New Delhi, September 2
Suresh Raina is sort of a “son” to him however Chennai Super Kings proprietor N Srinivasan on Wednesday stated the all-rounder’s return to the aspect this IPL season after an unanticipated pullout could be determined by the crew administration led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Raina had final week left the CSK camp in Dubai amid 13 COVID-19 circumstances, together with nationwide crew seamer Deepak Chahar, however there was some controversy relating to an alleged breach of bio bubble, one thing the participant has categorically denied.
The former BCCI president was initially livid with Raina’s departure however softened his stance later. The participant additionally appeared to have spoken to Srinivasan and known as him a father determine moreover indicating that he would possibly come again.
“I have treated him like one (son). The reason for CSK’s success in IPL over the years is because of the fact that franchise never poked its nose into cricketing matters. India Cements is running cricket since ’60s. I will always remain like that,” Srinivasan advised PTI.
So, is he anticipating Raina to be again within the UAE and play within the IPL?
“Look, please understand, that that’s not my domain (whether Raina will come back or not) at all,” the previous ICC and BCCI chief stated.
“We own a team, we own the franchise but we do not own players. Team is ours but players are not. I don’t own the players,” he added.
For Srinivasan, the choice on Raina will lay with the crew administration, which implies skipper Dhoni and CEO KS Viswanathan.
“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 times. So, why shall I even interfere in cricketing matters?” Srinivasan stated.
CSK have been three-time champions within the high-profile league, shifted to UAE this 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. — PTI