Chennai Super Kings’ official twitter handle confirmed that Suresh Raina will not be available for the 13th edition IPL & has returned to India for personal reasons.
Suresh Raina’s sudden exit might attribute it as personal reasons, but his exit from the 13th edition of Indian Premier League seems in jeopardy even for next year as the franchise might part ways with him before the 2021 edition. (Sources PTI)
Is there a possibility of Raina coming back?
“He is unavailable this season & that is clear from the official statement issued by the CSK. Now there are certain things that have not gone down too well with the top people, it looks highly improbable that someone who has retired & likely won’t play any cricket will come back for CSK. Maybe, he will be back in auction & someone else might pick him.” (Sources PTI)
Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season. Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and his family during this time.— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 29, 2020
According to the sources Suresh Raina was very unhappy with the hotel room he was given, he found bio-bubble security claustrophobic & wanted a room with a balcony. N. Srinivasan is very unhappy about this decision of Raina he said that ‘the sudden exit of Raina, left everyone in a bit shock’
“Cricketers are like prima donnas, like the temperamental actors of the olden days. Chennai Super Kings have always been like a family & all senior players have learnt to co-exist,” said Srinivasan. He added that “my thinking is that is you are reluctant or not happy, go back. I won’t force anyone to do anything, sometimes success gets into your head.”
Chennai Super Kings 13 management staff, bowler Deepak Chahar & young batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad tested positive for COVID, this is one of the main reasons for Suresh Raina’s exit
Earlier, it was cited that Suresh Raina’s relative is in critical condition while his uncle has died following a midnight attack in their Pathankot’s village. The attack took place when the family was sleeping on the terrace of their house. The attackers, who are still unknown attacked them with lethal weapons when they were asleep. His Bua (his father’s sister) is still fighting for her life in the hospital, while his uncle died in the attack. His cousins also sustained to injuries in the attack. Meanwhile the local police are investigating about the matter.
CSK was supposed to start their pre-tournament training from Friday. 13 Support staff names are still unknown, it is said that they tested positive after they landed in Dubai. Due to which now CSK have extended their quarantine period for another week.
Dream11 IPL 2020 which is set to be started from September 19, players & management staff have reached UAE, there is still no announcement of the schedule. The increasing cases of Covid-19 is causing delay from BCCI to announce the IPL 2020 schedule.