Suresh Raina: Read why Indian all-rounder once thought about committing suicide...
During his teenager days, there were several bullying incidents and Raina was finding it difficult to cope up in the Sports Hostel in Lucknow.
New Delhi: He is probably India's most valuable player in T20 cricket, but Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina has gone through some tough times in the past.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Raina revealed how he once planned to commit suicide during his hostel days.
Sharing his ordeal, Raina shared an incident where he was travelling in a train at the age of 13 and felt something heavy on his shoulders while he was asleep. He realised his hands were tied and there was a big kid on his chest, who started peeing on his face. Raina somehow pushed the boy off the train to get rid off him.
There were several other bullying incidents and Raina was finding it difficult to cope up in the Sports Hostel in Lucknow. It was during this period that suicidal thoughts crossed his mind.
Raina revealed another incident where he was hit by hockey sticks and one of his mates was beaten so badly that he went into a coma-like state.
Raina quit the hostel after a year but joined rejoined after two months after his brother convinced him to do so.