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Suresh Raina released after arrest for violating Covid rules

22 Dec 2020 14:07, Somoy English Desk
Suresh Raina released after arrest for violating Covid rules
Suresh Raina released after arrest for violating Covid rules

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina landed himself in deep trouble on Monday night when he was arrested, booked and later released on bail for attending a party at a Mumbai club which violated Covid-19 norms.

Raina was attending a party at the Dragonfly club near the Mumbai airport which was raided by the police, who took 34 people into custody, including seven staff members.

The accused, including Raina and singer Guru Randhawa, were booked under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC and provisions of NMDA.

The arrests were made after a raid on Dragonfly pub for keeping the establishment open beyond the permissible time limit and not following Covid norms, reports India Today.

Raina retired from international cricket on August 15 this year after a glorious career which lasted 15 years. Raina played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is for Team India after making his ODI debut in July 2005 against Sri Lanka at the age of 19.

His Test debut came about five years later, in July 2010, against the same opposition and he scored a hundred on debut in that match in Colombo.

Raina is the third batsman in the world and first Indian to hit a T20I century. Also, Raina was the first-ever batsman to score a T20I century when batting at number 3 position or lower as well as in World T20 history as he did it in the 2010 ICC World T20. He is also the first Indian batsman to score centuries in all the three formats of the game.

Raina amassed 768 runs in Tests at an average of 26.48, 5615 runs in ODIs at 35.31 and 1605 in T20Is at 29.18. He is one of only two cricketers to hit a hundred in all three formats of international cricket for India after Rohit Sharma.

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