Veteran batsman Suresh Raina is roaring to again represent national side after receiving a national call-up after a year. He has been recalled by the national selectors to play T20 International series in South Africa, which will begin from February 18.
It is a testament to Raina’s dedication the way he worked on his fitness to match the criterion of Virat Kohli led Indian teams’ ‘Yo-Yo’ endurance test result.
“It was all belief and hard work. I never lost my confidence and kept working hard on my fitness as well as skills. I was always focused on my game and was waiting for some good opportunities,” Raina was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying on Sunday.
After successfully passing the Yo-Yo test, he started to concentrate on his batting, which was at its low after a poor Ranji Trophy season. However, things changed drastically for him as he struck a blazing ton in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Bengal and followed it up with two back-to-back half-centuries.
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“I need just one good going and I know it will come my way soon. I am raring to go for some good hitting in the middle,” Raina further added.
At the same time, his confidence got boost as his former franchise Chennai Super Kings retained him for the upcoming Indian Premier League.
The three-match T20I series in South Africa will commence from February 18 in Johannesburg.