Former India international Suresh Raina is currently trending on Twitter as England star Jason Roy has opted out of IPL 2022 citing the challenge of staying in the tournament bubble for an extended period.
Raina, who is known as Mr IPL, remain unsold in the recently-concluded mega-auction. However, the moment Roy decided to pull out of the cash-rich league, Gujarat Titans started trending with Raina hashtag.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) March 2, 2022
Dear @gujarat_titans. This is a blessing in disguise to pick @ImRaina . Gives you solid Indian batter you lack in middle order. Allows you to go full throttle with ur foreign bowlers. Remember @henrygayle too was unsold and then he was rehired by @RCBTweets . Rest is history.
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) March 1, 2022
#GujaratTitans fans urging to have Raina as replacement of Roy
— Tanishq Ganu (@smart__leaks) March 2, 2022
— d boss forever (@o9dvEykq4Au40Dc) March 2, 2022
— जोकर (@JOKER_TRENDS) March 2, 2022
Raina is one of the fans favourites and except for the 2020 season he has participated in all editions since the inception of the tournament. The 35-year-old is among the six players to score over 5000 runs in the league. With 5528 runs from 205 matches, Raina is currently at the fourth position in the list of highest run-getters at IPL T20.
Meanwhile, Titans are yet to announce the replacement for their opening batter Roy.