IPL 2021 Suresh Raina: Suresh Raina a.k.a. Mr. IPL is all set to make his comeback to the lucrative Indian T20 League. According to the report by Mumbai Mirror, the official source of CSK said, Raina, will keep scoring for the yellow army in the upcoming season of IPL.
“He will be playing for us, there is no plans to part with him,” Mumbai Mirror quoted a CSK official as saying.
To acquire Suresh Raina again in the thirteenth season of IPL, CSK has to sign the contract again. The last contract between the two ended in October 2020 after Raina pulled out of the IPL.
The top CSK official said, the management is all set to sign the southpaw again after a humiliating season where the team finished seventh.
Reason why Raina pulled out:
Suresh Raina pulled out of the delayed season of IPL 2020 ahead of the opener citing some personal reasons after CSK’s camp saw some Covid-19 cases. However, the reasons are still not confirmed but some of the sources say Raina didn’t like the allotted room in Dubai and had some talks with CSK management regarding the same.
Raina has been an integral part of the three-time champions. He has been a solid middle order for the MS Dhoni-led side and played his part in making CSK three-time title winners.
Though Raina captained Gujrat Lions after CSK was banned for two years but was retained afterwards along with the other senior players in 2018.
Suresh Raina has already started preparing for the fourteenth season of IPL. He will be leading Uttar Pradesh in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. He led his home team to the title once and will be eyeing to repeat the history.