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Suresh Raina congratulates Ravi Shastri, Zaheer Khan, Rahul Dravid on new assignments with Team India

Suresh Raina congratulates Ravi Shastri, Zaheer Khan, Rahul Dravid on new assignments with Team India

Raina is working on his fitness, and must be quietly hoping to make a comeback into the national team.

If the Indian women's team wins the ICC World Cup a new phase will begin, says Suresh Raina

If the Indian women's team wins the ICC World Cup a new phase will begin, says Suresh Raina

Suresh, who was then in Netherlands holidaying, showered immense praise on the young left-handed women's cricketer Deepti Sharma for her patient knock of 78 runs against Sri Lanka and the manner in which she pushed for the runs despite sluggish wicket.

Suresh Raina catches up with old coach Gary Kirsten in Holland, posts pictures on social media

Suresh Raina catches up with old coach Gary Kirsten in Holland, posts pictures on social media

Suresh Raina visited Gary Kirtsen at his academy in Netherlands and tweeted pictures with him.

Suresh Raina, wife Priyanka meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Netherlands – See pics!

Suresh Raina, wife Priyanka meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Netherlands – See pics!

PM Modi had arrived in Amsterdam on Tuesday, marking the last leg of his three-nation tour that was scheduled. 

SEE PIC: Suresh Raina spends quality time with family in Paris

SEE PIC: Suresh Raina spends quality time with family in Paris

The Gujarat Lions skipper has been training hard in Amsterdam to make a comeback in the national team. 

WATCH: Suresh Raina posts inspirational fitness videos saying 'can't stop, won't stop'

WATCH: Suresh Raina posts inspirational fitness videos saying 'can't stop, won't stop'

Though Raina was included in the 5-man stand-by list, he clearly wasn't please with the BCCI selectors' decision to snub him for the main squad. 

MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli among ESPN's top 100 most famous athletes

MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli among ESPN's top 100 most famous athletes

Four Indian cricketers - Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh - have been included in ESPN's list of the top 100 most famous athletes on the planet. 

WATCH: Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan remind Suresh Raina that he is at The Kapil Sharma Show not Comedy Nights

WATCH: Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan remind Suresh Raina that he is at The Kapil Sharma Show not Comedy Nights

The trio were shooting on the sets of TKSS for a brief comedy tadka before Shikhar and Hardik fly to England for Champions Trophy participation.

Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya arrive at The Kapil Sharma Show post IPL 2017

Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya arrive at The Kapil Sharma Show post IPL 2017

While Pandya went on to lift the IPL 10 trophy with MI, Dhawan's SRH were eliminated from the tournament in the Eliminator contest against KKR. Raina's GL, meanwhile, finished at a paltry 7th this campaign.

IPL 2017: David Warner to lead Ricky Ponting's Team of the Season; Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa also in

IPL 2017: David Warner to lead Ricky Ponting's Team of the Season; Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa also in

In total, six Indian players were selected in the XI along with 1 Australian, 1 England, 2 South African and 1 Afghanistan players.

Champions Trophy: 'BCCI not Gambhir about selection,' Twitterati express anger on Dinesh Karthik's inclusion

Champions Trophy: 'BCCI not Gambhir about selection,' Twitterati express anger on Dinesh Karthik's inclusion

While there might be other names being considered favourites on IPL form, Karthik's selection seems to be a result of his strong domestic performance.

IPL 2017: MS Dhoni becomes first cricketer to reach seven finals in cash-rich tournament

IPL 2017: MS Dhoni becomes first cricketer to reach seven finals in cash-rich tournament

His CSK team-mate Suresh Raina has appeared in six finals. Other CSK players Albie Morkel, Subramaniam Badrinath and Ravichandran Ashwin also have played in five finals each.

WATCH: Huge drama in Kanpur after David Warner opts not to walk, feat. guilty as charged umpire Anil Chaudhary

WATCH: Huge drama in Kanpur after David Warner opts not to walk, feat. guilty as charged umpire Anil Chaudhary

As it turned out, Warner remained not out on 69 off 52 balls to help the visitors to a thumping eight-wicket win. The win ensured that the defending champions are through to the play-offs.

IPL 2017, Match 53: Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad — As it happened...

IPL 2017, Match 53: Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad — As it happened...

Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live score and updates in Indian Premier League.

IPL 2017, Match 53: Sunrisers Hyderabad target play-off berth in must-win game against Gujarat Lions

IPL 2017, Match 53: Sunrisers Hyderabad target play-off berth in must-win game against Gujarat Lions

Going into the match, Sunrisers are the favourites as they seemed to have the most balanced side in the tournament with Warner and Bhuvneswar Kumar currently grabbing the orange and purple caps respectively.

WATCH: When Suresh Raina's die-hard fan disrupted Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils match for an autograph

WATCH: When Suresh Raina's die-hard fan disrupted Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils match for an autograph

Veteran Indian cricketer Suresh Raina suffered a huge blow recently after he was left out of India's 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. Raina, who is leading Gujarat Lions in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been named as one of the five stand-by players for the tournament.

WATCH: Suresh Raina Special! Gujarat Lions captain gives Rishabh Pant rare brain-fade moment in IPL

WATCH: Suresh Raina Special! Gujarat Lions captain gives Rishabh Pant rare brain-fade moment in IPL

Pant was caught up in a LBW confusion off the fifth ball, and in a moment of brain-fade, he forgot to plonk his bad inside the crease even as Raina, fielding at slip, hit the wickets with a direct throw.

WATCH: Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina loses his wicket in shameful fashion to Pat Cummins

WATCH: Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina loses his wicket in shameful fashion to Pat Cummins

BCCI selectors overlooked Raina during the selection of the 15-member squad which will defend the Champions Trophy title in England next month.

IPL 2017, Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils – As it happened...

IPL 2017, Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils – As it happened...

DD vs GL: Despite boasting of some world class players, both Gujarat and Delhi have let their fans down with a dismal show in tenth edition.