These 5 veteran players, who made their debut under the captaincy of Suresh Raina, became the big names of Team India today
Former India player Suresh Raina also once captained Team India. Let us tell you that these 5 legendary players made their debut under the captaincy of Raina. India’s strong player and former captain Virat Kohli is also included in this list.
Virat Kohli, who is called the run machine of Team India, is the best batsman of the current era, there is no doubt about it. Even though his bat has been silent for some time, despite this Virat’s stature is quite big. Virat Kohli made his debut in the T20 format under the captaincy of Suresh Raina. Virat Kohli has so far scored 8074 runs in 102 Tests for India, 12344 runs in 260 ODIs and 3308 runs in 99 T20Is. Virat has 70 international hundreds to his name in all three formats at an average of around 50.
Ravichandran Ashwin is counted among the best spinners not only in Team India but in the world. Ashwin also made his debut in the T20 format in 2010 against Zimbabwe under the captaincy of Suresh Raina in the same match with Virat Kohli. Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 442 wickets in 86 Test matches for India. He has taken 151 wickets in 113 ODIs and 61 wickets in 51 T20 matches.
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Amit Mishra played his first match for Team India in the series with Virat and Ashwin in 2010 against Zimbabwe under the captaincy of Suresh Raina. There is no doubt that Amit Mishra did not get as many opportunities as he should have. Despite this, whenever they got the chance, they came true on most of the occasions. Amit Mishra has taken 16 wickets in 10 T20 matches. At the same time, he has taken 76 wickets in 22 Test matches and 64 wickets in 36 ODIs.
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One more name is added to Team India’s fast bowling attack and that name is Umesh Yadav. On 28 May 2010, Umesh Yadav played his one-day international against Zimbabwe under the captaincy of Suresh Raina. Team India’s pacer Umesh Yadav has played 52 Tests, 75 ODIs and 7 T20 matches for India. In this match he has taken 158, 106 and 9 wickets. Let us tell you that Umesh Yadav was also an important part of the team that won the 2013 Champions Trophy.
Axar Patel, one of the current all-rounders of Team India, also made his debut in the ODI series against Bangladesh under the captaincy of Suresh Raina. Patel played his first match under the captaincy of Suresh Raina on 15 June 2014 at the age of 20. So far, 28-year-old Axar Patel has played 6 Tests, 38 ODIs and 23 T20 matches for India.
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