Veteran CSK batsman Suresh Raina a few weeks back chose to withdraw from the IPL 2020 season. Raina owing to personal reasons flew back to Indian and decided to be with his family. The 33-year-old has always been a vital cog for the consistent CSK franchise.
Raina has played a critical role in helping CSK win 3 IPL titles. When the star player pulled out of this year’s IPL it seemed that CSK will be without the services of Raina throughout the season. However time and time again Raina has hinted at a possible IPL comeback.
The cricketer is currently in Kashmir where he recently shared his intense training session. Suresh Raina can be seen sweating it out in the open air and his intensity suggests that he means business. It now looks very much conceivable that Raina might resolve to return to the UAE and join his loved CSK franchise.
Here Is Suresh Raina’s Latest Training Video
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) September 20, 2020
Meanwhile, ahead of the opening clash against Mumbai Indians, Harbhajan who also decided to not feature in IPL due to personal reasons stated that CSK will not miss him and Raina this season. Nevertheless, the experience of Raina will have an influential role to play for CSK once the IPL 2020 reaches its climax in the UAE.
The Chennai Super Kings started the 13th edition of the IPL with a bang. MS Dhoni and his men defeated the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the season opener. In a close tussle, CSK, in the end, defeated MI by 5 wickets and ended their 5 match losing streak against their famous rivals.
Coming to Raina, if he decides to make a comeback in IPL 2020, he will again have a undergo a quarantine period of 6 days. As per the protocols laid by the BCCI, a player can only join his IPL franchise after his mandatory quarantine period.
Furthermore, Raina is the second-highest run-getter in IPL history only behind Virat Kohli. So far in his IPL career, the southpaw has scored 5368 runs at an average of 33.1 and strike rate of 137 including one century and 38 fifties.