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15 inspirational quotes by Suresh Raina


15 inspirational quotes by Suresh Raina: Suresh Raina has been an asset for Indian cricket ever since he made his debut. A talented middle-order batsman, Raina has excelled in the shorter formats to become one of India’s finest match winners. The southpaw is loved by fans for his team work and spirit more so after he donned the Chennai Super Kings jersey to emerge as a superstar. Raina is someone who gives his 100 percent on the field. An aggressive batsman with match-winning abilities , Raina is regarded as one of the best fielders in the Indian side who brings in a lot of stability and utility to the men in blue. Here is look at some of his iconic quotes in his journey of cricket

“As professional cricketers, we have to ensure that we are battle-ready all the time.” – Raina

1. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength”

2. “I have always maintained that if you work hard, it won’t go waste, as recognition will come to you at some stage, whether in studies or sports. You need to have good intentions and intent to move ahead in life as well as in sports.”

3. “The shot of Kapil Dev kissing the World Cup and hordes of Indian fans all over at Lord”s is etched in my memory. Every Indian is proud of that victory, and every Indian player who has played the World Cup after that “83 win wants to bring the Cup home.”

4. “As professional cricketers, we have to ensure that we are battle-ready all the time.”

5. “I will never date an actor or a model. My family will never accept her. We are a middle class family, and an actress will never be able to gel with us.”

6. “I am not brand conscious. I wear what suits me.”

7. “My job is to perform, enjoy cricket and thank God for whatever he has given me.”

8. “At the international level, one has to keep working hard and develop new skills. International cricket is all about improving yourself.”

9. “It is not how big you are, it’s how big you play”

10. “Celebration is big for me. From my younger days, when I used to win mementos while playing basketball, I have always believed in sharing my success. It has to be there. It lifts the energy levels of the entire side if you are positive and vocal when a wicket falls.”

11. “My days in hostel were tough. I was ragged by my seniors. We were asked to wash their dirty clothes, do their odd jobs, etc. When it came to eating, we would be often given burnt rotis and milk that had awful odour. But, never once did I call home. I knew if I had to become a tough cricketer, I would have to handle the pressure.”

12. “If you”re successful, it”s important to enjoy it! I love shopping for clothes, branded clothes. I love shopping in England, Dubai. I like to travel whenever I can.”

13. “I used to practice at the hockey ground on synthetic surface while I was in the sports hostel, so Test cricket is certainly going to be a challenge for me.”

14. “When you”re successful, there will be friends, people, VIPs rallying around you. When you”re down and out, you”re all alone. That”s why it”s important to be a good person. Because whether you”re a successful cricketer or not can always change, but the respect you earn by being the person you are stays with you.”

15. “As a sportsman, you always play to win. Having said that, it”s not possible to win every day. There will be days when you will do well and there will be days you won”t.”

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