Rahul Dravid as captain was good with youngsters like me: Suresh Raina
India's star ODI cricketer Suresh Raina on Monday said he was happy to once again work under India 'A' coach Rahul Dravid.
New Delhi: India's star ODI cricketer Suresh Raina on Monday said he was happy to once again work under India 'A' coach Rahul Dravid.
Dravid was Raina's first captain when the left-hander made his India debut.
“Dravid was good with youngsters like me, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan and others when he was the captain. He gave all of us a lot of confidence, and I’m definitely happy to work with him again,” Raina told the Hindu newspaper.
Raina will be playing in the India 'A' team against Bangladesh 'A' to prepare for the visit of South Africa starting October 2.
“I can’t really say that this ‘A’ series will give us good practice matches because we (senior team) have lost a series to Bangladesh recently. India ‘A’ have done well in the last couple of series, and we need to continue the good work.
It’s all in the mind. I’m happy to play a few good practice games with players like Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Kuldip Yadav and Unmukt Chand. I can learn something from them,” he said.