Chennai Super Kings may not retain Suresh Raina for IPL 2021

It remains to be seen whether Raina will turn out for CSK, or wear a new IPL jersey, or worse, fail to find a taker if CSK releases him.

Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings (Photo by Robert Cianflone ​​/ Getty Images)

There was a lot of talk around Suresh Raina during the 2020 edition of the IPL. And it had nothing to do with his performance with the willow tree. In fact, Raina missed a full edition of the IPL for the first time since the inaugural edition in 2008 and failed to show up for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the 13th edition of the IPL.

There were a lot of rumors regarding Raina’s withdrawal from the tournament. While some said he was not happy with the hotel room he got, Raina himself clarified and revealed that he had to leave due to personal issues, where his uncle is believed to have been. kill.

Without the experienced southpaw, the Chennai outfit endured its worst campaign. the Led by MS Dhoni The team failed to advance to the playoffs and were only able to win six of the 14 games they played.

Now a source reveals that Raina might not be an automatic choice in the CSK squad this year. The source adds that CSK is reportedly reorganizing and Raina’s 11 Crore fee could be an issue and there is a lot of deliberation going on about it.

“CSK has to answer Raina. There is no doubt that he has contributed a lot to the success of CSK in the past. As the team reorganizes to pay or block 11Cr from 85 Cr, the total payout purse is something that can pinch the yellow army. This is the reason why they are deliberating hard on the same thing, ”the source quoted by Times Now said.

Suresh Raina is CSK’s top scorer

Raina is the ‘Yellow Brigade’ top running scorer and is the only cricketer in the Chennai franchise to have scored over 5,000 points in IPL cricket. Raina is a true IPL legend and has amassed 5,368 races in the IPL, with an average of 33.34 and a strike rate of 137.14. The southpaw has also marked one hundred and 38 fifties in IPL cricket.

Raina recently announced her retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020, along with CSK skipper MS Dhoni. Internationally, Raina has represented the “Men in Blue” in 226 ODI and 78 T20I. While he scored 5615 points in ODI format, Raina scored 1604 points in T20I.

As the 2021 IPL auction quickly approaches, it remains to be seen whether Raina will show up for CSK, or wear a new IPL jersey, or worse, will not find a taker if CSK releases him.

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