You never know, you might see me in the camp there again: Suresh Raina

Notably, Raina has been associated with the Yellow Army since 2008 and has been a regular feature in their playing XI for ten years.

Suresh Raina and N SriniVasan
Suresh Raina and N Srinivasan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Chennai Super Kings’ mainstream batsman Suresh Raina finally cleared the air regarding his sudden departure from UAE. The cricketer had shocked the entire cricket fraternity when he had abruptly decided to pull out his name from the cash-rich league and had returned home citing personal reasons.

This resulted in people making their own speculations and assumptions regarding Raina’s exit from CSK camp in UAE. A few reports had suggested that his uncle’s family was attacked by the anonymous assailants in Pathankot. While some other portals reported that the 33-year-old got worried about his health after 13 members of the CSK contingent including pacer Deepak Chahar and right-handed batsman Ruturaj Gaekwad tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

News of his rift with the CSK management for not giving him a room with a balcony like MS Dhoni was also floating from the past few days. Finally, breaking his silence on his exit and clearing his stance, Raina dismissed the reports of a rift between Chennai Super Kings and himself. He also clarified that he didn’t feel bad about N Srinivasan’s ‘prima donna’ comment as for him it was like a “father scolding his son”.

My family is most important to me: Suresh Raina

In an exclusive interview with Cricbuzz, when the swashbuckling batsman was asked about his future with the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, the 33-year-old hinted in a cryptic manner that he has been training hard and people might see him back in the game.

“I’ve been training even while quarantining here. You never know you might see me in the camp there again,” Raina told Cricbuzz.

Notably, Raina has been associated with the Yellow Army since 2008 and has been a regular feature in their playing XI for ten years. The left-handed batsman was away for only two years when the franchise was banned from taking part in the tournament owing to match-fixing charges.

Further in the interview, the Uttar Pradesh Stalwart also broke his silence regarding the news of him not feeling comfortable with the biosecurity measures in place in UAE. To this, Raina replied that he was worried about his children and nothing is important for him then their safety and future.

“I have a young family back home and I was concerned about the fact that if something happened to me, unka kya hoga?(what’ll happen to them). My family is most important to me and I am really concerned for them during these times. I haven’t seen my kids for more than 20 days, even after coming back, since I am in quarantine,” ‘Chinna Thala’ added.