Chennai: In a recent controversy, CSK batsman Suresh Raina is being called out for saying that he is “also a Brahmin” on Live commentary during a Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) match on Tuesday. Raina was invited for commentary during a TNPL season 5 match between Lyca Kovai Kings and Salem Spartans.
Suresh Raina is a popular face in the state of Tamil Nadu and especially in Chennai due to his long association with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Thus, while Raina was on commentary, he was asked about he embraced the Chennai culture so well, to which the star batsman replied by saying, “I think, I am also Brahmin. I have been playing since 2004 in Chennai, I love the culture and I love my teammates. I have played with 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’m lucky to be part of CSK. Hopefully, we will play more matches there.”
See what Raina exactly had to say:
Did #SureshRaina just say ‘Am also a Brahmin’ on national telivision..😂😂
— The Illusionist (@JamesKL95) July 19, 2021
Twitteratis never lose a chance to corner any person when something like this happens. Look at some of the tweets that took potshots at Suresh Raina:
Abhinav Mukund : *Questions about Chennai culture*
Raina : Am a Brahmin too! pic.twitter.com/DL27kStnr7
— JC (@jc_writes_) July 19, 2021
Reporter: How have you embraced Chennai culture over the years, playing for Chennai Super Kings?
Suresh Raina: I’m also a Brahmin.
— Cāmuk (@Albert_Camuk) July 20, 2021
— PERSON x راگول (@amercianpatrio2) July 20, 2021
Chennai culture is usually projected as Tamil Brahmin culture in some circles, Chennai Express etc.
Filter coffee, Mylapore, Curs Rice with Maggi. Maybe Raina thought that this will help him get close to fans. https://t.co/ZihzCyilaI
— dhadibaby (@Eevera) July 20, 2021
The 34-year old has come up with his autobiography called ‘Believe’. He is set to play for CSK for the remaining season from mid-August. In a recent interview, Suresh Raina has made a major announcement about his future in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He said that he will stop playing IPL if MS Dhoni decides to stop playing in the league.