CSK did not think of Suresh Raina as he made himself unavailable, says CEO Kasi Vishwanathan
IPL 2020: Suresh Raina decided to opt out of the tournament due to personal reasons.© AFP
Fans had to take to social media for the return of their favorite Suresh Raina – with Chennai losing two games to the Super Kings trophy against the Rajasthan Royals and the Delhi Capitals. Speaking to ANI, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan made it clear that it would be impossible for the franchise to think of him as the senior publicist made himself unavailable and the team management respects his place.
He said, we cannot see Raina as he made himself unavailable and we respect his decision and his place. We are not thinking about it.
When asked about the heartbreak among fans, the CEO promised that the team would come back strongly and the smile on the fans’ faces would return.
“We are blessed with some of the best fans in the cricket world and I can assure them that we will bounce back strongly. It is a game and you have good days and bad days. But the boys know what they need to do Need. And the smile will come back, “he said.
In fact, a big reason for smiling is Ambati Rayudu’s fitness status. The batsman is back on his toes after an injury that made him miss the second and third games. He said, “As I told you the previous day (before the Delhi Capitals game), he will miss one game the most. He is fit and ready for the next game.”
CSK captain MS Dhoni said the same after the game against DC at the Dubai Cricket Stadium on Friday.
“We need to come back with a clearer picture looking at the combination. I think Rayudu will be back in the next match. There are a lot of things that we can think of. We start as a batsman. There are extras, so Dhoni said the player needs to step up.
Chennai will play Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on 2 October next year.