Suresh Raina has scored 5,491 points in 200 IPL games for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and is also their leading point scorer.
The second half of the 14e Indian Premier League edition (IPL) will start on September 15. As the excitement slowly mounts, it’s the mega auction of the year 2022 that has already garnered attention. In addition to the Right to Match (RTM) card and the number of players retained, the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) also plans to add two new teams to the IPL.
According to reports, BCCI will allow each of the eight franchises to retain four players, either three Indian players or one foreign player, or two Indian players and two foreign players each. While the majority of the eight teams have a plan on which players they should keep, it’s the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who are a bit desperate to start over, after most of their players will call it off. one or two years.
The CSK was known as “Dad’s Army” in 2018 when the management and the skipper MS Dhoni chose the majority of players who were over 30 years old. While the team won the third IPL trophy, it failed to start in 2020, when CSK for the first time failed to advance to the playoffs.
The franchise has, however, managed to bring young people into the squad by including Sam Curren, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sai Kishore in the squad. But, with the mega-auction to come, it would be interesting to see if they hold back players over 30.
Suresh Raina is an integral part of the CSK team
It’s no secret that Suresh Raina admires and is very close to his skipper CSK Dhoni. So much so that he announced his retirement shortly after the 39-year-old announced him in 2020. Raina has been with CSK since the league’s inception and is affectionately referred to as “Chinna Thaala” by fans of Chennai.
Over the past 14 years, the southpaw has won games on his own for the yellow team and is his top scorer as well. But with the age catching up, the franchise might not hold it back and try new faces on the squad.
Fans have delivered their verdict on keeping Raina on the CSK team for the 2022 auction. Here are some tweets:
Raina above dhoni saab for csk✊✊
– ARNAV (@ 104off64) July 5, 2021
– Fan Club Cricket2021 (@ ClubCricket2021) July 5, 2021
– 💎Jerry💎 (@ SiDDu_Raina3) July 5, 2021
– Bannu Tarakian (@ Bannu4Tarak) July 5, 2021
MI – Rohit, Pollard, Pandya, Bumrah
CSK – Raina, Faf, Jadeja, Sam Curran
RCB – Virat, Chahal, AB De, Paddikal
DC – Shreyas, Pants, Shaw, Rabada
PKS – Rahul, Gayle, Mayank, Malan
RR – Sanju, Butter, Archer, Stokes
SSR – Kane, Warner, Rachid, Bhuvi
KKR – Gill, Rana, Cummins, Varun
– Abhay (@ Abhay29121995) July 5, 2021
The majority of #CSK fans conveniently ignore #Rain that had been the backbone of this franchise since the launch of IPL😷
He should be the first name to remember no matter what🙏🏻# IPL2022# Mega Auction#WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/mlalEW0bLP
– Arjun (@ JerseyNo36) July 5, 2021
– manAman Pathak ࿗ (manaman_ki_baat_) July 5, 2021
Cant imagine csk without suresh raina he is the backbone of csk team he must be retained by management
– Navneet raina (@ Navneetraina17) July 5, 2021
– Kishore MB (@ KishorMB4) July 5, 2021
So CSK should retain 1. #MSDhoni 2. #Rain 3. #jaddu 4. #samcurran probable 🤗 May remove Faf, Raidu, Mo at auction. They must also target a few young guns from other teams. Let’s see. @ChennaiIPL #CSK 🤘
– PrasaD (@irprashad) July 5, 2021