Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan opined that they were not looking to bring back Suresh Raina in the squad even though the franchise struggled to chase the target in their last two matches. He said that they respect Raina’s decision to opt-out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020
Suresh Raina, after landing in the UAE, pulled out his name citing personal reasons. However, his decision came after players and staff members of CSK tested positive of the virus. But the southpaw maintained that backing out of his tournament was dependent on his family.
After arriving in India, he had also hinted that he could also make a comeback. But CSK CEO has cleared that they are not thinking to call back Suresh Raina.
“We cannot look at Suresh Raina because he made himself unavailable, and we respect his decision and his space. We are not thinking about it,” Viswanathan told ANI.
We are lacking a bit of steam in the batting and that hurts: CSK CEO
Viswanathan said that fans need not worry as Chennai Super Kings would make a strong comeback. He is confident that the franchise would come back stronger in coming matches.
“I can assure the fans that we will bounce back strongly. It’s a game and you have your good and bad days. But the boys know what they need to do and the smiles will be back.”
But he acknowledged that CSK is lacking in power hitting batting. Having six days break before the next match, CSK will rectify their mistakes, according to Viswanathan.
“We are lacking a bit of steam in the batting and that hurts. The run rate keeps on mounting after such slow starts and adds pressure, we need to figure that out. We need to come back with a clearer picture, looking at the combination. There are quite a few things we can think about. We are one batter extra to start off, so the players need to step up,” Dhoni said.
CSK has lost their last two consecutive matches after winning their opening match against Mumbai Indians. They will play their next match against SRH on Friday.