MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina are known as Thala and Chinna Thala by Chennai Super King’s fans. Both Indian superstars share a special bond with one another. The two have played together for CSK in 12 seasons and for India for over a decade. In fact, Suresh Raina followed Mahi’s footsteps and retired right after MS announced his retirement.
Suresh Raina was recently seen in a candid interview with RJ Raunac. He opened up on his relationship with MS and revealed some interesting stories. The southpaw also recalled the time he was scolded by Dhoni who is widely known as Mr. cool. In fact, Raina revealed that Mahi has scolded him numerous times.
“Bohot baar hua hoga. Kabhi match khele honge. Catch chuta tha kabhi. Usne bola ki focus rakh, aa sakta hai catch slip mein. Maine pehle hi bola tha saale aane wala hai. Toh hota hai kabhi na kabhi ek keeper jab aapko ek position deta hai, usi ball pe usne socha, usi ball pe aaya,” said Raina.
Suresh Raina discloses MS Dhoni’s favorite dialogue
Suresh Raina was asked if Dhoni had any favorite dialogue. Raina revealed that Dhoni always used to say that the game isn’t over until it’s actually over. A dialogue that means that one should never give up and fight till the end.
This message could also be seen in Dhoni’s game plan. He used to take the game deep. This kept the opposition on their toes. In the end, on most occasions, Dhoni used to take his team across the line. India have hardly lost any match when MS Dhoni has remained on the crease till the last ball.
“Unka sabse badia dialogue hai ki jab tak khatam nahi ho match, jab tak khatam nahi ho (The match is not over until is it actually finished). So, you have to stay there. Aur aapko poora vishwas se khelna hai, poora koshish karna hai ki jab tak match khatam nahi ho jab tak khatam nahi ho (Play with self-belief and put in all the efforts to finish the game),” he added.
The duo of Raina and Mahi will be seen in action on 19th September as CSK will clash with the defending champions Mumbai Indians. Suresh Raina has not played an IPL game in UAE since 2014. He missed the last season due to personal reasons.
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