Mumbai—India’s middle order batsman Suresh Raina may not have found selectors’ favour to be included in the team, but “another Suresh Raina” came to BCCI help to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court, it is learnt here.
A Pune-based advocate Suresh Raina had notarized the Indian cricket board secretary Ajay Shirke’s last affidavit to the Supreme Court of India on 7th November.
“Shirke is my very good friend and I have helped him in many cases. He approached me to notarize the affidavit in the SC of India and I did it for him”, Raina, the lawyer, said from Pune.
Shirke’s affidavit (seen by this reporter) in the Supreme Court (Civil Appellate Jurisdiction I. A. no. of 2016 in the Civil Appeal no. 4235 of 2014 in the matter of the BCCI (Appellant) versus Cricket Association of Bihar & Others (Respondent) was related to seek release of fund for the ongoing Test series against England and the appeal was granted by the Apex Court.
The affidavit was verified by Raina at Pune on 7th Nov. and registered with no. 3662/2
“I have no interest in cricket”, advocate Raina says.
“The cricketer Raina is a baccha”.
“People and my friends laugh at me at my name but I am unmoved. Suresh Raina is my own identity”.
“Interestingly, we both are Kashmiri Brahmans. I saw Raina batting once in Australia. My son is there in Australia and once I watched him play there”, advocate added.