Chennai Super Kings fans have requested Suresh Raina to return to UAE for the ongoing IPL 2020. CSK, on Friday, suffered yet another crushing defeat as Delhi Capitals thrashed them by 44 runs in Dubai. The three-time champions, who started their tournament with a convincing win over defending champions Mumbai Indians, have now lost two games in a row.
Their batting department failed to deliver once again as CSK finished on 131 for 7 while chasing 176. Asked to bat first, Delhi Capitals rode on Prithvi Shaw’s fine fifty to post 175 for 3 in the allotted 20 overs. At one stage, it looked like Delhi would post something around 200 but CSK bowlers did well to restrict them under 180.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 25, 2020
But those 175 runs turned out to be enough for Delhi Capitals as they won the game without much trouble. CSK never looked in contention to chase down the total and finished on 131 to suffer their second defeat in a row. Faf du Plessis top-scored for the side, scoring 43.
Fans plead Raina to return:
With CSK’s batting looking far from being impressive, their fans did not waste any time in requesting Suresh Raina to return to UAE. As soon as the game finished, the fans took to Twitter to request the star batsman to return to the tournament. Suresh Raina had sensationally pulled out of this year’s competition last month citing personal reasons.
The former India batsman was an integral part of the franchise since the inaugural season in 2008. He is the all-time leading run-scorer for the three-time champions.
Here are some of the reactions from the fans:
Missing Suresh Raina like never before.
— Siddarth Srinivas (@sidhuwrites) September 25, 2020
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 25, 2020
CSK needs Mr. IPL in their batting line up! Raina should think of comeback.
Perfect fielder, very good striker and can ball in crucial time as well. pic.twitter.com/4r2e6RxDNI
— Kunal Yadav (@_kunalyadav98) September 25, 2020
— RAINA Trends™ | Proud to be RAINA Fan ❤️ (@trendRaina) September 23, 2020
Dad after match ended, "CSK has to get Suresh Raina back. Do anything but get him back". #CSK
— Niharika Raina (@niharika_raina) September 25, 2020
Please come back to CSK???????? pic.twitter.com/Rx7DXwd4M1
— வீரபாகு?? (@Jokertheinsane) September 26, 2020
Please go back to dubai raina bhai without you it is not like csk team batting order totally collapsed
— ☀️️The Unbeatable King☀️ (@amirthaganesh15) September 26, 2020
Sir you are not required to post new profile pic or visit Kashmir and other officers, you are very much required to @ChennaiIPL now. The team has lost its balance without you. So please sir play IPL as soon as possible. You can do all this after 10th November 1/2
— Kumar Adhyan (@kumar_adhyan) September 26, 2020
Please bro….. please comeback na…. look there is nothing going right in csk. Vijay, gayakward, kedar has no impact at all. Without you dhoni bhai can not drop a foreign player and have to play piyush chawla. Please comeback …. please
— Santanu Kar (@santanubabu123) September 26, 2020
I want to whistle loud @ImRaina
— IAM_LOG (@30_logu) September 26, 2020
Come back to CSK.. charm and energy is missing in field.
— ஆங்கரை சத்யா ! (Sathya Aangarai ) (@nanaiyyer) September 26, 2020
Dear sir, you are being missed so much, I'm not a fan of @ChennaiIPL but seeing top order crumbling at the moment when they are needed the most reminds me of the time when you have clinched matches from opponents hand. Wish you could join the team.
— Raj kapish Gupta (@Cadet_69) September 26, 2020
— vikash ray (@sarcasmic_way) September 26, 2020