Over the years, Indian cricket has produced some of the best captains. As of Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, and MS Dhoni are some prominent names in Indian cricket who performed miracles while leading the team.
Cricketers, more often than not, after saying goodbye to the fascinating game, share their opinions about the captains under whom they played. The youngest to join this list is the former victim of India, Suresh Raina.
Raina, who played under Dhoni, Rahul Dravid and current captain Virat Kohli, was asked to rank his top three captains. Unsurprisingly, the Muradnagar was born with Dhoni as his first choice.
On the second number, Raina chose his first captain in international cricket, Dravid. Similarly, for third place, the explosive left-handed batter chose Kohli.
‘I played a lot with Mahi Bhai (MS Dhoni), the batsman, the player and the leader. Rahul (Dravid) bhai was my captain when I started playing for India when the core of the team was built. So it is with Mahi Bhai (1st), Rahul Bhai (2nd) and Virat Kohli (3rd), ” Raina tells RJ Raunak on Youtube.
‘I had very good partnerships with Virat Kohli, and he created some very impressive records. So yes, that would be my command – Dhoni, Rahul and Cheeku (Virat), ” he added.
The 34-year-old is currently part of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – the second most successful Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise. Raina was one of CSK’s biggest assets after Dhoni and played a major role behind CSK’s overall success, winning the ‘Yellow Army’ three times the coveted IPL trophy.
However, when Raina was asked about which team he would play in the IPL if he did not play for CSK, the Uttar Pradesh cricketer named Delhi as his preferred choice.
“Delhi haai! Ghar bhi pass hai, Muradnagar’s pass hai, aur kaafi dost hai our team mein. So, I prefer Delhi,” Raina revealed.