Suresh Raina, the most-capped player of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has brushed aside all the rumors over his sudden return from UAE and his decision to not participate in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. Raina, the flamboyant allrounder, clarified that he returned as he did not want to “take chance” as around 13 members of the CSK squad had tested positive for coronavirus, including two players.
Suresh Raina said that he had pressures from the family. “When the bio-bubble is not safe how does one take a chance? I have a family with two little kids and elderly parents. For me returning to the family was more important”, Raina added.
Raina further clarified the reasons being quoted in the media about his return from UAE. He said that those who know him would know that he can never complain about things as petty as unavailability of a balcony in the hotel room. He said that CSK is like family for him and Mahendra Singh Dhoni is like the big brother.
Raina also said that he may join the team soon in UAE. “You never know, you might see me in the camp again. First, I have to take care of my responsibilities here and then am ready,” Raina said.
However, Raina said that he will analyze the situation first and then will make a decision. He said, “This is a very deadly disease, and even after so many precautions if the staff gets infected it just says how bad it can be and it can happen to anyone.”
The IPL is set to begin on September 19, with the final scheduled for November 10.