A day after reaching the milestone of scoring 4,500 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Suresh Raina was disappointed after he failed to make the cut in the 15-member Indian squad for next month’s ICC Champions Trophy. Raina last played an ODI for India back in 2015 against the visiting South African team, where he failed to impress with the bat.
“What can I say now? It’s really disappointing and hurting. I was expecting a comeback call this time,” Raina told HT on Monday soon after his arrival in the state capital before moving to Kanpur for the remaining two IPL matches of the Gujarat Lions.
“I have been performing well and consistently, proving myself in the ongoing IPL season. Certainly it is not on the expected lines but I would let my bat do the talking as I am sure of my comeback in the Indian squad one day,” said Raina, who has been included in the standby list for the upcoming event.
“Right now I am focusing on my remaining matches in the IPL and would try to score as much as I can for the team’s victory. Wins in the remaining matches will lift the spirit of the team though we have already missed the cut for the playoffs” concluded the 30-year-old.
Currently, Suresh Raina is leading a franchise named Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017 which is already out of the contention of playoffs berth. They are left with a couple of matches in their schedule of league matches, one is facing Delhi Daredevils followed by SRH at Rajkot.
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