Rahul Dravid was the seniormost member in Team India when Raina had started playing Image: Twitter
Rahul Dravid was in the twilight of his career when Suresh Raina started playing international cricket. Dravid was Raina's first captain and safe to say, his mentor as well.
And now that Raina has made a comeback to the Indian team, the spotlight is back on him. In the wake of that, the most impactful statement he's made is that Dravid, the former India captain, is like an elder brother to him.
In an interview with Times of India, Raina said, “I have always idolised Rahul Dravid. He was my first captain and he has always been an elder brother to me. Hum log thay UP waale desi ekdum. Pata nahi tha kaise khana hai, cutlery kaise use karni hai. Bass yeh pata tha ki ball ko maarna kaise hai. Unse milne ke baad ek saleeka aaya, ek tehzeeb aayi. Dravid showed the way to lead life and the attitude that a player should have. Rahul bhai supported me a lot."
Raina returned to the Indian team and the Internet had gone crazy after Kohli asked him to bat at No. 3 in the first T20I against South Africa. Although he made only 15 runs, he smashed a six and two boundaries to announce his return.