IPL 2020: Will Suresh Raina return to UAE? CSK CEO answers big question
Dubai: Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh have opted out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons. However, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans want Raina to return to the UAE to play for the MS Dhoni-led side. On social media, CSK supporters are asking for the left-hander to play the IPL. Will Raina return and bolster CSK’s batting? Here is what CSK CEO KS Viswanathan has to say about the star batsman and his availability for the cash-rich Twenty20 league.
Raina travelled with the CSK team to the UAE but returned to India stating that he will not play the IPL due to personal reasons. Now, CSK are struggling without him. They have lost two matches in a row after starting off with a win against defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI).
When CSK CEO Viswanathan was asked about Raina returning to the UAE, he told news agency ANI, “We cannot look at Raina because he made himself unavailable, and we respect his decision and his space. We are not thinking about it.”
“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.
On Friday (September 25), CSK lost to Delhi Capitals (DC) by 44 runs in Dubai. They faltered in the run chase of 176. They were without Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo due to injuries.
CSK’s next game is against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on October 2. Rayudu is set to return for that match.