Suresh Raina shocked his fans when he all of a sudden pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 citing personal reasons. The left-handed batsman was ready for the thirteenth season as he had joined the one-week practice session of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at their home ground in Chepauk before flying to United Arab Emirates (UAE).
After the 7-day training session in Chennai, when CSK contingent reached the Gulf nation, their 13 members, including two players, got COVID-19 positive. As per media reports, this somehow pushed the southpaw to return to India.
However, after returning home, Raina had kept the doors open for an IPL comeback and said that he might return soon. But, now it is confirmed that the 33-year-old won’t return to the UAE as CSK have removed his name from their official website.
CSK’s CEO Kasi Viswanathan had given hints that the team has moved on from Raina. He confirmed that the management is not thinking about the return of their number three batsman.
Inputs from ANI