South African cricket fielding coach Jonty Rhodes trains his side near Port of Spain, March 4, 2007. South Africa trained ahead of their cricket World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.   REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO).  EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MOBILE OUT. NOT FOR SALE OR DISTRIBUTION ON MOBILE DEVICES.
Former South Africa batsman Jonty Rhodes

Former South African batsman and greatest fielder of all time Jonty Rhodes has shared a special message and asked Indian batsman Suresh Raina, who underwent knee surgery, to listen to his body.

“@ImRaina u have been an inspiration to so many with your incredible work ethic over your career, especially these last couple of years. Listen to your body now my friend – knowing u, u will want to be out training tomorrow. #aramse,” Rhodes tweeted.

India spinner Harbhajan Singh also tweeted for his teammate Raina and wrote: “Get well soon champion @ImRaina.”

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter and informed regarding Raina’s surgery on Friday.

“Mr. Suresh Raina underwent a knee surgery where
he had been facing discomfort for the last few months. The surgery has been successful and it will require him 4-6 weeks of rehab for recovery. We wish him a speedy recovery,” BCCI tweeted.

The 32-year-old has played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs for India amassing 768 and 5,615 runs respectively. He also featured in 78 T20Is games where he gathered 1605 runs. (ANI)


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