>Suresh Raina !?

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     I don’t get it why some people hate Suresh Raina, and i mean a certain section of cricket fans in general (is that an oxymoron?), so i thought of writing a small post on the pros and cons of this guy, first of all i like Suresh Raina, not like i am a fan of him but just like him.

CONS:

  • Suresh Raina bats like sh*t on bouncy tracks, this is quite true, we saw how he batted in SA recently and even otherwise he has a reputation for playing like sh*t on leave bouncy tracks but short-pitched deliveries also,
  • What the f*ck did he do to deserve a place in the 11 for the first 30 odi matches he played?, as far i can remember he hit some match saving 70 odd runs in one of his first 5 matches and he went on for nearly 25 matches without scoring any useful runs,
  • Look at his technique! it resembles Dhoni’s Neanderthal style in some shots, especially the big pull shots where he gives the spectators a free view of his abdominal area, yeah his batting looks sick and thats the most logical reason why he cant play the short ball properly.

PROS:

  • He is a very good Fielder,
  • He has a great record in the sub-continent,
  • He is a handy part time bowler,
  • He is not an asshole like Appam (people also call him Sreeshanth) or has any weight/attitude problems like Yuvraj Singh,
  • He is already being groomed to become the next captain (Sachin (i.e God) knows how many they are training),
  • all other Sh*ts included

     Basically i perceive him as a good T20 and ODI player, but downright unfit for tests, he did score a century on debut but that was in SL, dusty flat tracks even Dhoni can hit a triple there, fielding he has always been great, bowling , i don’t get it how he is even allowed to bowl, but it always seems to work, captaincy and sh*t like leadership skills i have no idea, overall watch out for him the WC.

   PS: Damn!, this post looks a 8 mark answer i write for my exams!
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~ by sidhuptdv on January 30, 2011.

6 Responses to “>Suresh Raina !?”

  1. >Raina doez NOT bat like shit on bouncy tracks… he did make some valuable runs in the series…and dhoni dint get a triple on the track in Sri Lanka…he got 76…besides raina bats lower down the order….he has 2 go after d bowling jus like dhoni…rainas shots r way more elegant…c d latest helicopter shot of dhonis or rainas cover drives and u'll get d point…and u cant "pull" a ball without showin ur abdomen…cricket common sense!

  2. >i can agree with you on other points, but their shots surely don't look elegant! they surely look so stupid, may be they are effective but surely not elegant, and what i meant about the pull is that it looks a little bit silly and by the way i love those pulls

  3. >see!!!, dhoni cant play even in SL!!

  4. >Raina is a promising talent… he didn't well in the recent series against SA but will sure be expected to bounce back… hope he learns from his mistakes… definitely he is a player to watch out for in WC…also, "God (i.e Sachin)…" is more apt than what you have written 🙂

  5. he is wounderful

  6. oh c'mpn yaar… WE all know that how elegant, capable and confident Raina is….he can bat under pressure so well! he is also an exceptional fielder 4 team india… one after mohammad kaif!

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