Suresh Raina has been the main run-scorer for Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) within the IPL. Raina has represented the identical franchise for 11 seasons because the starting of the cash-rich league besides on three events when the franchise was banned from the IPL in 2016 and 17 and when he determined to not be part of the T20 extravaganza in 2020.
Batting within the center order, the southpaw has been indispensable for his group and has steadied their innings on innumerable events.
Lately in a e book titled “Consider”, the 34-year-old revealed that he was excited to be part of the Chennai-based franchise alongside the-then Indian skipper MS Dhoni.
“The IPL auctions occurred, and like each different cricketer within the nation, I used to be ready eagerly to know which group I’d be taking part in for. I used to be elated to go to the Chennai Tremendous Kings. It meant Mahi Bhai and I’d be taking part in for a similar group. I heard from him nearly instantly after I used to be purchased within the public sale,” excerpts from the e book learn, reported by India TV.
Raina additionally divulged that Dhoni texted him simply after he was purchased by the franchise and informed him that taking part in collectively could be enjoyable. The CSK cricketer additional added that taking part with the identical group additionally strengthened their bond.
“He mentioned, ‘Maza aayega dekh.’ There was lots of consideration on him, after all. And taking a look at a number of the different figures whom Chennai had purchased—Matthew Hayden, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Stephen Fleming—I used to be simply delighted to be in the identical group as them. The IPL strengthened my bond with Mahi Bhai even additional,” the e book additional learn.
The Meerut-born was picked up by CSK for INR 2.6 crores within the first version, along with his worth aggravating with time to INR 11 crores in the course of the 2021 season. Total, Raina has amassed 5491 runs within the 200 IPL video games he has performed to date at a unprecedented strike price of 136.89.
Earlier, legendary musician AR Rahman also dedicated a song to the duo.