Dropped from test cricket team, Suresh Raina says I am built for Test cricket
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"I don't know. Maybe I was thinking that I was going to be selected but that's a part of the game. Sometimes you do well and sometimes you don't. I have a couple of Ranji games," Raina said.
"I have played two and I am going to play a couple more before the selection for the third Test. I am enjoying the Ranji Trophy and not really thinking about the selection."
Raina believed it's better to hone one's skills in domestic cricket then being excluded from the playing XI.
"I think it's better to play domestic cricket than just sit in the fifteen. Yuvraj (Singh) has made a good comeback after recovering from his ailment and he will get priority.
"Lots of matches (are) coming up, against Australia we have four Test matches (to play), and there are quite a few one-day matches. I am just concentrating on playing (domestic cricket), doing my fitness and hope to do well in the upcoming games."
Raina said chief selector Sandip Patil met him recently and gave him confidence.
"Sandeep Patil sir had come (to watch the Ranji game in Pune) and said that I was the main guy in the team. He said that I shouldn't worry and just concentrate on the game. He said that I will make a comeback soon.
"He is a good human being. He has played a lot of international cricket and he knows what a player feels. So I felt nice when he walked up to me and gave me confidence.
Asked to throw light on his recent comment that he said. wouldn't mind hiring a personal batting coach, Raina said: "You can absolutely have a personal batting coach. You are earning a lot of money and you should invest that in coaches.
"Everyone thinks differently. Praveen Amre was my coach for a long time, I am comfortable with him. Gary Kirsten (former India coach) was a left-hander, and Stephen Fleming (Chennai Super Kings coach) is a left-hander too. Now we have