Suresh Raina to charge MS Dhoni’s role as finisher in India’s ODIs and T20Is [ Current Affairs ]

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About Suresh Raina - Indian Cricket Player: He was born on 27th November 1986. He is from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. He is an Indian Cricket Player. He is a left - handed batsman and also an off - spin bowler. He is the 2nd youngest player to captain Indian team.

Image of Suresh Raina

Image of Suresh Raina

Left - handed Indian batsman and also an off - spin bowler

  • He plays for Uttar Pradesh and also is the vice - president of Chennai super kings in Indian Premier League.
  • His first debut was on 26th July 2010 against Sri Lanka.

About Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni):

Image of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Image of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Regarded as one of the greatest finisher

  • He was born on 7th July 1981.
  • He is from Ranchi in Bihar.
  • He is an Indian Cricket Player.
  • He is widely regarded as one of the greatest finisher.
  • His test debut was on 2nd December in 2005.
  • He is a right handed batsman and wicket keeper.
  • Currently he is the captain of Indian cricket team.

About his achievements:

  • In 2007 he won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
  • He won ICC ODI Player of the year in the years 2008 and 2009.
  • He also won Padma Shri in 2009.
  • He was honored the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the Territorial Army.
  • Time magazine included Dhoni as one of the “Most Influential People in the World” in 2011.
  • Dhoni was ranked 16th most in demand athlete in the world by Sports authority in 2012.
  • Forbes magazine ranked Dhoni at 23rd in the list of highest paid athletes in the world in 2015.

About Raina to charge Dhoni’s role:

  • Raina has been an important part of India’s One Day International (ODI) and also contributed as a player in Twenty - 20 Internationals.
  • He has the talent of playing the finisher’s role and has the ability to do well in it.
  • He has shown the skill to play the long innings in recent times.
  • Hence Raina is to take charge of Dhoni’s role as Finisher in ODIs and T20Is.

- Published on: September 27, 2015