TNPL 2021: Suresh Raina faces backlash for his ‘I am Brahmin’ remark during commentary

Former Indian batsman Suresh Raina has in all probability shot himself within the foot by making an unwarranted comparability during commentary on the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2021. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman reportedly equated the ‘Chennai culture’ with his ‘Brahmin identity’ during his commentary stint. Raina was doing commentary of the Tamil Nadu Premier League encounter between Lyca Kovai Kings and Salem Spartans on Monday.

Raina, who enjoys a legendary standing at CSK together with skipper MS Dhoni, was requested about embracing the south Indian tradition during the opening match of the TNPL season 5. Responding to a query during the particular interplay, Raina ended up drawing flak on social media with his remark.

“I think I am also brahmin. I have been playing since 2004 in Chennai, I love the culture. I love my teammates. I have played with Anirudha Srikanth, Badri (S Badrinath), Bala Bhai (L Balaji). We have a good administration at CSK and we have the licence to explore ourselves. I love the culture there, and I’m lucky to be part of CSK,” Raina replied.

The CSK southpaw was referred to as out for his ‘Brahmin’ remark during the TNPL 2021 commentary on social media. Raina’s ‘Brahmin’ remark landed the previous Indian cricketer in scorching water and the CSK famous person’s identify was talked about in a number of tweets on social media since Monday.

Meanwhile, with the remaining season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 set to get underway in September, MS Dhoni-led CSK – who’re positioned second within the factors desk – need to attain Dubai as early as August 15 or 20. Not simply CSK, Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore additionally need to take the identical route as per a report on Cricbuzz web site.

“We want to be there by August 15, latest by 20th and we have informed the BCCI that we want to be there by then. We are hoping to get the required permissions, without which the logistical plans will be difficult to execute,” stated CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan.


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