I Am Getting Better at Facing Short-pitched Stuff: Raina

By Ashish Shukla

Kingston (Jamaica), Jun 21 (PTI) Long considered suspect against short-pitched deliveries, Indian batsman Suresh Raina says he no longer has trouble facing bouncers courtesy the tips he has got from seniors such as Rahul Dravid.

Raina, along with Harbhajan Singh (70), was the hero of India's innings yesterday with an 82-run knock in which dominated pacers, who tried to unsettle him with bouncers.

The left-hander stood his ground against whizzing deliveries past his torso and was almost disdainful against the West Indian bowlers.

"My plan was to play straight; keep my mind clear and look to be patient. God has been kind to me," remarked Raina

Raina has so far featured in nine Tests but isn't being seen as a regular because of his perceived weakness against bouncing deliveries.


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