Suresh Raina, Gary Kirsten cross paths in The Netherlands, relive old days

PTI, Jul, 03 2017

New Delhi: India batsman Suresh Raina on Monday relived his days in the national team during coach Gary Kirsten era as he practised with the South African in The Netherlands.

Suresh Raina and Gary Kirsten pose together for a photo. Image courtesy: Twitter/ @ImRaina

Suresh Raina and Gary Kirsten pose together for a photo. Image courtesy: Twitter/ @ImRaina

Raina, who was part of Kirsten coached Indian team which won the 2011 World Cup, is in The Netherlands where his wife Priyanka works.

Kirsten is in the country for a three-day training camp with the U-17 Netherlands team.

"It's so nice to be practicing with this super talented man! There is always so much to learn from you @Gary_Kirsten," tweeted Raina.

Raina also met the young cricketers of The Netherlands.

"It was wonderful meeting up with the whole group and to be able to share experiences," he wrote.

Raina last played for India in February 2017 in a T20I against England. He was in the ODI squad during New Zealand series in 2016 but couldn't play in the eleven due to illness. Owing to personal reasons, the southpaw also missed a major chunk of domestic cricket. He was on stand-by for the 2017 ICC Chamapions Trophy.

Published Date: Jul 03, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017



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