Would Suresh Raina, the vital cog in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) middle order, return to Indian Premier League 2020 in UAE anytime soon? The CEO of the team reacted to the speculation today.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK looks a depleted side in the three matches it has played, one of which has ended in victory.
Kasi Viswanathan, CEO of the franchise, however, has ruled out the return of Raina. Speaking to ANI he said that Raina’s “personal space” needs to be respected and the franchise will not be asking him to make a return in any circumstances.
"See, we cannot look at Raina because he made himself unavailable and we respect his decision and his space. We are not thinking about it," he said.
"We have been blessed with some of the best fans in the cricketing world and I can assure them that we will bounce back strongly. It is a game and you have your good days and bad days. But the boys know what they need to do and the smiles will be back," he asserted.
CSK have gone on a 7-day break post which veteran batsman Ambati Rayudu is also expected to return.
CSK captain MS Dhoni had also spoken about making a few changes in the team for the next match, especially with regards to bringing an extra bowler in order to return to winning ways.