On the other hand, MS Dhoni who had struggled for form in the last two IPL seasons for Rising Pune Supergiant has also found his batting form back this season.
The CSK captain has currently scored 455 runs at a strike rate of 150.66 in the ongoing edition and still has one more match to go.
Both Raina and Dhoni have given the Chennai based franchise assurance in the middle order.
With CSK reaching their seventh IPL final, Dhoni’s deputy Raina says the team wants to win the IPL title for the legendary captain.
Suresh Raina, who has been a key member of CSK since 2008, said Dhoni has contributed immensely towards the success of the franchise and said the team wants to win the tournament for the former Indian captain.
“He got quite emotional (when the team reached the final this time). He cares so much for Chennai; we all do. He has been amazing for CSK since 2008 and is one of the nicest guys around. So this time, we want to win the IPL for Dhoni,”
“He gets criticized so often and every time (he) answers his critics back through his performance. Sometimes you need to see it from an emotional side as well. We definitely have a team which can win it for MS this time. You need to do something (special) every time he turns up and that is the reason we want to win the IPL for Dhoni,”
Raina also added CSK had tasted success because of the experienced players in their side. He added,
“I remember reading somewhere after the auction that Chennai team is a bunch of old guys. But it is all about experience and how well you use it. Our unit is very confident right now.”
“This season we batted as a group. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu gave us good starts and then myself, followed by MS have been doing well. So if you see our team is so experienced and has so many match winners in it. We haven’t won the title since 2011, so I really want to do it this time,”