PBL 3: Suresh Raina cheering Saina’s Awadhe Warriors

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The Indian cricketer Suresh Raina spotted in the Premier Badminton League in Lucknow, cheering Awadhe Warriors at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium on Tuesday.

Saina Nehwal was preparing for the encounter against world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying in Awadhe Warriors Tie against Ahmedabad Smash Masters when Raina showed up at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium.

In the marquee encounter, World No. 1 Tai Tzu proved herself worth to be unbeatable when she defeated Awadhe Warriors captain Saina Nehwal with 15-5, 15-14 to help Smash Masters restore the parity in the Tie. Tzu won the opening game in no time.

Saina fixed a tough play against Tai in the second game. However, it was not her day even after pushing Tai to the limits. Eventually, she went down to the Taiwanese to the spectators - including cricketer Suresh Raina - disappointment, who were cheering the Indian.

Raina was seen watching Saina battle against Tai intently from the dug out of the Awadhe Warriors. Sitting beside Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap, Raina seemed to be having quite a lot of discussion about the happening on the badminton court.

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