Suresh Raina called out on Twitter for his 'I am also a Brahmin' comment during TNPL game

Raina was called upon as guest on commentary during the first game of TNPL 2021.

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Suresh Raina. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina has found himself in troubled waters for his recent comments in the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). The T20 tournament, after several delays, started finally on July 19 with the game between Salem Spartans and Lyca Kovai Kings. Only 18 overs of play was possible in the game and it had to be called off due to incessant rains in Chennai.

During the game, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player Suresh Raina was called upon as guest to join the commentary to enhance the viewers experience. During the chat, one of the commentators asked him about how the left-hander has embraced the Chennai culture having played for the franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) ever since its inception in 2008.

Responding to the question, Raina stated that he is also a brahmin while also recalling the fact that he has played in Chennai since 2004 when he made his international debut. He also named a few of his teammates from Chennai and said that he loves the culture in the city. However, his ‘Brahmin’ comment has definitely hurt a few people who called him out on social media.

“I think, I am also Brahmin. I have been playing since 2004 in Chennai, I love the culture… I love my teammates. I have played with Anirudha Srikanth, Badri (Subramaniam Badrinath), Bala Bhai (L Balaji)… I think you need to learn something good from there. We have a good administration, we have the license to explore ourselves. I love the culture there, and I’m lucky to be part of CSK. Hopefully, we will play more matches there,” Raina said.

Here’s the video:

Suresh Raina gearing up for IPL 2021 second leg

Meanwhile, Suresh Raina is gearing up for the second leg of the IPL which is most probably likely to commence on September 19 in the UAE. His team CSK has done well so far in the first leg and the left-hander will be looking to do well as he is not playing much after retiring from international cricket last year along with MS Dhoni.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to his comment:

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