Alison Mitchell gets up close and personal

'Test cricket shows up your character'

Suresh Raina is keen to make his mark in the five-day game, but is also grateful for all that the IPL has given him (00:00)

Interviewer: Alison Mitchell

November 5, 2012

Posted by Rahulbose on (November 6, 2012, 3:51 GMT)

Poor Raina tried every Journalist he knew to give comments and interviews in vain hopes of getting selected for the tests. Not to worry, will always be a Tamasha 20 legend.

Posted by kapilesh23 on (November 5, 2012, 13:30 GMT)

Its so sad that he is not selected for test series. Oh poor Raina and his fans are not going to like it.

Posted by kharidra on (November 5, 2012, 5:32 GMT)

Good down to earth sincere response in good question answer session. The shortcomings in the short ball tactics in the test match arena calls for adjustment in response time. The faster formats provide the cushion even if pre-determined stroke is played. But the success rate even in such faster formats has come down once the short ball tactics came into play. It is just a matter of practice in being able to adjust to "just in time" stroke play from a mind set where pre-determined stroke play is the order of the day. The quicker bowlers are aware of a resting period after a burst of fast bowling and therefore target on such tactics. In test match situation the real key is being able to delay response as late as possible for a particular speed of the ball. That response could also shun airy shots.

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