Suresh Raina back to training ground after South Africa tour

Raina is a part of India's Nidahas trophy squad.

Raina made hsi comeback in the India team against South Africa in the T20s. (AFP)

Team India are back from their South Africa sojourn. Losing the Test series, they bounced back well under Kohli's leadership to win the ODI and the subsequent T20I series. 

Back home, while some players are taking it easy before the Nidahasd Tri  Series starting 6th March, Suresh Raina has hit the ground hard and running. 

Taking to Twitter, Raina posted a video which read: “Hill running at Nehru Park. CardioPumpculars!! helps in strengthening your foundation. #Fitness #Training #StayingFit ##”

Suresh Raina and Shikhar Dhawan starred with the bat but it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who again held his nerve in the end as India sealed the T20I series with a sensational 2-1 win over South Africa in Cape Town.

With Kohli missing out on the T20I decider sue to a sore back, Raina took full opportunity of his elevation at number 3. Southpaw Raina scored a quickfire 43 off just 27 balls, Pandya(21) and Karthik (13) chipped in with the runs towards the end as India finished their innings at 172/7. South Africa bowled well in patches with Junior Dala again impressive with his raw pace, as he picked up 3/35 in his 4 overs.  

India's slow bowlers including Raina were able to befuddle the South African batsmen in the T20Idecider, winning which India completed a 2-1 series win and thereby completed the tour on a winning note. 

The Indian team after clinching the T20I series against South Africa in Cape Town, won a million hearts as they donated R1,00,000 to the Cape Town Water Crisis Fund. In fact, it was not just the Indian team that donated for the noble cause, but also the South African team. 

The cheque was given to Gift of Givers at the last T20I on Sunday. The donated money will be used to drill boreholes as well as to supply bottled water to organisations in need.

By Anshuman Roy - 28 Feb, 2018

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