Suresh Raina was among the best fielders of his time. The ambidextrous all-rounder has saved innumerable runs for his teams throughout his career apart from playing many match-winning knocks with the bat.
The Uttar Pradesh cricketer announced his retirement at the start of September after a glittering international career of more than a decade. His announcement came out ahead of the Road Safety World Series in which he plays for the Indian Legends team.
The 35-year-old inclusion to the India Legends team has made them stronger as he could not just bat and ball but also saved important runs in the field. One such fielding masterclass was showcased in front of all as Raina took a sensational catch in the semi-final match of the Road Safety World Series between India Legends and Australia Legends.
The southpaw was placed at the backward point when a Ben Dunk shot off of Abhimanyu Mithun flew towards the boundary line. Raina, fully aware of the movement of the batter saw the ball travelling and jumped towards it to grab a sensational catch.
The clip has since then gone viral on social media with people in awe of Raina’s brilliance. Amit Mishra, India’s former cricketer has also praised Raina’s catch.
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) September 29, 2022
In a recent Twitter post, Mishra wrote, “Bhai Raina, can I borrow your Time Machine? It’s mesmerising to see you field like old times.”
Amit Mishra and SUresh Raina played many matches together for the national side.
As for the match, it was marred yet again by rain and had to be stopped at the end of the 17th over of the first innings. Australia were 136/7 in 17 overs when the match was postponed for the next day.
Abhimanyu Mithun and Yusuf Pathan took two wickets each to put India in a strong position. Upon the start of the match on the next day, Australia batted well and produced a score of 171/5 in 20 overs. The winner of this match will go to the final.