Chennai Super Kings stalwart Suresh Raina has finally revealed the reason for pulling out of IPL 2020. Incidentally, clouds broke down over Chennai fans after Raina withdraw his name from the cash-rich league owing to personal reasons. Since then, a lot of speculations have been going around.
After his international retirement, Raina was looking forward to IPL 2020. He took part in the five-day training camp in Chennai before flying to the UAE on August 21. However, he suddenly decided against playing in the tournament and return back to India. Since then, a lot of speculations have been going around on his decision.
Raina reveals reason behind pulling out of IPL 2020
While a couple of reports suggested Raina returned due to a personal loss in his family. On the other hand, TOI reported that Suresh Raina felt homesick in these difficult time with his family including his wife and two children back in India.
Suresh Raina has finally come out in public revealing the reason behind pulling out of IPL 2020. He quashed all reports of a rift between him and Chennai Super Kings management. Raina also maintained that his relationship with MS Dhoni is intact.
“It was a personal decision and I had to come back for my family. There was something that needed to be addressed immediately on the home front,” Raina told Cricbuzz.
“CSK is my family too and Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) is very important to me and this was a tough decision. There is no issue between CSK and me,” Raina added.
The veteran batsman from Uttar Pradesh also said no one will want to miss a massive amount without a solid reason. However, he also added that he still has 4-5 years of cricket left and wants to play for Chennai Super Kings in the coming days.
“Nobody will just turn their back on Rs 12.5 crore and walk away without a solid reason. I might have retired from international cricket but I’m still young and I am looking forward to playing for them in the IPL for the next 4-5 years,” Raina added.
“I have a young family back home and I was concerned about the fact that if something happened to me,” Raina said. “My family is most important to me and I am really concerned for them during these times. I haven’t seen my kids for more than 20 days, even after coming back, since I am in quarantine,” he added.