Lucky escape for Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, survives auto accident

Ruben Hill
September 12, 2017

It was a providential escape for Raina, who is supposed to lead the India Blue team at the Green Park Stadium, when one of the tyres of his auto burst near Etawah early on Tuesday.

Indian media reported that the cricketer was travelling in a Range Rover when near Etawah one of the rear tyres burst. It was discovered that if the vehicle was at high speed, it would have created major problems for the cricketer.

The accident took place at around 02:00am and the athlete was stranded along the roadside for a while until locals informed the police who arranged another vehicle for the remainder of his journey.

Although the Uttar Pradesh lad didn't have a spare tyre at his disposal, he was assisted by local police, who provided him with an alternative auto. This was established by DSP Rajesh Kumar Singh who also confirmed that Raina was behind the wheels at the time of the incident.

Raina will be hoping to put in strong performances in the Duleep Trophy after being snubbed in India's limited overs squad for the Australia series. The southpaw got at least two four-day games to make an impact.

Raina was travelling to Kanpur to play one of the matches under Duleep Trophy.

The "Yo-Yo" endurance test is an advanced version of the "beep" test that was used by teams of earlier generations.

He last donned the Indian colours in January this year, playing for the T20I team during the England's tour of India.

India Blue: Suresh Raina (c), Abhimanyu Eswaran, Manoj Tiwary, Jayant Yadav, Bhargav Bhatt, Deepak Jagbir Hooda, Vijay Shankar, K.S. Bharat, Ankit Rajpoot, Sagul Kamat, Ishant Sharma, Samit Gohil, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan.

However, Raina had scored well below the permissible level of 19.5 which is the biggest reason for his ouster.

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