Suresh Raina points out the actual reason for the decision to pull out of IPL 2020
Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings batsman has opened up on the actual reasons behind his sudden decision to travel home from the UAE and pulled out of IPL 2020. The left-hander said he needed to come back for his family as there was something that had to be urgently tackled.
Suresh Rain told the media that, “It was a personal decision and I had to come back for my family. There was something that needed to be handled immediately on the home front.”
There have been some reports indicating a rift between the second highest run-getter of the IPL and the management of the CSK, but they were refuted by the former India cricketer, terming his decision to leave CSK camp a ‘tough’ one.
Raina added that CSK is also his family and Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) is very important to him and it was a tough decision. He mentioned that there is no issue between CSK and him.
Raina, who played for CSK in all 10 seasons the franchise was part of the IPL, said that he was looking forward to playing IPL for the next four-five years.
He said that nobody will just turn their back on Rs 12.5 crore and walk away for no solid reason, he may have retired from international cricket but he is still young and looks forward to playing in the IPL for the next 4-5 years.
The batsman also mentioned that he has a young family back home and he was worried if something happened to him. He added that his family is most important to him during these periods and he is very concerned about them. He hasn’t seen his children for more than 20 days, even after he has come back, as he is in quarantine.
After his close relatives were attacked at Pathankot, Raina had tweeted seeking help from the government and police.
The 33-year-old pointed out that the incident at Pathankot was terrible and was really upsetting for everyone in his family. And it is his duty to come back and look after them.
13 CSK members including two players had tested positive for Covid-19 giving rise to question marks on the bio-secure environment in the UAE, but Raina said that the BCCI doing a commendable job for the security of all.