IPL 2013: Ravichandran Ashwin in awe of Suresh Raina's 'golden' streak for Chennai Super Kings

Off-spinner says left-hander's carefree attitude helps him to play his strokes well and CSK are profiting from the runs he is scoring

updated: May 09, 2013 16:48 IST
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Ravichandran Ashwin feels Suresh Raina has hit a golden path in Indian Premier League 2013. Raina's unbeaten 99 against Sunrisers Hyderabad was the cornerstone of Chennai's big 77-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday as the left-hander set a flurry of batting IPL records.

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Ashwin, whose economical spells of off-spins has worked well for Chennai, admitted batsmen like Raina can play those "hammer and tongs" knocks when things go their way. Raina's 99 came off just 52 balls and was laced with 11 fours and three sixes as Chennai raced to 223 for three wickets after being put in on a batting track.

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