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‘Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself’, Raina Bashed For Saying ‘I’m Also Brahmin’ On Live TV


Suresh Raina is one of the most-loved cricketers in the country and his popularity levels are still high despite him announcing his retirement from international cricket last year, alongside his mentor MS Dhoni.

He is among the most active cricketers on social media and fans always love to get candid with the southpaw through his Twitter or Instagram posts.

© Twitter Chennai Super Kings

However, the last few weeks haven’t been good for the former Indian cricketer because of his statements which have caused massive controversy on the internet. 

First, he was slammed for saying he would quit Indian Premier League if MS Dhoni was not there which drew massive criticism from his die-hard fans, who questioned where his individuality was.

© Instagram Suresh Raina

Now, days later, another statement of his has stirred an even bigger controversy and this time, he is being slammed for mentioning his caste while answering a question on live TV.

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The left-handed batsman was on-air during the opening match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) and was asked about his experience of embracing the Chennai culture over the years. 

Nicknamed ‘Chinna Thala’ by passionate CSK supporters, Raina began his answer by saying “I am also Brahmin” and added that he had been playing in Chennai since 2004.

Did #SureshRaina just say ‘Am also a Brahmin’ on national telivision..

Chennai culture… hmmm#TNPL2021 pic.twitter.com/zKa2nwoeIs

— The Illusionist (@JamesKL95) July 19, 2021

“I think, I am also Brahmin. I have been playing since 2004 in Chennai, I love the culture… I love my teammates. I have played with Anirudha Srikanth, Badri (Subramaniam Badrinath), Bala Bhai (L Balaji)… I think you need to learn something good from there. We have a good administration, we have the license to explore ourselves. I love the culture there, and I’m lucky to be part of CSK. Hopefully, we will play more matches there,” Raina said.

@ImRaina you should be ashamed yourself.

It seems that you have never experienced real Chennai culture though you have been playing many years for Chennai team. https://t.co/ZICLRr0ZLh

— Suresh (@suresh010690) July 19, 2021

What the heck @ImRaina sir.. you shouldn’t use that word ….. https://t.co/v8AD1Cp0fT pic.twitter.com/TltPoMbYec

— udayyyyyy 🏻‍🏻‍🏻‍️ (@uday0035) July 19, 2021

Some irrelevant reply by Raina…

— Arun Kumar Mahalingam (@Arunkm1980) July 20, 2021

@ImRaina Hello, Brahmins are not representative of Chennai. If this is your IQ level, you deserve to represent UP IPL team. cc @KasthuriShankar Please do the needful ka

— SenJay (@kichuoli) July 20, 2021

Be ashamed to what you say for….. pic.twitter.com/P1FcTSk0XT

— Bruh (@Bruh68792988) July 20, 2021

So watched the video, I once liked Raina very much and now im sad how ignorant or he has been hiding all these days. Lost it! No more respect

— vijay renganathan (@MarineRenga) July 20, 2021

A majority of fans weren’t clearly pleased with Raina and discarded his comments as irrelevant. They even chided him for unnecessarily mentioning his caste while replying to a question that had no need for it.

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Raina has represented Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League in all but two seasons when the franchise was banned for corruption. 

He has been a key player for the Chennai-based outfit and played a key role in their all three title triumphs.

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