Raina's 'I am also Brahmin' comment draws flak on Twittertext_fields
A comment by former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina during a commentary stint in the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League has drawn flak on social media.
During the commentary, Raina said that "I think I'm also Brahmin. I have been playing since 2004 in Chennai. I love the culture, I love my teammates." when he was asked by a commentator about how he has embraced the Chennai culture.
Reacting to Raina's remark, a user on Twitter said it seems that you have never experienced real Chennai culture despite playing for Chennai for years.
A Twitterati said Raina that he should be ashamed of himself. "It seems that you have never experienced real Chennai culture though you have been playing many years for Chennai team," the tweet read.
"So watched the video, I once liked Raina very much and now I'm sad how ignorant or he has been hiding all these days. Lost it! No more respect," another one added.
Raina announced his retirement from international cricket last year on August 15.
The left-handed batsman, who is part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the Indian Premier League has been a vital cog for the CSK over the years. Raina is the third-highest run-scorer in the cash-rich league