Some reliable sources added that Suresh Raina is less likely to be picked by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2021 auction after he has left in the midways.
After the owner came to find out the real reason told by Raina personally, he seems to calm and the fumes are much lesser than before. Srinivasan said that Raina’s return will be up to MS Dhoni’s choice as to if he wants, he will be playing.
Dhoni to decide on Raina’s return in CSK
“I have treated him like one (son). The reason for CSK’s success in IPL over the years is because of the fact that the franchise never poked its nose into cricketing matters. India Cements is running cricket since the ’60s. I will always remain like that,” said Srinivasan as quoted by My Khel.
“Look, please understand, that’s not my domain (whether Raina will come back or not) at all. We own a team, we own the franchise, but we do not own players. The team is ours, but the players are not. I don’t own the players, I am not the cricket captain. I have never told them (team management) whom to play, whom to take in the auction, never. We have the greatest captain of all time. So, why shall I even interfere in cricketing matters?”
The player, who left back for India after he found some serious tragedy happened with his family in Punjab, was criticized for leaving the camp in the middle.
However, the player might return to Dubai and it has not been finalized yet but with the statements he made, it has been speculated that the batsman is looking forward to a return.
“I’ve been training even while quarantining here. You never know you might see me in the camp there again,” Raina told Cricbuzz.