Suresh Raina failed to perform in the opening game of the second leg against Mumbai Indians. The left-handed batsman was easily undone by rivals. Former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn slammed the former India player for his display against the defending champions.
In match 30 of IPL 14, CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first against the Kieron Pollard-led side. Raina scored four runs off 6 balls and his brief was marred by his uneasiness against the bowlers. Steyn said Raina looked like a ‘school boy cricketer’.
“Boult started really well. That ball especially to Raina. He ran in and set that aggressive leg-side field. And you could see immediately that. He (Suresh Raina) didn’t want anything of it. He looked like a school boy cricketer at a point. I couldn’t believe this was an international player doing what he was doing, almost embarrassing that he broke his bat and got out. Had that gone for six, maybe I won’t have said that but it is what we saw,” Dale Steyn explained during a chat on ESPNCricinfo.