T20 World Cup 2024: Suresh Raina Foils Pakistani Journalist's Troll Attempt After Shahid Afridi's Appointment as World Cup Ambassador - Latest Global News

T20 World Cup 2024: Suresh Raina Foils Pakistani Journalist’s Troll Attempt After Shahid Afridi’s Appointment as World Cup Ambassador

Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina did not go easy on a Pakistani journalist who attacked him over the ICC’s announcement of Shahid Afridi as the brand ambassador for the T20 World Cup 2024. He slammed the fan and said that he had the 2011 World Cup in his pocket and that was enough for him.

The T20 World Cup 2024 is just around the corner as the ICC completes all preparations for the tournament. The tournament will begin on June 2 and will be played in the United States of America (USA) and the Caribbean, with 20 teams participating for the first time.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday (May 24) announced former Pakistan star Shahid Afridi as the brand ambassador of the tournament, but this was highlighted by a journalist on his Twitter account who slammed Suresh Raina for the same.

He posted: “The ICC has appointed Shahid Afridi as the ambassador for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Hello, Suresh Raina.

Suresh Raina, while recalling the 2011 World Cup, reminded fans of the match between India and Pakistan in the same tournament which India won. Quoting the Twitter user’s comment, he stated:

“I am not an ICC ambassador, but the 2011 World Cup is at my home. Do you remember the match in Mohali? I hope it brings back unforgettable memories for you.”

It all started after Suresh Raina made a dig at Shahid Afridi during an Indian Premier League match. A fellow commentator jokingly asked him if he wanted to retire and play cricket again.

However, in response, Suresh Raina stated that he is not Shahid Afridi. The former Pakistan captain retired and then reversed his decision several times, leading to him being heavily criticised by many fans and experts.

Suresh Raina said: “Suresh Raina hu, Shahid Afridi nahi” (I am Suresh Raina, not Shahid Afridi).”

Gambhir’s opinion changed the fate of the franchise – Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina recently praised Gautam Gambhir for Kolkata Knight Riders’ success in the league. He said that the franchise’s mentor does not give up easily and his arrival this season has paid off for the team.

Suresh Raina highlighted how Gautam Gambhir gives his all for the franchise and said that his attitude has changed the fortunes of the team. He added:

“We have played a lot of cricket with Gautam Gambhir and he never gives up in any situation. With his arrival, we saw a change in the batting order and that has paid off handsomely this season.

“He was actively involved in the auction process and then worked on the combinations for the new season. Gambhir’s opinion changed the fate of the franchise.”

Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Knight have reached the final of the 2024 Indian Premier League. They will face the winner of the second qualifier to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday (May 24).

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