Recently, CSK Vice Captain Suresh Raina who also went along with the CSK crew to Dubai, came back to India owing to some personal problems. The sudden exit of Raina created a lot of speculations in the Cricket World.
After his international retirement, Cricket fanatics were eager to witness the left handed batsman in action for IPL 2020. Raina was one of the first players to kick off the preparations for IPL 2020 back at his home. Lately He also shared several training and practicing videos. He was also a part of CSK’s five-day training camp before departing to UAE for IPL 2020.
According to the sources, It was revealed that Raina came back to India due to some personal issues, but there’s rumors all over that the left-handed batsman had a rift with the skipper and best friend MS Dhoni. Therefore N. Srinivasa, who was a former president of BCCI and the CSK owner opened up on the issue, and told Outlook India, that Raina’s sudden departure was definitely a shock to the entire members of CSK, but skipper Dhoni, calmly controlled the situation.
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
He also claimed that there’s nothing official about Raina’s sudden departure since the murder of Raina’s uncle in punjab’s pathankot, also affected him and then there was some personal reasons too. That might have led him to leave the tournament abruptly.
According to recent reports, Raina wasn’t happy with his hotel room and he was finding it hard to abide by the strict protocols of the bio-bubble. He demanded a similar room that Dhoni had been provided. Since Raina’s room didn’t have a proper balcony, that might’ve also been an issue for the vice-captain.
Moreover, his best friend, Dhoni who had stood by Raina during the tough times also couldn’t pacify Raina over the matter. Meanwhile Raina’s fears grew even more when 13 members of the CSK camp were tested COVID-19 positive.
The owner of CSK, N. Srinivasan said that Cricketers are like Prima Donna, the temperamental actors of olden days but, CSK have always been like a family and the senior members have also learnt to co-exist and adjust. He added saying that he doesn’t force anybody to stay or do anything, if they’re reluctant, they can leave because success gets into your head sometimes.
Srinivasan also continued saying that Dhoni had assured him that the two players (Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad) will recover soon and get back into their action. Later the CSK boss concluded saying that Raina will certainly realize what he is missing, especially an amazing amount of 11 crores, which he is going to lose.