Former batsman Suresh Raina has suddenly come into controversy due to one of his statements. His reaction has left a heated debate on social media as well. The all-rounder, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, was invited to join the commentary panel for the opening match of the 5th season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). After this, the recent comment by the cricketer started a new debate.
Ruckus over former cricketer’s statement
In fact, while answering a question during commentary, the cricketer called himself a Brahmin. After which there was a ruckus in social media. During the match, a commentator asked Suresh Raina how he has adopted South Indian culture. Responding to this, he said,
‘I think I am also a Brahmin. I have been playing in Chennai since 2004. I love the culture here. I love my comrades. I have played with Anirudh Srikanth. Subramaniam Badrinath and L Balaji are also there. I like the culture of Chennai. I am lucky to be a part of CSK.
Trollers took a dig at the cricketer
Let us tell you that Suresh Raina, who said goodbye to the cricket world on August 15 last year, has been a part of Chennai Super Kings since 2008, the initial edition of IPL. In such a situation, users on social media did not like to call themselves Brahmins on their behalf. In response to this response, a user tweeted and wrote that,
“Suresh Raina You should be ashamed of yourself. It seems you have never experienced the real culture of Chennai. Although you have been playing for the CSK team for many years.
Kirti Azad supported the cricketer
At present, Suresh Raina has been supported by former Indian wicketkeeper Kirti Azad on this issue. Responding to the trollers, he wrote in his own style that, ‘I am also a Brahmin, what kind of objection brother’. Let us tell you that the former cricketer has played a total of 226 ODI matches for India. In these matches, he has scored a total of 5615 runs at an average of 35.31. This innings includes 5 centuries and 36 half-centuries. Talking about the T20 format, he has scored 1605 runs in 66 innings at an average of 29.18.
How’s the objection brother?????
— Kirti Azad (@KirtiAzaad)