CSK owner N Srinivasan : Suresh Raina will realise money he’s going to lose and would want to come back
New Delhi: Suresh Raina decided not to play IPL 2020 and flew back to India citing ‘personal reasons’. In response to this Chennai Super Kings owner and former BCCI president N Srinivasan on Sunday said, ‘the left-hander will regret his decision and would want to come back’.
“The season has not begun yet and Raina will certainly realise what he is missing and certainly all the money (a salary of 11 crores per season) he is going to lose,” Srinivasan told Outlook.
“My thinking is that if you are reluctant or not happy, go back. I don’t force anyone to do anything … sometimes success gets into your head,” he further said.
The report added that Raina was miffed with the hotel room he got from the CSK management in Dubai ever since he landed with the squad on August 21. Raina’s room reportedly did not have ‘proper balconies’ which made him feel claustrophobic in the strict bio-secure environment.
The left-hander, wanted a similar room like CSK captain MS Dhoni.
“Cricketers are like prima donnas … like the temperamental actors of the olden days. Chennai Super Kings have always been like a family and all seniors players have learned to co-exist,” said Srinivasan.
While various reports suggesting that Raina may have returned home due to the demise of his paternal uncle, a few others claimed the CSK squad members testing Covid-positive made him insecure about his own health.
Suresh Raina announced his retirement from international cricket minutes after MS Dhoni on August 15.