Over the past four seasons, he’s played many pivotal innings for CSK. But the past 12 months, however, have been odd for Raina. Not just his Test spot, even a place in the ODIs seemed under threat.
Not very specialThis IPL season wasn’t very productive. He failed to strike a fifty and was fading from public consciousness. On Sunday, the 25-year-old served a timely reminder to critics. His 73 included five sixes.
Not just that, he handled the rising ball from Lee and Kallis well. He even picked Sunil Narine's mystery spin and heaved it into the stands.