Indian Cricketer Suresh Raina has opened up about returning home to India after pulling out from the much-awaited Indian Premier League 2020 and it seems like the star player of Chennai Super Kings may just return back to the UAE for the 13th edition of the tournament.
In an exculsive interview with Cricbuzz he told, “You never know you might see me in the camp there again”.
On 29 August, Raina returned back to the Country, with the official statement from CSK saying he had returned back to his home due to personal reasons. Since then, it has emerged his close relatives were attacked in Punjab on 19 August with his Uncle and Cousin succumbing fatal injuries since.
When asked about his decision, Raina told, ” It was a personal decision and i had to come back for my family. There was something that needed to be addressed immediately on the home front. Chennai Super Kings is my family too and Mahi bhai(MS Dhoni) is very important to me and this was a very tough decision. There is no such issue between me and CSK.
Since Raina’s departure, CSK’owner and former BCCI president N Srinivasan had made a comment about the matter, seeming to liken to Raina to a ‘prima donna’.
Srinivasan was quoted as having said by Outlook magazine that,” “Cricketers are like prima donnas … like the temperamental actors of the olden days. Chennai Super Kings have always been like a family and all seniors players have learnt to co-exist,”.
Since then, Srinivasan has clarified that his comments were taken out of context.
When asked about his IPL boss’s statements, Raina said Srinivasan is like a father figure to him and a father can scold his children.
“He is like a father figure to me and he’s always stood by me and is close to my heart. He always treats me like his son and am sure a lot of what he said was taken out of context. Ek pita apne baccho ko daant sakta hai (A father can scold his son). We’ve chatted about it, and both CSK and I just want to get over with it.”