Former Chennai Super Kings star Suresh Raina granted honourary doctorate by VELS University


Raina – one of the most loved Indian cricketers in Tamil Nadu – has taken centre stage on several occasions, helping win the country some important laurels. The Uttar Pradesh cricketer attended the 12th Annual Convocation ceremony of the varsity in Chennai due to his long-term association with Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Raina, who has played 205 games in the IPL, has scored 5,528 runs in that time, having played for the MS Dhoni-led CSK every season, except for 2016-2017 when he turned out for the Gujarat Lions as their captain. Known as Mr IPL, Raina scored plenty of runs for CSK every season and has amassed the most runs as a batter for the CSK franchise in the history of the IPL.

Known as ‘Chinna Thala’ by the CSK fans, Raina, who has also won the Champions League T20 and the ICC Champions Trophy was felicitated and honoured by the Chief Guest RN Ravi, the Honourable Governor of Tamil Nadu. Also present at the glittering convocation ceremony was the Founder and Chancellor of VELS Institute Dr Ishari K Ganesh.

Among the others who were also felicitated were, Professor Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Film Director S Shankar and Chairman of Radisson Blu Vikram Aggarwal.

Speaking on the occasion, the four-time IPL winner with CSK and ODI World Cup winner in 2011, Raina said, “Receiving this honorary doctorate is a very big moment for me, not only because I am here at this outstanding institution but also due to the love the people of Chennai have shown to me over the years. This city is like home for me and there’s nothing that compares with the connection I have with the fans over here.”

“We are delighted to be able to join hands with the inimitable Suresh Raina. A stalwart in the world of cricket, we hope that he continues to inspire many youngsters towards greater heights,” Founder and Chancellor of VELS Institute Dr Ishari K Ganesh said.

  • India vs West Indies: ‘Shreyas Iyer should be given more opportunities,’ claims Scott Styris
  • MS Dhoni Turns 41: Virat Kohli leads the list of cricketers, celebrities wishing ‘Captain Cool’
  • India vs Ireland T20I Stats: Head to Head, Most Runs, Most Wickets, 6s, Catches — All you need to know
  • India vs South Africa 2022: India’s T20I stats and records at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
  • IPL 2022 Best Catch of the Tournament: Evin Lewis wins the award for taking a stunner to dismiss Rinku Singh
  • IPL 2022 Final, GT vs RR: Rajasthan Royals may have a slight edge: Graeme Smith
  • IPL Final Stats & Records: Batting First And Chasing Winning Percentage, Most Runs, Margin Of Win
  • IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans have done so well because of Hardik’s leadership: Suresh Raina
  • IPL Playoffs Stats & Record: Most Wins in Playoffs, Most Runs, Most Centuries, Most Wickets, Most Sixes & More
  • IPL 2022: ‘Street smart KL Rahul is the most valuable Indian batter right now,’ says Irfan Pathan
  • Highest Runs Scored in Death Overs in IPL | Most Runs Scored in Death Overs in IPL; MS Dhoni tops the chart
  • IPL 2022: Big innings from Pant isn’t far away: Raina

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Cricket News Click Here 

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.
Leave a comment