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ICC World T20 2014: Suresh Raina motivated by Sourav Ganguly’s inputs

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Suresh Raina was dropped from Asia Cup 2014 squad © Getty Images

Mar 9, 2014

Suresh Raina, known for playing swashbuckling shots through the mid-wicket region was dropped from the Indian squad that played in Asia Cup 2014. However, he is eager to play in the ICC World T20 2014 that starts from March 16. He has even received valuable inputs from former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly.

Raina on valuable inputs he received from Ganguly, “Ganguly just gave me confidence and told me to work on my strength. He reminded me how well I had done in ODIs before and told me to play the same aggressive game that made me successful. It does feel good when such a great player has so many good things to say about your game,” as reported by Times of India.

It has been a tough phase for him in recent times as he was left out of the squad. Raina though, is looking forward to playing in the marquee tournament, “This T20 World Cup is going to be the stepping stone for the 50-over World Cup in a year’s time. If we do well and go on to win it here, it’s going to be a huge boost to our confidence. As for me, if I do well and have a good Indian Premier League [IPL] after that, it will help me come back into reckoning for [One-Day Internationals] ODIs.”

Raina also gave his opinion on the difference between playing ODIs and T20Is by saying, “In T20 cricket, more often than not, I have gone out to bat early. It has allowed me the time to get settled and play some crucial innings. That’s something I would like to do in ODIs as well, as and when I get the chance again.”

Suresh Raina has been a successful member of the Indian setup in the shorter versions of the game.

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