The whole room broke into laughter when the former Indian cricket team batter Suresh Raina took a dig at former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi after a Legends League Cricket (LLC) match.
The former Indian cricket team’s middle-order batsman Suresh Raina is currently playing for the India Maharajas in the 3rd edition of the Legends League Cricket.
On the 15th of March, the Indian team led by Harbhajan Singh in absence of captain Gautam Gambhir, played the World Giants in the match number 5 of the tournament.
The Indian team lost the match by 3 wickets to World Giants. Batting first, India Maharajas scored 136 runs thanks to Suresh Raina’s 49 runs from 41 balls. However, impactful innings from Chris Gayle and Shane Watson won the match for the World Giants.
Meanwhile after the match during the press conference, Suresh Raina was about a potential comeback to professional cricket after his batting performance. However, the left-hand batter took a dig at former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi while answering. He said that he is not Shahid Afridi and he will stick with his decision.
“I am Suresh Raina, not Shahid Afridi! I’ve taken the retirement,” said the former India vice-captain.
Meanwhile India Maharajas could win only 1 match in the 3 matches and does they will have to play a eliminator match against the 2nd placed team (not confirmed yet) to qualify for the final of the Legends League Cricket 2023 that will be played on the 20th of March.
‘Suresh Raina Hu, Shahid Afridi Nahin’— Vaibhav Bhola 🇮🇳 (@VibhuBhola) March 15, 2023
Hilarious Reply From Mr. IPL 😄@ImRaina #legendsleaguecricket #LLC2023 pic.twitter.com/GpV9uEa0wx
'Loved it and I'm sure Shahid Afridi would love it too' 🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/iNFO9XT3nW— ll Cyclops ll (@cyclops905029) March 15, 2023
Suresh Raina is Mr. IPL and man of his words 😍— ً (@SarcasticCowboy) March 15, 2023
Roasted Ambati Rayudu who has taken back his retirement tweet!! 😭— Sharon Solomon (@BSharan_6) March 15, 2023