Dashing left-hander Suresh Raina’s hard work and consistent domestic performances paid off as he made his way back to the national side after a gap of one year. Ahead of the 3rd T20I, Raina expressed his gratitude towards the Indian captain Virat Kohli for showing faith in him. Raina announced his arrival with a seven-ball 15 runs in the first T20I against South Africa and followed it up with a 24-ball 30 runs in the second T20I.
“It is important (to attack). Virat (Kohli) showed that faith in me. In the last two games we have dominated in the first six overs. It is very important to play well in the first six overs.
“When you look to target the first six overs in T20s, you have to play your shots. Some times you get runs sometimes you don’t, but I think when there is depth in the middle order you need to play really well in the first six overs”
“We have spoken about it in the team meeting as well. When you have been doing well in every game, then you need to finish well too. That is what Virat is all about. He never takes things easier, and on top of that you have MS and Ravi (Shastri) bhai who also give their inputs to the players,” Raina said.
“Virat has led the team well. We did well in Tests and won the ODI series. Dressing room is such that every one is enjoying this success and the process is such that everyone is giving their inputs to Ravi bhai,” he further added.