Former cricketer Suresh Raina congratulated the winning team of the first match of the IPL 2022. The opening match of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was played between the former champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday 26 March. Shreyas Iyer-led KKR defeated Ravindra Jadeja‘s CSK by six wickets.
Raine first congratulated KKR and expressed his delight that Dhoni got a 50. He also hoped many 50s would come from him this season. Raina, seen commenting, asked fans what his debut commentary was like.
KKR won the toss and chose to bowl first. CSK got off to a bad start early on with no runs from the top batsmen. And then came the partnership of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. MS Dhoni, although one of India’s most popular cricketers, now 40, faces much speculation about his batting form. But he silenced everyone as everyone could watch an old Dhoni hammering 7 fours, 1 six and an excellent 50 from 38 balls and didn’t stay out. They ended up scoring a meager 131/5.
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Suresh Raina gets emotional after seeing the yellow jersey
Suresh Raina had been an integral part of CSK. He participated in the mega auction, but no one picked him up and remained unsold. Even CSK fans were shocked to see their “Chinna Thala” Suresh Raina not on the team. This season, Raina, best known for wearing the yellow jersey, has been in the commentary box rather than on the field.
Raina had played 176 games for CSK, scoring 4,687 runs with an average of 32.32 and winning 25 wickets. But overall he had played 200 innings and hit 5,528 runs at a strike rate of 136.73. During the pre-show of the IPL, Raina was asked how he felt about the match, he said: “As I passed Wankhede Stadium on my way to the show, I wished I could put on the yellow jersey and enter the venue.”
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