Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings vice-captain Suresh Raina has iterated on the fact that the 13th season of the cash-rich league can “surely wait” in the times of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the out break of corona virus many sports event including IPL has been postponed. The cash-rich IPL has been scheduled to begin from March 29. Due to the corona issue and visa restriction BCCI announced to host the IPL in the mid of April.
Raina’s lock down session
“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.
“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,” Raina was quoted as saying by PTI.
Suresh Raina remembers spending time with MS Dhoni
BCCI finally made up it’s decision to host the IPL at the end of April in order to avoid the huge loss. The 47-year old Ganguly laid emphasis on the situation being the same in the last 10 days.
Things end but memories last forever. Remembering the rush, excitement, thrill of it all, of the fantastic moments leading up to us lifting the world cup. Irreplaceable. Unforgettable. Thankful to have been a part of this iconic moment in the history of cricket. #worldcup2011 pic.twitter.com/qIISLuzS0k
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 2, 2020
Suresh Raina start his preparation at Chennai Super Kings franchise training camp. Dhoni and Raina starts their training in keen to get back their slots in Indian international team.
Raina’s Preparation in camp
During one such training session, Suresh Raina was spotted discussing something with Dhoni in the middle of the crease while the duo was batting. Raina accidentally hit Dhoni’s bat by mistake with his foot and suddenly worshipped the bat with heartwarming gesture. This attitude shows how he respect cricket and also the cricket materials.
“It was a nice camp. I was there for two months but then this happened. Got to spend some time with [MS] Dhoni. He was batting so well in the nets, he had the hunger of a younsgter. In one session, he batted for three hours at a stretch,” Raina said.