'I am also Brahmin': Suresh Raina's statement during TNPL commentary faces backlash; ignites virtual arguments about casteism
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Former India cricketer Suresh Raina has found himself in controversy after he stated that he embraces the culture in Chennai as he is "also Brahmin".

Raina, who is part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) was invited to join the commentary during the opening game of the fifth season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). The 34-year-old was then asked by the commentator about his connection with Chennai and how he has embraced the culture.

In reply, Suresh Raina said: "I think, I am also Brahmin. I have been playing since 2004 in Chennai, I love the culture... I love my teammates. I have played with Anirudha Srikanth, Badri (Subramaniam Badrinath), Bala Bhai (L Balaji)... I think you need to learn something good from there. We have a good administration, we have the license to explore ourselves. I love the culture there, and I'm lucky to be part of CSK. Hopefully, we will play more matches there."

Fans aren't too happy with Raina's comment and they have taken to social media to make their displeasure known.

However, some people are now calling out others for harassing Raina for asserting his caste. They believe that there is nothing wrong with mentionining one's caste.

With inputs from ANI.

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