Mumbai. In a sensational claim after once again playing a sensational knock for CSK last night, CSK batsman and part time Indian fielder Suresh Raina today revealed that it was not him, but his nephew who has been playing all this while for India.
“Indian jerseys are dangerous. Discovered it last night after I caught my nephew trying to steal them, before catching a flight to Bangladesh,” Raina tweeted before not deleting it.
This is the second time in 2 years, when Ghazaibad born cricketer blamed his nephew for some blunder he was being held responsible for. He urged media and cricket fans to make note of it and criticize his nephew for all terrible performances that they may have seen from his bat so far in international matches.
Raina pointed towards his perennially excellent form in IPL and contrastingly poor form in international matches, as the evidence to further strengthen his claim that both these players were indeed different.
Raina however clarified that he only stopped playing for India 2-3 years ago, and hence he should be given credit for all those scintillating match winning knocks that he one used to crack on regular basis.
“I stopped playing for India sometime back to focus on my career as a CSK batsman, and used to wonder why I was being criticized, abused, and made fun of on social networking sites when I was not even playing,” Raina revealed.
Raina further disclosed that his nephew looks exactly like him and that is why BCCI and Indian team management never objected to his presence in the dressing room and on the playing field.
“My nephew may have inherited some genes when it comes to appearance, but unfortunately he could not inherit my unmatchable cricketing skills and talent,” Raina explained the failure for which he had been unfairly blamed.
On being asked why his nephew did this, Raina said, “Oh he is a budding cricketer and wanted to use this platform of playing for India to prepare himself and fulfill his ultimate dream of representing CSK in IPL.”
Meanwhile as the news spread, Raina’s teammate Rohit Sharma was caught pressurizing his married cousin to start his family.