Sydney, Jan 10: Suresh Raina's Test comeback lasted just 4 balls between 2 innings and no runs came off his bat. And fans started making fun of the left-hander.
Raina, who was playing a Test after a gap of more than 2 years, failed to make make an impression. In the first innings of the Sydney Test, he was dismissed for a golden duck and today, in the second essay, he headed back to the pavilion with a 3-ball duck to complete a pair, second of his brief career.
With two scores of 0 in this game, which ended in a draw, Raina completed a hat-trick of ducks. His previous Test against New Zealand in Bangalore in August 2012 too ended in a second innings 0 after scoring 55 in the first. In 18 Tests, he has 768 runs. This slump after starting off with a 120 on debut against Sri Lanka in 2010.
Indian fans, who are known to pounce on failing cricketers, today picked Raina. The name Raina was trending on Twitter on Saturday afternoon.
Here are some of the fun tweets on Raina
even the 12th man scores more runs dan raina in test cricket
even the 12th man scores more runs dan raina in test cricket— vinay kumar dokania (@vinaydokania) January 10, 2015
If you write down Raina's last 10 Test innings scores, you may get your Bank account number.
If you write down Raina's last 10 Test innings scores, you may get your Bank account number.— #HindiStoryADay (@GabbbarSingh) January 10, 2015
Suresh Raina in Tests :50+ : 8Ducks : 8
Suresh Raina in Tests :50+ : 8Ducks : 8— Merin Kumar (@merin_kumar) January 10, 2015
Pair for Raina. Farewell in whites.
Pair for Raina. Farewell in whites.— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) January 10, 2015
how rude r ppl..NOT ABLE to see Suresh Raina efforts?he faced 300% more balls than first inning
1st ing - 1ball
2 ing- 3 balls
how rude r ppl..NOT ABLE to see Suresh Raina efforts?he faced 300% more balls than first inning 1st ing - 1ball 2 ing- 3 balls match drawn— EkDumJhakkas (@indianoo001) January 10, 2015