Former India cricketer Suresh Raina has been embroiled in controversy over a statement. Raina responded in the opening match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League, saying he is a Brahmin and that is why he has not had much trouble adapting to the Chennai culture. This comment by Raina did not go down well with the fans and there is a lot of ruckus on social media about it. Let us tell you that Raina plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and among the people there, Raina is called Chinna Thala.
-Imrina You should be ashamed of yourself.
Even though you have been playing for the Chennai team for many years it seems that you have not experienced the true Chennai culture. https://t.co/ZICLRr0ZLh
– Suresh (@ suresh010690) July 19, 2021
In fact, Suresh Raina joined the commentary team in the first game of the Tamil Nadu Premier League. During the match, the co-host asked the former Indian batsman about his adaptation to South Indian culture. To that, Raina said, ‘I think I am a Brahmin. I’ve been playing in Chennai since 2004, and I love the clutch my teammate is here. I have played with Anirudh Shrikant, Badrinath, Balabhai (Laxmipati Balaji). We have good governance in the CSK team and we have a license to explore ourselves. I love the grip here and consider myself lucky to be a part of CSK. Raina has been attacked by critics for calling her a Brahmin and is being asked to apologize for her statement.
Suresh Raina started his IPL career with Chennai Super Kings and he is still part of this team. Raina played for CSK in IPL 2021 and he also played some good innings. Raina said goodbye to international cricket on August 15 last year shortly after Dhoni’s retirement. He will play the remaining 31 matches of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League in the UAE.