There is no doubt about the fact that MS Dhoni is one of Chennai’s favorite player when it comes to retaining players for the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni though isn’t the only crowd favorite as the Chennai people also root for the team’s most consistent batsman, Suresh Raina.
Yes, Raina was Chennai Super Kings’ most successful run-scorer during his eight-year stint with the franchise, before CSK were suspended from the IPL for two years due to the association of then Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan in the spot-fixing controversy.
Now that the team is set to make a comeback to the IPL, there are a lot of rumors about whom will the team retain. In a recent twitter post, CSK mentioned the same, “Lots of rumours online about not retaining #ChinnaThala. Don’t Believe! We want to bring the pride back together. A roaring #SummerIsComing #WhistlePodu”
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 14, 2017
Raina has scored as many as 4541 runs in 156 matches for CSK. There was a time when he was the leading run-getter in the history of the tournament. His move out of CSK has resulted in an unexpected downfall in his batting, which has also seen him dropped from the Indian team in both ODIs and T20Is.
The IPL Governing Coucil in its meeting on last month proposed allowing franchises to retain at least 3 players going into the 11th edition of the league. An IPL GC member sad, “We are going to propose minimum 3 retentions – 1 Indian and 2 foreigners. The players, who played for Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions in the last two years can be retained by Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. We will place it in front of owners during workshop next month.”
— Kishore V.m (@c494da468ee14d7) November 16, 2017
Wow great news for us .We are waiting ready to roar😎😎😈
— Aravinth (@aravinth348) November 16, 2017