Breaking News: Suresh Raina Pulls Out Of IPL 2020 Due To Personal Reasons
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Breaking News: Suresh Raina Pulls Out Of IPL 2020 Due To Personal Reasons

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina (Credits: IPL)

Suresh Raina has pulled out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons, CSK CEO KS Viswanathan said via a tweet. The development comes as a major blow for CSK franchise as Suresh Raina has been a mainstay in the CSK batting line-up. Raina had trained with the franchise in Chennai before departing for UAE.

CSK CEO KS Viswanathan said 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.

The development comes after Raina called time on his international career. He had been far from contention to play for the Indian cricket team. He made his last international appearance in 2018 during India’s tour of England and since then has been out-of-favour of the side.

IPL 2019, Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni
Suresh Raina. Credit: BCCI

Raina batted at No.3 Or the fourth spot in his career which now belongs to Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer in the recent scheme of things as far as the limited-overs is concerned. Thus he had no chance for a comeback.

Raina retired with an average of 25 in Tests, 35 in ODIs and nearly 30 in the shortest format of the game.