Suresh Raina plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.© TBEN
Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has drawn attention on social media following one of his comments during a commentary stint in the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League. Raina, who is part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the Indian Premier League, a commentator asked him how he embraced Chennai culture as he was seen wearing a “veshti”, dancing and hissing. In response, the CSK left-hander said: “I think I am also a Brahmin. I have been playing in Chennai since 2004. I love the culture, I love my teammates.”
Reacting to Raina’s remark, a Twitter user said that it seems like you’ve never experienced the true culture of Chennai despite playing for Chennai for years.
@ImRaina you should be ashamed of yourself.
It seems that you have never experienced the true culture of Chennai although you have played for many years for the Chennai team. https://t.co/ZICLRr0ZLh
– Suresh (@ suresh010690) July 19, 2021
“@ImRaina you should be ashamed of yourself. It seems like you never experienced the true culture of Chennai although you played for many years for the Chennai team,” the tweet read.
So I watched the video, I liked Raina a lot once and now I’m sad how ignorant he is where he’s been hiding all these days. Lost! More respect
– vijay renganathan (@MarineRenga) July 20, 2021
“So I watched the video, once I liked Raina a lot and now I’m sad how ignorant he is where he’s been hiding all these days. I lost him! No more respect,” added another.
– oudayyyyyy (@ uday0035) July 19, 2021
Raina announced her retirement from international cricket last year on August 15.
The left-handed drummer has been a vital cog in the Chennai-based IPL franchise over the years.
Raina is the cash-rich league’s third top scorer.
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