Muradnagar celebrates Raina's selection

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

Moradabad's claim to fame is probably the fact that it's home to Robert Vadra while Muradnagar in UP will now be known as Suresh Raina's hometown.

Muradnagar: Moradabad's claim to fame is probably the fact that it's home to Robert Vadra while Muradnagar in Uttar Pradesh will now be known as Suresh Raina's hometown. He hasn't played for India just yet, but getting selected in the squad of 16 is what has started the celebrations. The 18-year-old is presently attending the training camp in Bangalore but his family back home in Uttar Pradesh is anxiously waiting to see their Bunty bat alongside his hero Rahul Dravid. "It is a great achievement for us. He is mad about cricket and very talented. He never looked back after leaving for Lucknow and then England," said T C Raina, Suresh Raina's father. Muradnagar is no longer famous for its ordinance factory now and is better known as Suresh Raina's hometown. Fan following After the new team's announcement, Raina's fan following swelled tremendously in Muradnagar that included the district police chief who sent his compliments. "He is a very hard working boy and will win laurels for us and the country," said Parvesh Raina, Suresh Raina's mother. The Uttar Pradesh left-hander shot into the limelight with his impressive outings for the India Under-19 team in the World Cup. However, it was his superb form in the domestic cricket last season, including 484 runs in six Ranji matches, which made selectors take notice.
Topics : Cricket Suresh Raina
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