Suresh Raina sends special birthday wishes for Gautam Gambhir

Veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir turned 36 on October 14 this year.

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Suresh Raina-Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir turned 36 on October 14 this year. The cricket fraternity took to the social media to wish the veteran opening batsman on the occasion. While there were several wishes that had some special mentions for Gambhir, the one that stood out among the rest was from his Indian teammate, Suresh Raina.

Both Suresh Raina and Gautam Gambhir are currently out-of-favor candidates in the Indian cricket setup. They are playing in the domestic circuit to earn their places back in the national side. Amidst this backdrop, Raina’s birthday wish for Gambhir is winning the internet. It is very much evident from the birthday wish that Raina is seeking inspiration from Gambhir to stage a comeback in the Indian team.


In his tweet, Raina mentioned that the optimistic nature of Gambhir is a true inspiration for him. “Your optimistic spirit always encourages others! Your drive and determination is admirable! Have a terrific Birthday @GautamGambhir,” Suresh Raina tweeted.

Gambhir acknowledges the wishes

Gambhir was quick to acknowledge the warm wishes that Raina sent to him. He thanked Raina for his wishes and called the message to be a very sweet one. Gautam Gambhir responded, “@ImRaina sweet of u…thanks, I feel humbled by your kind words.”

Trying to make a comeback

Gambhir had recently made a comeback in the Indian team in the 2016-17 home Test season. He had performed decently before losing out his position in the team to the likes of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, and Murali Vijay. Meanwhile, for Suresh Raina, things have been quite tough. He has been on the fringes of a comeback.

However, failure in the yo-yo tests and other fitness concerns has seen him being out of favor for national selection. He last played for India in a T20I match against England earlier this year. He had scored a crucial fifty in that particular game.