Mr IPL Suresh Raina, the left-hander batsman of Chennai Super King, wants to bring an end to the controversy that has come up in the past few days since he decided to leave the Chennai Super King camp in the UAE to return India.
The CSK franchise tweeted last week and said Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons, which reportedly did not initially go down too well with owner N Srinivasan.
On 31 August, N Srinivasan said that Cricketers are like prima donnas, and referring Suresh Raina also said that sometimes success gets into player’s heads.
On being asked about the remark made by N Srinivasan, Raina said that a father could scold his son and also added that he is sure Srinivasan’s words were taken out of context.
Raina said to Cricbuzz that N Srinivasan is like a father to him and always stood close to him. Srinivasan treats him like his younger son, and his words were taken out of context.
Raina further added that N Srinivasan didn’t know the actual reason for his leaving UAE.
Now Srinivasan informed about Raina and sent a message to him, and they have chatted about it, and both CSK and Raina want to get over with it.
Speaking on the reason behind that out of the IPL, Raina said the decision was personal, and he has to come back for his family. CSK is his family too, and Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) is very important to him, and the decision was tough, Raina further added.
Raina said there is no issue between CSK and him. Nobody will turn their back on Rs 12.5 crore and walk away without a solid reason, also added.
He might have retired from international cricket, but he is still young and looking forward to playing for CSK in the IPL for the next 4-5 years, Raina added.
The three times IPL champions Chennai Super Kings will look to win their fourth IPL title this year.