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The former Indian cricketer met with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday. The left-handed drummer took to Twitter to share a photo with Rijiju. “It was wonderful meeting you @KirenRijiju Sir. We had a great conversation about sport, and wonderful to hear about our country’s progress in all areas of sport,” Raina wrote in her tweet. “I also loved his cricket course,” he added. Kiren Rijiju retweeted Raina and wrote: “It is a pleasure to meet @ImRaina and appreciate your efforts to promote and support our young people in all sports.”

Suresh Raina announced his retirement from international cricket in August, lowering the curtains on a 15-year career, in which he won the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

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Raina was set to compete in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 for the Chennai Super Kings, but has withdrawn from competition in the UAE for personal reasons.

CSK struggled in his absence and became the first team not to be in contention for a playoff spot. It is the first time in the history of the IPL that CSK has failed to reach the knockout stages.

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Suresh Raina represented India in 226 one-day internationals and scored 5,615 races, including five centuries and 36 1950s.

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He also played 78 T20 Internationals (T20I), scoring 1605 points. He was the first Indian to mark a T20I century.

Raina was also the most capped player in the IPL before this season, CSK captain MS Dhoni maintaining that honor.

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