Suresh Raina hints at joining Lucknow Super Giants as mentor for IPL 2024

Dec 24, 2023

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Former India Cricketer Suresh Raina has hinted at joining the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Lucknow Super Giants as a mentor for IPL 2024. Notably, Raina hails from Uttar Pradesh and has been a legendary cricketer for both India and his IPL team Chennai Super Kings.

The 37-year-old retired from the IPL after the 2022 edition after he failed to attract any bidders during the mega auction and has been working as a commentator since then. However, the Ghaziabad-born cricketer made heads turn as he replied to a Tweet claiming that his joining LSG as a mentor is fake news. While replying to the Tweet, Raina wrote “Why? Your news can’t be rite all the time?” hinting at a possible comeback to IPL as a support staff.

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निहायत फर्जी खबर…. https://t.co/pyqoNDGDUS

— Abhishek Tripathi / अभिषेक त्रिपाठी (@abhishereporter) December 23, 2023

Notably, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir served as the mentor for LSG in their first two editions after they made their IPL debut. However, ahead of IPL 2024, he has returned to his old franchise Kolkata Knight Riders whom he led to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

Meanwhile, Raina is counted among the greatest batters to ever play in the IPL as he ranks on the fifth spot in the list of all-time highest run scorers in the tournament’s history. In the 238 innings played in the IPL, the southpaw has scored 5528 runs at an average of 32.51 and a strike rate of 136.73 with one hundred and 39 fifties.

Suresh Raina led Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017

He enjoyed massive success in Chennai Super Kings under the leadership of MS Dhoni winning four IPL titles. Raina also led the Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016 and 2017 and even led them to playoffs in their debut season in 2016.

Also Read: LSG Team 2024 Player List: Complete Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Squad and Players List for IPL 2024

Apart from his IPL heroics, Raina is also the first Indian batter to score a hundred in all three formats in international cricket for India. He was also a part of India’s 2011 World Cup winning team playing crucial knocks against Australia and Pakistan in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively. 

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