IPL 2024: Suresh Raina responds to reports of him becoming mentor of Lucknow Super Giants

IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants are undergoing significant changes in their coaching staff, preparing for the upcoming season. In a noteworthy development, Justin Langer, the former Australian batter, has taken over from the previous coach Andy Flower.

Meanwhile, the franchise has witnessed the departure of their mentor and former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who has joined his former team Kolkata Knight Riders. Now, Suresh Raina has been rumoured to be joining the Lucknow-based franchise to fill the void left by Gambhir.

How scenarios unfolded?

The latest update emerged when a fan shared a rumour about Raina potentially joining LSG as a mentor. However, a senior journalist retweeted the post, discrediting the speculation. Interestingly, the former Indian cricketer responded to the post, delivering a sarcastic comeback to the journalist by questioning the accuracy of the news, stating, “Why? Your news can’t be right all the time?,” in his response on X. His witty reply added a touch of humour to the situation, highlighting the ongoing banter between players and the media in the world of cricket.

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Suresh Raina’s illustrious IPL career

Raina stands as an iconic figure in IPL history, having carved out a legendary status with a remarkable tally of 5528 runs in 205 matches, boasting an impressive average of 32.52 and an exceptional strike rate of 136.76. His consistent performances in the past, dynamic style of play, and invaluable contributions have solidified his position as one of the league’s all-time greats, leaving an indelible mark on IPL history.

Often hailed as ‘Mr IPL’ by his fans, the left-handed batter’s cricketing prowess was most prominently showcased during his stint with the Chennai Super Kings, where he played a pivotal role in the team’s triumphs across four title-winning campaigns.

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