It’s not just about both being Indian cricketers. M S Dhoni and Suresh Raina’s yaari is founded on some amazing shared qualities.
Starting small: Both M S Dhoni and Suresh Raina are small town boys who’ve made it to the big league and how! While MSD calls Ranchi home, Raina is from Muradnagar. The story goes that when Raina made his debut in 2005, he preferred to sleep on the floor while on tour, saying that was, what he was accustomed to. Dhoni, apparently, promptly joined him on the floor.
In defence: Cricket is a funny game and today’s bouquets could well turn into tomorrow’s brickbats. The media is unforgiving and thinks nothing of going after players when they see an alleged slip-up. But trust Dhoni to always stick up for teammate Raina whenever he’s been under fire. Raina does the same for his skipper. What’s more, both players are known for coming up with witty, sharp responses when the media steps out of line. Guess they have a good laugh about it later.
Captains in common: While Raina plays under Dhoni’s captaincy in the national side, when it comes to the IPL they are on equal footing, both captaining teams – Raina is skipper of the Gujarat Lions and Dhoni captains Rising Pune Supergiants. They must surely spend their bonding time discussing captaincy, we are guessing.
Successful partnerships: Statistics prove it too. The average partnership between Dhoni and Raina in ODIs is 62.14, with nine century and 17 half-century partnerships. It is the highest among any other Indian partnerships and that says a lot about their on-field yaari to be sure.
In tune: Besides being among India's finest cricketers, both Raina and MSD can hit the high note with ease and have a shared love of music and singing. In fact, Raina has even sung playback vocals for the movie Meeruthiya Gangsters.
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