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Five best images from Suresh Raina's career thus far

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:03 IST

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has been that kind of a player who has had the capability to win games for the team single-handedly. The intensity and the energy he has brought to the center is still unmatched. He has always been very flexible in the batting lineup and has pitched in whenever his team needed him the most.

Everyone knows the amount of runs he has saved on the field with his amazing reflexes and diving efforts. Not only is he a reliable batsman, but he is also an outstanding part-timer who has bowled tight spells to keep a check on the run rate.

In a career spanning over a decade, Raina has provided us with a lot of entertainment. He was part of the team when India won the World Cup in 2011 as well as the Champions Trophy in 2013.

There are some special moments in Suresh Raina’s career that each and every fan will cherish for long. Here are the five best images from the popular cricketer's career thus far.

#5 Celebrating India's victory in 2011 World Cup quarterfinal

Raina and Yuvraj celebrate India
Raina and Yuvraj celebrate India's victory in the quarterfinal

India came so close to winning their second World Cup title in 2003 but lost to the mighty Aussies in the final. When the 2011 World Cup began, everyone started to think if they could do it this time on home soil. They finished second in the group stage and had to face the challenge of Australia in the quarterfinal.

Batting first, the Aussies posted a decent total of 260. On a wicket like Motera, the pitch got easier as the match went on and the Indian batsmen took full advantage of it. There was a time in the chase when India needed 74 runs in 12.3 overs with the captain back to the pavilion. Raina joined Yuvraj in the middle.

They put on a brilliant partnership and guided India home with 14 balls left. The victory moment of Yuvraj on his knees and Raina with his arms aloft will remain etched forever in the history of Indian cricket.

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Published 19 Jan 2019, 12:41 IST
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