Suresh Raina showed that retirement is not an issue by sweating it out with an intense workout at the gym.
He might have told Ciao Adios to international cricket on the 15 of August 2020, but when we talk about fitness, Suresh Raina shows that there’s no way he’ll compromise. Raina was seen going through an intense workout which definitely shows that he has a lot of tolerance after a 120-pound bench press.
On a tiny blogging site, Suresh Raina posted a video of himself in his gym session through which he was sweating it out. In the video, he was seen engaging in upper-body workouts under the supervision of the other person in the room who seemed to be Suresh Raina’s personal trainer.
All of this is okay, but the point where the veteran middle-order batsman did a bench press session where he lifted up 120 pounds, shows the amount of dedication he has towards fitness.
If this hasn’t left your mind blown, the fact that the smile on Suresh Raina’s face showed no tiredness after lifting 120 pounds as if he would be completely fine doing it all over again should do the work.
He captioned the post saying ‘Started off the week with new challenges, lifted 120 kg bench press today!’ as if it was not a big deal.
The moment of Suresh Raina’s retirement
Suresh Raina’s retirement : The last time Suresh Raina played for the Men in Blue was in the limited-overs series against England in 2018. He played a very important role in team India’s 2011 world cup and the ICC champions trophy 2013 triumphs. But his weaknesses against the short-ball and injuries meant that the player didn’t have a place in the squad.
Raina scored over 5600 ODI runs as well as 1605 T20 runs. The batsman has been the team’s permanent number 4. He played under MS dhoni for the most part and also accompanied him in the IPL as he played for CSK. Suresh Raina is the first batsman to have 5000 runs in the IPL.
He made an irreversible decision and called off the day of his career in international cricket on 15 august 2020. Which also happens to be the 74th independence of the country and the day Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from the highest level he was in.
Now that he’s retired, we’ll have to address Suresh Raina as the EX-middle-order batsman, which severally hurts to say. Suresh Raina was completely set to represent the 3-time winners Chennai in the Dream11 IPL 2020 which had recently concluded. But he backed out due to personal reasons and then made a return back to India a few weeks before the tournament started.
We’ll have to wait and see if Chennai will retain its ‘Chinna Thala’ during IPL 2021 mega auctions if he is released by the champions. It’ll be fun to see who will bid aggressively for the cricketer.