I hope Nehra will do well in Hyderabad and India wins: Suresh Raina

I hope Nehra will do well in Hyderabad and India wins: Suresh Raina

Nehra has announced his retirement from International cricket.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina. (Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has paid tribute to the veteran pace bowler Ashish Nehra who is set to retire from international cricket on November 1. Nehra will play his last international game against New Zealand in the first of the three-match T20I series on his home ground. He himself confirmed the news on Thursday and cleared he will not play any competitive cricket after bidding adieu. However, Raina heaped praises over the left arm fast bowler and hoped that his performance wins the series for India in Hyderabad.

Raina is busy playing the ongoing Ranji Trophy season where he is leading Uttar Pradesh. His team lost agonisingly in their opening game chasing a paltry total of 94. On Thursday, he also spoke about Kuldeep Yadav and credited his success to the legends like Anil Kumble, the former India coach, and the chinaman bowler Brad Hogg. Raina has played a lot of games with Ashish Nehra previously when he was at the peak of his career.

I hope he wins the game in Hyderabad

Suresh Raina expressed his delight over the illustrious career of the fast bowler and acknowledged him for being fit even at the age of 38. “He is such a lovely human being and has worked so well on his game. I met him a couple of times and we played so many matches together. And he is one guy who always gives good advice. At the age of 38, he is still going strong. I hope he will do well in Hyderabad and win a game for my country,” he told ANI.

The batsman also condemned the attack on the Australian team bus in Guwahati and hoped that the incident would be the last in the country. “Sad to see that, especially when they played a good game. I think BCCI looking into it. We all play together in IPL. Hopefully, nothing got serious. Thanks to the BCCI and anti-corruption unit as well as the cops, I think they looked after each and everything really well. I hope it won’t happen again in future,” Raina concluded.