Suresh Raina has finally revealed the reason regarding his decision to opt-out of the upcoming IPL season. Suresh Raina suddenly decided to stay out of the upcoming IPL season and return to India citing personal reasons. This decision shocked the entire cricketing fraternity as they were ere eager to see him in action in the IPL, especially after he retired from international cricket.
Raina’s sudden decision prompted people to make their own assumption regarding the reason for his departure. Few reports linked his decision to the attack of his uncle’s family in Pathankot. On the other hand, other reports claimed that Suresh Raina was mentally psyched after 13 members of CSK including two players in the likes of Deepak Chahar and right-handed batsman Ruturaj Gaekwad tested positive for COVID-19.
Even, there was some news claiming that Raina was not happy with his room. The reason being the CSK management did not give him a room with a balcony like MS Dhoni. Suresh Raina finally spoke up about this matter. He also rubbished all rumours of a rift between him and Chennai Super Kings. He also said that he did not feel bad about N Srinivasan’s ‘prima donna’ comment. Raina felt that it was like a father scolding his son.
Suresh Raina highlights the importance of his family.
Suresh Raina recently had an interview with Cricbuzz. He spoke about his future with his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. Raina cleared out all doubts and slyly replied that he is training very hard. People will again see him playing the game of cricket.
“I’ve been training even while quarantining here. You never know you might see me in the camp there again,” Raina told Cricbuzz.
Suresh Raina has been an integral part of the CSK side since the start of the IPL in 2008. He has been part of the playing XI for ten years. Raina was not part of the CSK side for only two seasons when CSK faced suspension of two years from the IPL, owing to match-fixing allegations.
What he said about his family:
He further talked about the rumours of him feeling uncomfortable with the biosecurity measures in place in UAE. Suresh Raina said that he felt worried about his children and nothing is more important to him than his children’s future and safety.
“I have a young family back home and I was concerned about the fact that if something happened to me, unka kya hoga? (what’ll happen to them). 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,” the 33-years-old added.