The veteran Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricketer, Suresh Raina decided to comeb back to India on August 29, and the CEO of the franchise, KS Viswanathan revealing that the southpaw left the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to “personal reasons”. Viswanathan, in a tweet posted on the team’s official Twitter handle, had also said that Raina has made himself unavailable be unavailable for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.
However, some of the latest reports by NDTV suggests that Suresh Raina was unhappy with the hotel room he was assigned and wanted a smilar accommodation which was given to the CSK captain MS Dhoni. During a recent chat with Outlook, CSK owner and former BCCI president N Srinivasan compared cricketers to “prima donnas” but said that Dhoni “was in complete control of the situation”.
Srinivasn had said, “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. My thinking is that if you are reluctant or not happy, go back. I don’t force anyone to do anything … sometimes success gets into your head.”
He further elaborated, “I spoke to MS (Dhoni) and he has assured me that even if the numbers go up, there was nothing to worry. He spoke to the players through a zoom call and asked them to remain safe. You really don’t know who is a passive carrier. The season has not begun yet and Raina will certainly realise what he is missing and certainly all the money (a salary of 11 crores per season) he is going to lose.”
CSK has to undergo some unwated problems even before the commencement of the tournament. Their preparations for the IPL 2020 suffered a huge blow when two of theor players and some members of the support staff test positive for the COVID-19.
According to the reports of India Today, a 58-year-old man said to be a relative of the veteran cricketer Suresh Raina died while four members of his family sustained injuries as robbers attacked their family, police said on Saturday. It can also ben teh reason for Raina’s decision to coemback to India.