Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022
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the Secret Diary of

Suresh Raina

When mamma talks of having ‘fixed’ my career, I feel uneasy. These are dangerous times that we live in.

Suresh Raina
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Suresh Raina
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With star one-day cricketers, this hectic-shectic lifestyle is quite justified. Engagement on April 1 and wedding in a Delhi hotel last Friday. Why the hurry? Because we are one-day stars. I am among the toppers and do not push and prod like a Test batsman. My designer got ready my sherwani and finished working on Priyanka’s lehenga. Mamma ne bol diya, sab tayyar ho gaya, shaadi kar lo aur mein ne kar liya. For Delhi boys as shown in Hindi films, ‘Maa’ is everything. That is what Karan Johar told me at the reception. He invited me and Priyanka to appear on his TV show and drink coffee with him. Who can say ‘no’ to him?

Wherever I am playing, I still call my mom at least 2-3 times a day. Mind you, this is what Pepsi boss Indira Nooyi also does even today! This reflects our Indianness. I told this to Mamma and she ordered that at my reception we serve nothing but Pepsi Cola!  

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