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“Raina left IPL 2020 UAE because of rift over hotel room,” CSK boss Srinivasan

Suresh Raina left Dubai yesterday citing personal issues, is seemed to be the different story as if report are believed. As per latest development to the story, CSK middle order batsman opposed to stay in a hotel room allotted different from MS Dhoni’s room.

Chennai Super Kings boss N Srinivasan has said in an interview to OutlookIndia that if somebody is not feeling happy and want to leave, they can leave. He can’t force anyone to stay.

Suresh Raina CSK
Suresh Raina

“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. My thinking is that if you are reluctant or not happy, go back. I don’t force anyone to do anything … sometimes success gets into your head,” Srinivasan said.

Two CSK players were found to be Coronavirus positive couple of days back and this lead players to live in the isolation for a week at least. Hence Raina was unhappy with his room and bio bubble-security regarding the protocols set by management for players.

“I spoke to MS (Dhoni) and he has assured me that even if the numbers go up, there was nothing to worry. He spoke to the players through a zoom call and asked them to remain safe. You really don’t know who is a passive carrier.”

Srinivasan didn’t stop here and said that Raina would realize his mistake of losing the charm of the tournament and off-course all money he earns per season i.e. 11 Crore rupees.

“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.”

However yesterday, CSK’s official witter handle posted that Raina will be missing 2020 Indian Premier League season and he’s returned to India for personal reasons.

“Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season. Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and his family during this time,” CEO KS Viswanathan said in a tweet posted by Chennai Super Kings.

Dream11 IPL is scheduled to start on 19 September.

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