Suresh Raina unimpressed with the approach of national selectors towards senior players
Raina played his last international game for Team India back in 2018.
Updated - Apr 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Suresh Raina, the middle-order batsman was once a regular face of Team India. But now, he is struggling to get back into the national side. In the latest Instagram session, he talked about the same and said that selectors didn’t give him the reason behind his exclusion after he cleared the controversial ‘Yo-Yo’ test.
The 33-year-old batsman played his last international game back in 2018 against England. Since then, he is trying his level best to mark his comeback on the back of his performances in IPL. But, he has so far failed to attract the sight of the selectors.
In 2019 Raina suffered a major setback in his quest to make his national team comeback after he sustained a knee injury. He underwent surgery due to which he was set away from the game for the whole year. Now, the 33-year-old has successfully recovered and he was recently spotted gearing up for the pre-season camp of Chennai Super Kings.
‘Selectors should take more responsibility’: Suresh Raina
In the recent live session, Suresh Raina said that the selectors should have taken more responsibility towards senior players. Every player works hard, play for the team and if they don’t get to play in the next match then the selector should come up with an appropriate reason that why they dropped that particular player from the side.
Raina also added that the selectors should tell if a player is lacking at any point. As per him, there should always be someone to tell the player where they need to work hard. Otherwise, how a batsman or a bowler can improve.
“I think selectors should have taken more responsibility towards the senior players. No matter how big a player you are at the end of the day you always play for the team, you perform, you go home and if you don’t get to play the next morning, then you have to know the reason why I am not getting the batting on the net.
Tell me if I have any deficiency then I will work hard. Someone will have to tell where to work hard. If he does not know, then there will be a doubt in his mind somewhere. When the cause is not known, how he will improve,” Raina told Vikrant Gupta, Senior Executive Editor of Aaj Tak.