If there's a problem, say it on my face: Suresh Raina on selectors not communicating with senior players

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New Delhi, India Published: May 25, 2020, 07:56 PM(IST)

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Veteran Indian batsman Suresh Raina has been pretty vocal about the lack of communication between the national selectors and players as the southpaw said that if any selector has problem regarding something then he should say it on his face rather than being silent on the matter. 

Veteran Indian batsman Suresh Raina has been pretty vocal about the lack of communication between the national selectors and players as the southpaw said that if any selector has problem regarding something then he should say it on his face rather than being silent on the matter. 

Raina, who has been out of the national side for a while now, further said that the selectors didn’t give him any reason behind his exclusion following India’s series against England in 2018, which was his last appearance for the Men in Blue. 

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“I feel somewhere communication should have happened, I’ve been saying that. Senior players have supported me, the selection isn’t in my hands. There have been many great selectors, Dilip Vengsarkar supported the players, Kiran More sir, there were many good selectors who used to communicate with players, be it a junior or senior,” Raina told FanCode.

“A selector has a right to tell face to face, I would prefer that because I’ve learnt it from my father and MS Dhoni. You say it on my face, if there’s a problem, I will solve it,” he added.

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Raina clarified that he doesn’t have any issues with senior players like Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma but his problem is with selectors as he said that they should be more professional while adding players give their all for the country by working hard and staying away from family and deserve to get answers to these questions. 

“Virat told me to improve my fitness, I did it, that’s why he made me play. Rohit always knew my talent. I don’t have any problem with any player, but as a selector, they should be more professional. I am not targetting anyone, I am just saying that sometimes you give so much to the country, you work so hard, stay away from the family, I personally think we should get answers to these questions,” said the left-hander.
 

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