Team India’s most valuable player in T20 cricket, Suresh Raina has gone through some tough times in the past. During his hostel days, he once thought of committing suicide because of the bullying and many other factors.
Indian Express wrote one bullying incident which Raina had faced, “The train was chugging along towards Agra. Suresh Raina was sleeping on a newspaper spread on the floor, wearing his pad, chest-guard, and thigh-pad as protection on that chilly night. So were the other 12 to 15 year-old boys heading to play a cricket tournament at the city of history and romance. Late in the night, Raina felt a weight on his chest and even before he could open his eyes, his hands were pinned down. A big kid was on his chest and started peeing on his face. After a brief tussle, even as the train was grinding to a halt, Raina pushed the bully off him – “ek ghoosa maara, and threw him off the train”. Raina was 13 then, and struggling to cope in the Sports Hostel in Lucknow. ” This was one of the bullying incidents and because of such incidents, Raina was finding it difficult to cope up in the Sports Hostel in Lucknow.”
This was one of the bullying incidents because of which Raina was finding it difficult to cope up in the Sports Hostel in Lucknow.
During an another incident of bullying, ”It wasn’t just verbal bullying. Raina has been hit with hockey sticks and the situation spiralled so much out of control that Raina recalls a batch mate was so shell-shocked that he went into a coma-like state. Another was so terrified that he will be hit, that he was about to jump off the dormitory floor.”
These incidents made life tough for Raina and forced him to think of committing suicide. He was so depressed at that time that he left hostel after a year. Though, he rejoined after two months since his brother convinced him to do so.