Ever since Suresh Raina left the Chennai Super Kings bio-bubble in the UAE prior to the start of IPL 2020, there have been speculations whether he will further ply his trade for the three-time champions. As the fans continue to ponder, a CSK official, who is in the know-how of the development has dropped a massive hint on his participation.
Incidentally, Raina pulled out of the competition owing to personal reasons. It came as a massive blow for the MS Dhoni-led franchise, who couldn’t regroup and endured their worst season in the history of the competition. This is the first time since 2008 Chennai didn’t manage to make it through to the playoffs.
Since then, there has been a lot of debate over Suresh Raina’s future in the IPL. As the cricketing world continue to look for a concrete answer, a top Chennai Super Kings official has confirmed that the southpaw is very much part of their set-up for IPL 2021 and there are no plans to part ways with him.
Suresh Raina will be a part of CSK in IPL 2021 – CSK Official
The official said the three-time champions are looking to have Raina on board again after a disappointing 7th-place finish in IPL 2020 without him. The veteran cricketer, who announced his international retirement earlier this year, has been Chennai’s main man leading the batting group from the front. He has also been their highest run-scorer with the bat with 4527 runs.
“He will be with us. There are no plans to part with him,” Mumbai Mirror quoted a top CSK official as saying.
Suresh Raina, who retired from international cricket earlier this year, has already declared that he will represent Uttar Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament. India’s domestic T20 tournament Syed Mushtaq Ali will be conducted from 10th Jan to 31st and will be played in bio-bubble over six venues.