Suresh Raina gets support from Kirti Azad for his ‘I am Brahmin’ comment
Kirti’s tweet has now divided people and got mixed reactions.
Updated - Jul 22, 2021 5:21 pm
After taking a lot of heat and outrage on social media for his ‘I’m also Brahim’ comment, former Indian batsman Suresh Raina has found some support from Kirti Azad. The former cricketer who has now become a politician posted a tweet questioning the issue. He made a point saying that even though he is a brahmin, he doesn’t understand what the objection is.
Kirti’s tweet has now divided people and got mixed reactions. Some people are supporting him with the hashtag ‘Main bhi Brahmin’ while others have not given support to him. This entire scenario started when Suresh got into a bit of trouble around a controversy on social media after his commentary stint at the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
, #मैं_भी_ब्राह्मण हूँ….
आपत्ति कैसी भाई?????
— Kirti Azad (@KirtiAzaad) July 21, 2021
The Uttar Pradesh batter is hugely respected and loved in the southern part of India. He has been part of the Chennai Super Kings team since its inception in 2008 and is popularly known as ‘Chinna Thalla’. During his stint at the TNPL as a commentator, one of his co-commentators asked him if he had embraced the Chennai culture.
I love the culture here, I love my comrades: Suresh Raina
During his stint, he was wearing a ‘veshti’, dancing and whistling. After this question came, Raina replied saying, “I think, I am also a Brahmin. I have been playing in Chennai since 2004. I love the culture here. I love my comrades. I have played with Anirudh Srikkanth. Subramaniam Badrinath and L Balaji are also there. I like the culture of Chennai. I am lucky to be a part of CSK.”
After he made this comment, social media was flooded with replies and fans accusing the batter. One Twitter user responded by saying that Raina never really embraced the culture of Chennai even after spending so many years as a player at CSK. Another user tweeted, “So watched the video, I once liked Raina very much and now I’m sad how ignorant or he has been hiding all these days. Lost it! No more respect.”
Raina retired from international cricket in 2020 alongside former skipper MS Dhoni. He had missed the 2020 season of the IPL and returned to play in the 2021 edition for the Chennai Super Kings.