On August 29, Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) star player Suresh Raina amicably pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and returned to India from the UAE. The reason behind Suresh Raina’s IPL exit was believed to be some personal issues.
However, the latest update suggests that Suresh Raina’s IPL exit has nothing to with personal issues as stated before.
Rather it happened because of a rift over the hotel room. The reports claim Raina wanted accommodations similar to the CSK skipper, MS Dhoni.
Speaking to a news outlet, CSK owner and former BCCI president, N Srinivasan allegedly linked cricketers to ‘prima donnas’. However he said that captain Dhoni was in complete charge of the situation.
Srinivasan said, “Cricketers are like prima donnas … like the temperamental actors of the olden days. Chennai Super Kings have always been like a family and all seniors players have learnt to co-exist.”
Srinivasan further added that if one is reluctant or not happy, they can go back. As he doesn’t force anyone to do anything. He further exclaimed, “Sometimes success gets into your head.”
The former BCCI president also mentioned that he has spoken to MS Dhoni.
Dhoni has assured Srinivasan that even if the numbers go up, there is nothing to worry about.
MS Dhoni has spoken to his teammates on zoom call and has asked them to stay safe. Because they don’t know who is the passive carrier of COVID-19 infection.
CSK owner also stated, “The season has not begun yet and Raina will certainly realise what he is missing and certainly all the money (a salary of 11 crores per season) he is going to lose.”
For the unversed, the CSK franchisee suffered a big blow ahead of the tournament.
Reports of two prime bowlers and ten staff members came back COVID-19 positive.
The Indian Premier League will begin on September 19. Till then the CSK players and staff members have been asked to isolate themselves.