As Suresh Raina made a bold revelation about his thoughts prior to his second knee surgery, members of the cricketing fraternity flocked to wish 'Chinna Thala' a speedy recovery. Former Indian players like Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif along with current players Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant took to wish the left-hander a speedy recovery from his latest attempt to put uneasiness, pain and bad form behind him to make it back on the field.
The knee surgery is expected to keep the Chennai Super Kings star out of action for the next four months. Take a look at the former cricketers and well-wishers conveying their wishes to Suresh Raina:
Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif hoped Raina will recover soon as he took to convey his wishes via Twitter.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wished him a speedy recovery and shared the details of the procedure alongside mentioning the time required for Raina to recover.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan offered unconditional support to the left-hander and said that tough men face tough times.
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wished Raina a speedy recovery.
Sri Lankan commentator Russel Arnold wished Raina a speedy recovery and good luck for his future.
Indian actor Suniel Shetty also wished Raina a speedy recovery.
Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes took to social media and wrote that the Chennai Super Kings batsman has been an inspiration to so many with his incredible work ethic over his career especially in the last couple of years. The former Proteas cricketer then advised him to listen to his body as Rhodes knew that he would want to be out training tomorrow.
India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant sent positive vibes to Raina and motivated the latter to regain fitness and get back on the field.
The 32-year-old left-hander had a niggling knee problem since last season and will require at least six weeks of intense rehabilitation for recovery, which effectively rules him out of the better part of India's domestic season, starting later this month.
"To be honest, a second knee surgery was a tough call to make because I knew it would put me off-action for a few months and I wasn't ready for it until a few weeks ago when the pain had gotten a bit much and I knew there was only one way out of this," Rain wrote in a post on his social media handle.
"I hope I'm up on my feet, on the field and ready to give my best very soon again," he added.