The second phase of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to be commencing in September in the UAE. All the eyes will be on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) since it’s a crucial year for the franchise in Yellow for more than one reason. The mega auction will be taking place ahead of the 2022 season and, it would be interesting to know whether the team retains the services of their talismanic skipper, MS Dhoni for the next three years.
Although the CSK CEO dismissed rumors of this IPL season as being Dhoni’s last, the speculations never seem to stop. Suresh Raina, who is fondly known as ‘Chinna Thala’ by the fans of CSK, wants teh franchise to win IPL 2021 under his good mate and brother Dhoni’s leadership. Both these players share a great camaraderie and have always rooted each other on several occasions.
The bond between MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina was there for all to be seen when both of them announced retirement from international cricket for India on the same day last year. Apart from that, the duo has been involved in India’s several memorable wins over the years and has helped the team reach new heights.
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Suresh Raina wants to add another feather in Dhoni’s cap by winning the coveted IPL trophy for the fourth IPL title for CSK. The team currently is second in the points tally and will be eager to continue with the same momentum when the second-leg of IPL 2021 resumes in the UAE. CSK made an incredible comeback this year, compared to the last season, when they failed to enter the playoffs for the first time in the 2020 edition.
Talking about the same on Star Sports, Suresh Raina said, “Hopefully, when we go to Dubai, we will have a camp and we can again win it for him. I think the way we were playing this year, we were having some extra confidence from his captaincy and he was enjoying each other’s success.”
He further added, “He was giving freedom to all the players and having Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, and Ruturaj in the side, we had the momentum. Hopefully, we can do it again this year for MS.”