PM Modi wrote a big letter to Suresh Raina, Raina also replied
new Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to Suresh Raina who said goodbye to the world of cricket and has wished for the second innings of life. Suresh Raina left his international cricket career on 15 August along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
PM Modi praised Raina’s game and described him as a great cricketer. In praise of Raina’s fielding, Modi said that the captain’s trust in Raina was also maintained with the ball. Former cricketer Raina also expressed gratitude for this letter from Modi and wrote that such inspiring words from the Prime Minister of the country is a very big thing.
Narendra Modi wrote that on August 15, you took the most difficult decision of your life. I do not want to use the word ‘retirement’ because you are too young and energetic to ‘retire’. After a very memorable journey on the cricket field, you are preparing for the second innings of your life.
He further wrote that ‘generations will not only remember you as a good batsman but also your role as a useful bowler will not be forgotten. You are a bowler who can be trusted by the captain if he gets a chance. Your fielding was fantastic. You can mark some of the best international catches of this period. It will take several days to calculate the number of runs you have saved.
When we play, we give our blood & sweat for the nation. No better appreciation than being loved by the people of this country and even more by the country’s PM. Thank you arenarendramodi ji for your words of appreciation & best wishes. I accept them with gratitude. Jai Hind!?? pic.twitter.com/l0DIeQSFh5
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) August 21, 2020
Praising Raina, the PM wrote that ‘the praise of the players is not only on the field but also outside the field. Your courage will encourage many youths. During your cricket career, you faced injuries and other problems but overcame challenges every time.
He further wrote in the letter that ‘Suresh Raina always accompanied the team spirit. You played not for personal records but for the pride of the team and India. Your courage on the field was amazing and we also saw that your celebration was different on the wicket of the opposition team.
Not only this, PM further writes that ‘Your contribution to social service is also commendable. You were always ahead to help women empowerment, clean India and the needy. Thank you for all you have done to make India a leader in the world of sports.
In response to the PM’s congratulatory letter, Raina wrote that when we play, we shed our blood and sweat for the country. There is no other inspiration greater than the love of the people of this country, and when the Prime Minister of the country says this for you, it is even bigger. Modi ji, thank you for your inspiring words and good wishes. I accept it wholeheartedly. Jai Hind.’