Chennai Super Kings losing two back to back games in IPL 2020 made their fans very angry as they demanded comeback of Suresh Raina back into the team. Raina had decided to opt-out of the season due to personal reasons ahead of the start of the tournament making him unavailable for selection as well.
However, CSK’s poor performance in the last couple of matches have made fans vent out their anger on social media. Meanwhile, CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanathan threw some light on the matter.
CSK CEO spills bean on Suresh Raina’s Comeback
While speaking to ANI, Vishwanathan made it clear that there is no room for Raina to make a comeback, since he has made himself unavailable and the team management respects his decision.
“We cannot look at Raina because he made himself unavailable, and we respect his decision and his space. We are not thinking about it,” Viswanathan told ANI on comeback of Suresh Raina.
He further assured CSK fans that the franchise will make a strong comeback in the upcoming games and that happy days will be back at the CSK camp.
“I can assure the fans that we will bounce back strongly. It’s a game and you have your good and bad days. But the boys know what they need to do and the smiles will be back” he added.
Dhoni, Fleming Points Out Reasons For Back-To-Back Defeats
Meanwhile, both MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming admitted that the team is lacking the steam and the proper team combination which is the reason for the back-to-back defeats. Chennai are currently fifth in the spot with two defeats from three matches.
“We are lacking a bit of steam in the batting and that hurts. The run rate keeps on mounting after such slow starts and adds pressure, we need to figure that out. We need to come back with a clearer picture, looking at the combination.
There are quite a few things we can think about. We are one batter extra to start off, so the players need to step up,” Dhoni said.
Stephen Fleming pointed out on the inability to find the right combination given that some of their key players are missing and some injured.
“We are a bit muddled at the moment, we are missing some key players and are trying to find a balance that allows us to be competitive. It has been an interesting six days and now we have the time to rectify the issues and there are a few of them” he said.
CSK will play SRH on October 2 after a six-day gap. The CSK CEO has also assured the comeback of Ambati Rayudu against Sunrisers Hyderabad.