New Delhi: Before the start of Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series, speculations were rife that Suresh Raina would take up the new role of a 'finisher' as MS Dhoni is set to promote himself up the order.
But against a robust South African side, the southpaw has only managed to accumulate 114 runs in five matches, which include two T20s and three ODIs.
His poor run with the willow is a major concern for Team India, who are trailing 2-1 in the five-match series and have already lost the T20 series.
It seems that Proteas premier spinner Imran Tahir has made Raina his bunny. In last five matches the leggie got the better of Raina on three occasions.
In fact, in the last two ODIs, the 28-year-old couldn't even open his account.
A player who is known for hitting big shots is struggling to even spend some significant time at the crease.
At a time when India are already facing a lot of issues related to its batting-order, it's high time the senior member steps up and makes his presence felt by playing some match-winning knocks.