You will be hugely missed from CSK: Shane Watson on Suresh Raina


New Delhi: Former Indian batsman Suresh Raina had recently announced his international retirement on August 15. He had also withdrawn his name from the upcoming Indian Premier League(IPL) season on Saturday (August 29).

The left-handed batsman left the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) base in the UAE and travelled back to India due to some ‘personal reasons’. Meanwhile, Raina’s CSK teammate Shane Watson in a video shared a special message for him. “Hello everyone, I wake up this morning with a very bad news that Suresh Raina is heading back to India for personal reasons. My heart goes to you. I hope you are doing okay, mate,” Watson said.

“You are going to be sorely missed from CSK. You have been with the CSK from the start, you are the heartbeat of the team. You are also going to be missed by IPL tournament as well. You are such a star of IPL. But, most importantly, is your well-being and hope you are going okay,” the right-handed batsman added.

“It’s been an interesting time to be in lockdown for another seven days, but this is the ever-changing world that we live in. We all have to do what we possibly can to stay safe, to limit the spread of Covid-19 throughout the IPL tournament because it is the best T20 tournament in the world,” Watson added.

“All players, all fans, want it to go ahead. I’ll do whatever we have to do to make sure that IPL goes ahead,” the former Australia batsman added. The 13th edition of IPL is all set to begin from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE. It will be held in three venues – Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai.


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