ODI on July 30, 2005.
Priyanka took to social media and urged her hubby to keep giving his best ‘unconditionally’. Here is Priyanka’s heart-warming post:
“Fifteen years since you played your first ODI! 15 years of success, ups & downs, hard work & lot more. World has seen your passion, dedication & the rewards you got in return. I have seen your hardships, madness, sleepless nights & your reluctance to settle down with any nonsense thrown at you. I have seen the amount of hard work you have put in and how true you have always been to yourself when it came to giving back to your game, people who supported you and everyone who wished best for you during this journey. You always acknowledged how blessed you are to receive the love and faith people have shown in you. And you worked tirelessly to stand up to their best expectations and deliver your best. We all know it’s a world where you can’t be perfect all the time, yet there was no tolerance or constructive approach shown towards even the smallest lacking you may have shown, despite all your contribution, records and achievements! What I truly appreciate is your resilience and the ease with which you always kept your cool to deal with any criticism or unfair treatment. I have always been proud of you and will always be. You achieved incredible heights, but you deserved much more, and you still do. You are a gem person with a golden heart who is always willing to give wholeheartedly. Stay the way you are! Keep shining, keep growing and keep giving your best unconditionally, and rest will follow! We love you and are super proud of everything you have done. Love, Rio, Gracia and Priyanka.”
We love you @ImRaina & are super proud of everything you have done.
— Priyanka Chaudhary Raina (@PriyankaCRaina) July 30, 2020
Raina reacted to his wife’s post with a two-heart emojis.
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 30, 2020