Suresh Raina praises Virat Kohli; claims to to know MS Dhoni’s thought process

Indian southpaw Suresh Raina‘s cricketing career has certainly taken a new high after leading the Guajarat Lions side in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. He guided his team to the playoffs but lost in the Qualifier 2 and were eliminated from the tournament after losing to Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers in Qualifier 1. Raina praised the man in form Virat Kohli for his magnificent run in the recent times an spoke highly about him. READ MORE: Jos Buttler wants to emulate Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and David Warner

Raina also asked the budding talent to learn the art of batting from him. He was quoted in a report from saying, “He (Virat Kohli) has a different mindset. He is batting the same way he does in ODIs, T20s or Tests. He knows how to make runs. Every batsman should learn from him on how to bat at No. 3 and get (a) lot of big hundreds, runs in shorter formats and also while chasing. I am confident he will continue the same way for India and win us the games.” READ MORE: The media needs to stop highlighting every little situation, says Umar Akmal 

Raina has played a lot of cricket with MS Dhoni in the Indian cricket team and chennai Super Kings, he claims to be fully aware of the tactics and strategies of the Indian skipper. He added, ““We played together for the Indian team, spent a lot of time together. I have always stood at slip with him, Rahul Dravid or VVS Laxman. I know what sort of planning he does from behind the wickets, what sort of talking he does, how he motivates the players.” READ MORE: Ajinkya Rahane: 15 facts about the classy Indian batsman