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Raina happy to score runs after Test failure

Raina happy to score runs after Test failure
Raina scored a half-century in the tri-series ODI against Australia after having bagged a ‘pair’ in his return to Test cricket after two years. India lost the Test series 0-2 but earned appreciation for fighting draws in the last two matches. “In Sydney I played my first Test after more than two years and didn’t score a run.

That hit me real bad. Everyone in the team tried to cheer me up saying ‘it’s okay, it was hard luck’. But I was really disappointed. I was just stunned. It felt like a bad dream. I had worked so hard for this opportunity and earned it after so long. It happened to me in England in 2011, I got a pair in the Oval Test and then did well in the ODIs. So, I had been in that situation before. But this time it was tougher because of how long I had waited for this chance. What helped me get over it was that we drew the Test. Had we lost it, it would have been devastating for me,” Raina told bcci.tv.
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