Suresh Raina, who donated to the PM CARES fund, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic had a brutally honest opinion about the commencement of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Raina, regarded as ‘Chinna Thalla’ by his Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans, believes the tournament can wait in this situation as life is more important.
The IPL 2020 was originally slated to get underway from March 29. But following the situation due to the fatal virus in the country, the lucrative tournament, has been postponed to April 15. But clouds of uncertainties still hover over the commencement of the tournament as it can be cancelled given the current situation.
A lot of reports also suggest it can be a curtailed IPL and the BCCI are looking for the October-November slot.
Suresh Raina says ‘life is important’ at this point of time
Over 2500 people have been tested positive with coronavirus in the country, with at least 50 death. At this moment, Raina feels life is more important and everyone needs to follow the government guidelines. He also added, IPL can be thought about once regular life, resumes.
“Life is most important at this point of time. IPL can surely wait. We all need to follow the government guidelines on lockdown else we all face the consequences. When life gets better, we can think about the IPL. So many people are dying at the moment, we need to save lives,” Raina told PTI.
Suresh Raina ‘relaxing’ in lockdown
The lockdown period has given Raina a good time to stay with his family. The out-of-favour India batsman is spending time with his kids and even cooking in the spare time.
“I am relaxing in the lockdown, cooking and spending time with the kids. There is so much more to life than cricket, moments like these make you realise that. With this lockdown, people should realise the importance of being down to earth.