Twitter calls for Suresh Raina’s exclusion from the team after yet another failure
He only scored 47 runs in 2 innings with the bat in this series.
Published - Jul 17, 2018 7:38 pm | Updated - Jul 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Suresh Raina was included in the ODI squad after Ambati Rayudu had failed to clear the yo-yo fitness. The team management decided to give him chances in all the matches of the limited-overs leg of the tour. But the left-hander has failed to make the most of his opportunities in the three One-Day Internationals. Moreover, his dismissal in the ongoing series decider has left Twitterati fuming over him.
Raina could only muster a solitary run in the most important game when the team needed him to play a sensible knock. He was dismissed by Adil Rashid soon after Virat Kohli’s timber was disturbed. It was scrambled seam delivery and Raina attempted to glance it. But the ball took a thick inside and Joe Root was aware at the leg-slip who came to field only at that delivery.
Is Raina done in ODIs?
Suresh Raina had a great opportunity to seal his position in the ODI side ahead of the World Cup in the same country but it seems that the left-hander has blown it away. In a couple of outings with the bat, he has scored only 47 runs and it remains to be seen if he will be given more opportunities in the future. He played a decent knock of 46 runs at Lord’s but got out at the wrong time again to Rashid itself.
However, he played all the matches in the United Kingdom and could only play a fruitful inning against Ireland in the second T20I. Against England, he got only one chance with the bat and he scored 27 which doesn’t seem enough to warrant a place in the ODI squad.
As of now, the 31-year-old will have to concentrate on bowling in the ongoing game at Headingley as the pitch will get slower as the match will progress. His part-time off-spinners will be required while defending the total.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Raina’s failure:
Didn’t think would say this but India getting done for spin,also great captaincy by Morgan to get that legslip in! Raina – perhaps time to move on..?#ENGvIND
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 17, 2018
India is f*cked up after Kohli's wicket again. I can't believe this. My god! And this is the Suresh Raina I talked about dropping, for Dinesh Karthik. #ENGvIND
— Jaanvi 🏏 (@ThatCricketBuff) July 17, 2018
Raina and Hardik at 6 and 7 – two players who can neither play hard lengths nor 145 kph to try and slog them out for sixes. Terrible.
— Alagappan V (@IndianMourinho) July 17, 2018
Raina should be packed to Netherlands and should never be let back anywhere near India at all just for that MCBC shot when a fielder was specifically placed there. WHAT THE ACTUAL DUCK
— Denz Mart (@MadMart05) July 17, 2018
End of Raina's international career. Rabada knocking his leg pole over won't have hurt more than him falling to leggies back 2 back
— Abhay (@ImAbhay3) July 17, 2018
Can't believe Raina played all 3 ODIs this series. Just can't believe it. What poor decision making.
— Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) July 17, 2018
Raina is now Mohammad Hafeez of Indian Team.#ENGvsIND
— Tabrez (@its_tabrez_) July 17, 2018
If you ever feel sad for being taken granted by others for your selfless attitude !!
Then think about Raina's … #INDvENG
— Aiyaz Ahmed (@aiyazahmed08) July 17, 2018
#kyahogaissbaar #ENGvIND raina can’t play short ball. Raina can’t play spinners. Why raina is playing in Indian team ? Is this Indian jersey so easily available? Such a bad call to drop Rayudu and select Raina.
Question: Should Raina be dropped from ODI format ?
— Rohit Singh (@rs_social15) July 17, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Suresh Raina announces retirement from ODI and Test format
He decided to concentrate on IPL and other domestic T20 leagues
Thank you Raina for all your memories 😢
— Ashok Jammy (@AshokJammy_) July 17, 2018
Dear selectors, now that Raina has failed, could we go back to Yuvraj? Or how about Ganguly? Or Hemang Badani? Or Dinesh Mongia? May be even Vinod Kambli? Never mind the youngsters….. #ENGvIND #INDvsENG
— Desi Cricket (@Desicrictweeter) July 17, 2018
Raina is a disgrace to indian cricket
Should be nowhere near our team
Play rahul at 4
And give DK the finisher role
— Abdullah (@ffsRCB) July 17, 2018
Can we now please stop selecting Raina as a player for the Indian team?#INDvENG
— Ishaan Kohli (@i5haankohli) July 17, 2018
Enough of this Raina. He never performed in blue. Very lucky to play enough cricket for India! #ENGvIND
— Ajitdeep (@CHAIHOLIC_) July 17, 2018
@BCCI pls move on from Raina. He plays only for CSK & Srini mama. Let good talent like Rahul ect not be sidelined for this useless player
— Raja R (@r_raja2376) July 17, 2018
Lol @ everyone thinking Raina is done incl me. He is yet to bowl here. A fifer here and we are left with him for eternity 😉
— Denz Mart (@MadMart05) July 17, 2018
Suresh Raina Bunny of the leg spinner
— Love Kumar sohaya (@Lsohaya) July 17, 2018
its high time..that this raina guy shld be out of the team forever!!
— aniket b sanap (@aniketbsanap) July 17, 2018
That's should be the Raina's last inning for INDIA!!!#ENGvIND
— ABHINAV (@abhinavsingh_27) July 17, 2018
Krishnappa Gowtham > Raina
— Jitender Singh (@j_dhillon6) July 17, 2018
What’s Raina doing in a blue jersey? I thought he was always wearing yellow🤔 #ENGvIND
— Vishous (@VishnChipz) July 17, 2018
Raina doesn’t deserve to be in eleven he couldn’t place the ball dont know why he is in a team
— rohit kumar (@rohitlohat) July 17, 2018
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